5 Things We Want to See Kendrick Lamar Do on 'SNL'

Saturday Night Live
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Kendrick Lamar, Woody Harrelson and Kate McKinnon on Saturday Night Live on November 13, 2014.

As the anticipation for Kendrick Lamar's good kid, M.A.A.D. city follow-up intensifies, many are following his moves closely.

The rapper has shared details of his upcoming studio album with every radio interview he’s done. He's been working with Dr. Dre, Pharrell Williams, Rahki, Thundercat, Soundwave and more producers.

As we hold our hearts with questions (when's the next single arriving? Is the album coming this year or in 2015?) Kendrick Lamar preps to perform, and possibly act, on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 15.
Here are five things we hope to see Kendrick Lamar do on SNL:

1. Kendrick Lamar performs his new single, "i," with Ron Isley singing his sampled "That Lady" vocals and the song's hook. (If no. 1 isn't an option, Lamar can reenact the scene in the "i" video in which he dances around Isley.)
2. There are rumblings that Kendrick Lamar will be taking part in one or more skits. What if Lamar teams up with Jay Pharaoh, known for his celebrity impressions,in which they poke fun at all his competition he called out on his notorious "Control" verse? (I'm a trouble maker.)

3. Woody Harrelson recruits Lamar to pay homage to the 1992 cult classic, "White Men Can't Jump," by reenacting a memorable skit.

4. Seeing that the music guest performs twice, Kendrick Lamar debuts a new album cut as ferocious as "Backseat Freestyle" or "m.A.A.d city."

5. Or, Kendrick Lamar can bless us with an iTunes link to the finished new album at the end of the show. Or a pre-order link? (A girl can hope.)


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