Kendrick Lamar & Imagine Dragons

"m.A.A.d city" & "Radioactive" (2014 GRAMMY Performance)

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Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons revive the GRAMMY Awards with an epic mashup performance.

Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons may sound like an odd pairing but both acts effortlessly complimented each other on stage at the 56th annual Grammy Awards.

The performance kicked off with Imagine Dragons performing a line from their Record Of The Year-nominated single, "Radioactive," and then quickly transitioned to Kendrick's energetic track, "m.A.A.d city," off his Album Of The Year-nominated album, good kid, m.A.A.d city. Then it went back to "Radioactive" and then Kendrick dropped a quick monologue which turned into a verse and then it went back to "Radioactive" and by then all of our minds exploded.

Yeah, it went in that order.

Earlier this week, Alex da Kid spoke to HipHopDX on Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar's collaborative performance.

"I think it's a perfect collaboration," Alex da Kid says in an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. "They're both really representing the new school...a new form of music that I'm excited about. Kendrick is obviously like the new guy in Rap who is killin' it right now. We're like the new guys of Rock. I think it sums up where music is going. Kendrick is so eclectic with how he writes and what beats he picks that it's just effortless when they get together. He has no problem rhyming over Rock. The same goes for Imagine Dragons. My goal when I started them was to mix Hip Hop and Rock together. They both [represent] where music is going." 

Oh by the way, feel free to hear the full single here

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