July 2, 2016


Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe Will Play the White House on July 4

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Commanders-in-Chief: They're just like us, in that they don't want to throw a party without a decent soundtrack. In President Obama's case, he just happens to have the connections to bring his favorite musicians to his house instead of settling for blasting them over the speakers.

Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe are scheduled to perform at the White House's Fourth of July celebration, an evening of music, fireworks and food thrown on the South Lawn for military heroes, their families and the White House staff.

The Fourth marks a rare instance where the two incredible talents are set to share a stage, as both Kendrick and Janelle are taking 2016 relatively easy on the touring front and don't share a bill together for the rest of the summer. Kendrick will perform at the first Panorama Festival in New York on July 23, and Janelle's set to play the Summer Spirit Festival in Columbia, Maryland on August 6.

No word yet as to whether or not Janelle will reprise her absolutely incredible Prince tribute from the BET Awards, but either way, the White House is in for an unforgettable Fourth. If you're looking for a K-Dot fix before then, check out this episode of Fuse's Back of the Class podcast below that ruminates on Kendrick's untitled unmastered.