four23 recently collaborated with Reebok to host a UK appearance from Grammy Award winner Kendrick Lamar.
Inspired by Kendrick’s LA roots we converted the empty lots of a former TV production studio to stage a block party event. Apple Music’s Beats1 presenter Julie Adenuga played host for the night as guests navigated murals by emerging young artist-illustrators Karis Knight, James Dawe, Ben Tallon and Joe Clarke. The event culminated in a live performance by Kendrick to an intimate crowd of only 300 guests.
Earlier in the day, Kendrick made a surprise appearance at a specially commissioned music workshop for young people in partnership with the Brighter Sound music charity. The workshop encouraged participants to experiment with freestyle MCing, lyric-writing, production, Djing and mixing.
The young guests and tutors were stunned by a surprise appearance from Kendrick, who joined the participants in an impromptu freestyle rap battle.
Footage of Kendrick’s appearance was shared globally across social media and in hundreds of titles online.
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