Kendrick Lamar made his grand entrance at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards, performing a few cuts from his oeuvre.

During the performance, K. Dot ran through his new single “The Recipe” featuring Dr. Dre, though the Good Doctor was nowhere to be found. Wearing a black handkerchief-patterned shirt, the West Coast rapper ripped through the song on his own, transitioning into his latest single “Swimming Pools (Drank).”

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The Compton, California native is currently prepping the release of his upcoming debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, releasing October 22nd.

Watch the performance below (via Yardie).

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