Kendrick Lamar's Kunta's Groove Sessions tour got off to a start last night in D.C. as K.Dot touched the Kennedy Center stage with the National Symphony Orchestra as his backing ensemble. Tearing through cuts from To Pimp a Butterfly..., Lamar gave renditions of "i,' "These Walls," "Alright," "King Kunta" and more as the sold out crowd screamed every word back at him. Powerful stuff from arguably the biggest rapper in the world. Check out more of the performance below:

Kendrick's current tour run continues through mid-November and the renowned MC will bring along TDE label mate Jay Rock for a few dates. Check out the full slate of shows below:

10-22 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
10-24 Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
10-25 Chicago, IL – United Center
10-27 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle *
10-29 Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall *
11-01 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre *
11-02 New York, NY – Webster Hall *
11-03 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero Theatre *
11-04 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *
11-08 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
11-10 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater *