Kendrick Lamar has given his ‘Brother’ Trae Tha Truth big ups,  during a recent performance of his “Backseat Freestyle.”

On Saturday (February 17) the Houston native took to Instagram where he shared a behind-the-scenes clip of K-Dot performing the cult classic, from his second studio album good kid, m.A.A.d city, released in 2012.

Damn I got bitches, wifey, girlfriend and mistress/ All my life I want money and power/ Trae my brother/ twenty-five lighters on my dresser, yessir/ Put fire to that ass, body cast on a stretcher,”  he rapped pointing into the crowd.

The humble nod — which also included a tribute to a Houston rap classic — garnered an outpouring of support from fans, who flooded the comment section to endorse the gesture.

That was solid recognition during a live show. Says a lot about the love and respect [salute emoji],” wrote one user.

“[fire, flex emojis] real always recognize real,” another comment reads.

In a similar vein, Trae Tha Truth, known for his grand gestures, once bestowed his friend Dave Chappelle with a lavish gift. Back in 2022, Trae collaborated with his trusted local jeweler, Iceman Nick, to craft a stunning piece.

The item, valued at around $25,000, boasted a gold chain adorned with a substantial “C” pendant encrusted with glossy VS diamonds, totaling an impressive 15 carats

According to TMZ, Chappelle, who received the gift during a meetup in Los Angeles, was genuinely surprised by the gesture, as he’s not typically one to flaunt diamonds or feature an iced-out logo associated with his esteemed brand.

The two have reportedly shared a close friendship for years, dating back to their early days of fame, with Trae The Truth regularly attending Dave’s shows whenever he’s in H-Town.

On the music front, Kendrick Lamar was recently named among several artists who Spotify deemed to have “classic albums.”

The streaming platform took to its social media pages on Thursday (February 15) to list 30 defining Hip Hop and R&B albums from the streaming era, which dates from 2015 to the present day.

Included in the list are Kendrick’s To Pimp a Butterfly and DAMN., Future’s DS2 and Playboi Carti‘s Die Lit, along with JAY-Z’s 4:44, Travis Scott’s Astroworld, Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap, Migos’ Culture and Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s Bandana.

Albums from Lil Uzi Vert (Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World), XXXTENTACION (17), Tyler, The Creator (Flower Boy and Call Me If You Get Lost), Roddy Ricch (Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial) and Saba (Care For Me) also made the cut.

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