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Kendrick Lamar to play charity concert for Downtown Women's Center

November 18, 2011 |  6:00 am


Perhaps you're familiar with Kendrick Lamar. His "Section 80," released earlier this year, is the most acclaimed rap album out of L.A. in recent memory. He's working with Dr. Dre and has graduated to the cover of rap magazines. Even Snoop Dogg and The Game passed him the proverbial LA torch at a show this summer.

As one might infer from the socially aware themes in his music, he's also community oriented, and will be headlining a Friday night charity benefit for the downtown Women's Center and Project RISHI (Rural India Social and Health Improvement, a student-run nonprofit organization fighting poverty in Indian villages).

The concert takes place at the Music Box, with tickets going for $25-$40. The lineup will also feature performances from Lamar's fellow TDE crewmate, Schoolboy Q, along with Tiron & Ayomari, and Azad Right. If you haven't seen Lamar rap yet, there are few if any rappers doing it better right now.


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