On Juneteenth (June 19), Amazon Music streamed Kendrick Lamar’s landmark concert. Today, Amazon Music revealed that the livestream broke Amazon Music streaming records. Across Prime Video and Twitch, the live broadcast earned the most minutes watched of any Amazon Music production ever.

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Presented by pgLang and Free Lunch, “The Pop Out – Ken & Friends” coincided with “Forever the Influence,” a celebration of Black Music Month from Rotation, Amazon Music’s hip-hop and R&B brand, honoring Black artists, producers, and songwriters who have shaped culture.

In front of thousands and millions more watching at home, Kendrick Lamar made history last night with his sold-out “The Pop Out – Ken & Friends” concert at The Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA. Celebrating West Coast hip-hop on Juneteenth, the concert featured Lamar alongside friends, family, and collaborators performing classics and fan favorites.


The event kicked off with a “DJ Hed & Friends” set, featuring artists like Remble, Bino Rideaux, OHGEESY, and Jason Martin. This was followed by “Mustard & Friends,” where chart-topping producer DJ Mustard brought out West Coast superstars such as Dom Kennedy, Roddy Ricch, Steve Lacy, Tyler, the Creator, and YG.

Kendrick Lamar then took the stage, opening with hits like “Euphoria,” “DNA,” “Alright,” and “Swimming Pools.” The highlight of his set was a Black Hippy reunion, with TDE artists Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q joining Lamar to perform tracks like “Collard Greens,” “That Part,” and “m.A.A.d. City.”

In a special moment, West Coast hip-hop royalty Dr. Dre joined Lamar for iconic anthems “Still D.R.E.” and “California Love.” The show concluded with the historic live debut of “Not Like Us,” which Lamar performed five consecutive times, accompanied by DJ Mustard, in front of over 16,000 fans.

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