Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Don’t forget to tune into tonight’s new episode of POWER at 8 p.m. on Starz. It features a guest appearance by international rap star Kendrick Lamar. The Pulitzer Prize winner will appear in a guest role opposite 50 Cent in this not-to-miss episode.
“It was something that’s been in the works for a long time just being a fan of the show,” said Lamar to POWER creator Courtney A. Kemp. “Me, 50 and Top, we always communicated that we need to do something one day and make something right.”
Kendrick will be portraying a drug abuser named Laces, who he described as a hot head who’s always on the go.”
“When you see what he did, you know he worked really hard on this,” said 50 Cent about Lamar’s role. “He did a really good job…like they’re going to talk about his performance.”
Kendrick Lamar is one of the rare artists who has achieved critical and commercial success while earning the respect and support of those who inspired him. A native of Compton, Calif., Lamar released his debut album, “good kid, m.A.A.d city” in October 2012 which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and earned him seven Grammy Award nominations. His second album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” released in March 2015 immediately earned rave reviews and topped the Billboard 200, garnering Lamar five Grammy® nominations with a win for Best Rap Album.
Congrats Kendrick! We can’t wait to meet Laces!
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