US song­writer, pro­du­cer, poet, musi­cian, mul­tiple Grammy Award win­ner and hip hop roy­alty — Kendrick Lamar will close the first week­end on Sunday 5 July 2020. Kendrick is joined by Mer­cury Prize-win­ning James Blake and Alabama Shakes’ Brit­tany Howard with more names to be announced.

Kendrick Lamar is regarded by both crit­ics and fans as one of the most skilled and suc­cess­ful record­ing artists of all time. He is also the world’s most dec­or­ated; receiv­ing 173 awards from 390 nom­in­a­tions, includ­ing 13 Grammy Awards, six Bill­board Music Awards and the ASCAP Van­guard Award for his work as a com­poser. Kendrick is an innov­at­or in every sense of the word and broke new ground last year when he received the Pulitzer Prize for music, as the first non-clas­sic­al or jazz artist to win the pres­ti­gi­ous prize.

Kendrick’s live show is best high­lighted via his icon­ic and polit­ic­ally charged 2018 Grammy per­form­ance, with this show on 5 July being an unfor­get­table oppor­tun­ity to wit­ness one of the greatest mod­ern day musi­cians in the beau­ti­ful sur­rounds of Hyde Park.

From his explos­ive mag­num opus To Pimp A But­ter­fly to Pulitzer Prize-win­ning DAMN., Kendrick’s dex­ter­ous lyr­ic­al prowess has secured his place on the world stage like no oth­er artist before him.

Raised in Compton, Cali­for­nia, Kendrick embarked on his music­al career as a teen­ager under the stage name K‑Dot, releas­ing a mix­tape that garnered loc­al atten­tion and led to his sign­ing with indie record label Top Dawg Enter­tain­ment. By 2012, Kendrick released his first two albums Section.80 and Good Kid, M.A.A.D City which received crit­ic­al acclaim. To Pimp A But­ter­fly and DAMN, released in 2015 and 2017 respect­ively, glob­al atten­tion with tracks ‘The Black­er The Berry’, ‘Alright’, ‘HUMBLE’ and ‘LOY­ALTY’.

Also on the bill is James Blake — one of the most pro­lif­ic artists of this dec­ade. He’s a sing­er, song­writer, multi-instru­ment­al­ist and record pro­du­cer, who’s col­lab­or­ated with the biggest names in hip-hop. His fourth and most recent album Assume Form was lauded by crit­ics, as are his awe-inspir­ing live shows.

Those not privy to her solo work will recog­nise Brit­tany Howard as the voice and gui­tar­ist of Alabama Shakes. As a soloist, Brit­tany mas­ters any genre she is drawn to; from ram­shackle hip-hop, spoken word and gos­pel to funk, jazz and neo soul. Her crit­ic­ally acclaimed debut album Jaime was released this year and proved that Brit­tany loses none of the magic by step­ping out on her own.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.