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Kendrick Lamar Performs ‘Backseat Freestyle’ Ringside for Boxing Champ Adrien Broner

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Kendrick Lamar is known for getting the crowd hyped at a rap concert, so who better to help inspire an athlete before a big sporting event? The Compton MC was hired as a hype man for boxer Adrien Broner during his WBC lightweight bout on Saturday (Nov. 17) in Atlantic City, N.J.

Lamar performed ‘Backseat Freestyle’ during the ring entrance for the 23-year-old fighter, who was dressed in a pink hooded robe, matching boxing shorts and white sunglasses. “Adrien had a dream / Broner had a dream,” Kendrick yelled as the flashy pugilist bopped back and forth to the clacking beats of the Hit-Boy produced track.

Lamar’s song did the trick because Broner beat his opponent, Antonio DeMarco, in the 8th round to win the WBC lightweight title. While Broner maybe an eccentric boxer, he can certainly back it up. The Cincinatti, Ohio native improved on his record of 25 wins, zero losses and 21 KOs. So, yeah, Broner is pretty good with his hands.

It looks like the ‘Swimming Pools’ rapper could have a fruitful career as a hype man for boxers. If you haven’t done so, go cop Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ album — it’s a knockout!

Next: Read Our 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' Album Review

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