Colbert Taps Kendrick Lamar As First Late Show Musical Guest

Symmetry.

Colbert Taps Kendrick Lamar As First <i>Late Show</i> Musical Guest Jason Merrit / Getty Images

On September 8, Stephen Colbert embarks on a new phase of his career when he takes over David Letterman's late night TV spot. He's not leaving the past behind entirely, though: Colbert recruited Kendrick Lamar, one of the final guests from his previous show, to perform on the inaugural episode of his next venture.

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When Lamar visited The Colbert Report, he brought an all-star band—Bilal, Thundercat, Anna Wise, and Terrace Martin—and casually debuted a new song that no one had heard before. It turns out that Kendrick wrote that tune just to play on the show; it still hasn't come out anywhere. Revisit it below.

Colbert announced on Twitter this morning that Lamar will be joined by another famous guest: Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush.

Colbert Taps Kendrick Lamar As First Late Show Musical Guest