Kendrick Lamar Ends Successful Week On SNL

(AllHipHop News) Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar made his first appearance on Saturday Night Live last night as the special musical guest. K-Dot hit the stage with a live band to perform "Swimming Pools (Drank)" and "Poetic Justice" during the episode which was hosted by Maroon 5's Adam Levine.

Kendrick's debut performance on the celebrated program was the final triumph of a very notable week. His single "Swimming Pools (Drank)" earned the TDE rapper the first platinum plaque of his career when the song reached over one million downloads last week. It was also announced on Thursday that the 25-year-old will be one of the performers at The Governors Ball NYC Music Festival in June. He'll also be hitting the stage with his Black Hippy partners- Jay Rock, ScHoolBoy Q, and Ab-Soul- to headline the 8th annual Paid Dues Festival on March 30 in San Bernardino, California.

Kendrick's early success in 2013 is an extension of an extremely accomplished 2012. Last October he released his major label debut good kid, M.A.A.D. city to universal acclaim. The album has gone on to sell over 650,000 copies and has been certified gold by the RIAA. Kendrick also spent part of last year appearing on Drake's Club Paradise Tour and performed sets at several high profile music festivals including Boonaroo, Coachella, and Rock The Bells. He also headlined the 23-city BET Music Matters Tour last fall.

Swimming Pools (Drank)

Poetic Justice