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).”

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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