Kendrick Lamar Rocks Sneaker Pimps


Sneaker pimps, the annual event where sneaker enthusiasts come to sell trade and simply bask in the ambience of a venue full of sneakers. It’s obvious that I’m far from a sneaker enthusiast but acts like Kendrick Lamar, Waka Flocka, Jim Jones, Stalley and newcomers Nyemiah Supreme and Kris Kasanova brought out music enthusiasts as well.

As I walked into the high line ballroom, my expectations weren’t too high, but I was immediately hit by the electricity of the crowd as headliner Kendrick Lamar took to the stage. This marked the fourth show in New York headlined by Lamar, and many in the audience proclaimed to have been at them all. Lamar also brought out ASAP Rocky and the rest the ASAP crew to perform ADHD.

But then Lamar uttered the words no fan wants to hear: “They cut my set kinda short tonight.” instantly, a puff of smoke rose from The crowd. Amongst the beanies, and snap backs, rose sounds of outrage, they were heated.

“What you want me to bang out?” Lamar asked as he tried to read the audience to determine what his last song would be. They all shouted different requests all at once.

“Listen, listen, calm before the storm…listen listen, calm before the storm…listen listen calm before the storm.” Lamar asks the crowd to be quiet and shockingly, the two floors of people actually adhered to his request. The room was silent for a quick second. Then, the beat dropped, everyone’s arms rose as they vibed out to lemars final song of the night: “Michael Jordan.”

*thanks to Potential of Scene Media for the video coverage.

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