Kendrick Lamar

King Kunta Groove Sessions

Creative Direction, Scenic Design 

For Kendrick Lamar’s King Kunta Groove Sessions we wanted to create a sense of intimacy for the deliberately small tour. Honoring Kendrick’s To Pimp a Butterfly, we created an imagined pimp’s apartment, groovy, psychedelic, yet cozy.

Process & Planning

A large neon Pimps Only sign served as the centerpiece to the stage, which also included chrome vertical blinds and wall to wall burgundy carpeting. Neon lighting under the band member’s risers, a life size panther statue, a zebra skin throw rug, and a cream fabric couch with chrome details created the perfect atmosphere for the intimate groove sessions.  

Credits

  • Creative Direction: Willo Perron
  • Lighting Design: Jesse Blevins

Execution