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Kendrick Lamar lights up Austin City Limits with unforgettable debut

Kendrick Lamar makes unforgettable Austin City Limits debut

Kendrick Lamar at ACL Live
Hip-hop prince Kendrick Lamar played ACL Live on October 30.  Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Kendrick Lamar at ACL Live
This was Lamar's Austin City Limits debut.  Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Kendrick Lamar at ACL Live
The show will air in January on PBS.  Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Kendrick Lamar at ACL Live
Lamar's set spanned songs from his career.  Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Kendrick Lamar at ACL Live
The artist canvassed the stage like a pro.  Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Kendrick Lamar at ACL Live
Kendrick Lamar at ACL Live
Kendrick Lamar at ACL Live
Kendrick Lamar at ACL Live
Kendrick Lamar at ACL Live

Kendrick Lamar made a stop at the Moody Theater last weekend for what will undoubtedly go down as one of Austin City Limits' most iconic tapings in the new era.

The hip-hop prince performed a three-act set, nearly pushing two hours, that provided tracks from all three of his full-length releases. Backed by a four-piece band, Lamar canvassed the stage like a seasoned vet and didn’t seem fazed by the bright lights and TV cameras.

It was a night that those in attendance most likely won’t forget and serves as a reminder of what the legendary show can bring to the table. Lamar's Austin City Limits debut will air in January as part of the show's 41st season.