Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar performs solo set ahead of NBA All-Star game

Kendrick Lamar added to the excitement around Sunday's NBA All-Star game with a searing performance Friday night.

The Grammy-winning rapper was alone on an outdoor stage across from Staples Center for a 45-minute set packed with hits from his albums, collaborations and mixtapes.

With no introduction or fanfare, the 30-year-old emerged wearing an oversized red sweatshirt over a white T-shirt and black pants, his braids pulled back, and launched into the biting "DNA" from his album "DAMN." He performed several songs from that most recent album, including "Love," ''Loyalty," ''XXX" and "Element."

Lamar said little...

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