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watch kendrick lamar risk his life for a musc video
file this under ‘things you couldn’t pay us to do’
by gabriel bell
Trigger warning for those afraid of heights. Yesterday, more of those blessed on-set snappers we love caught this amazing footage of Kendrick Lamar rapping atop a tall, arching traffic light over moving cars in downtown L.A. a la 1998’s City of Angels.
Sure, Lamar was all wired up and theoretically secure as he filmed the video for “Alright,” the next single off To Pimp a Butterfly. Yet, in a genre where typical on-screen risks include getting champagne in your eyes, this will still most likely go down as the most dangerous rap-video shoot of all time—excepting those involving Suge Knight, of course. Respect, Kendrick. Hope you tipped your stunt coordinator. (Stereogum)