Two thousand Kendrick Lamar fans can't be wrong, but 30 degrees and icy snowfall was definitely an insult. Regardless of the less-than-stellar conditions during the wait outside, fans of the rapper trickled in and snaked around the outer rim of Williamsburg's Rough Trade NYC. First they obtained a copy of this week's biggest album release, To Pimp a Butterfly, as well as a yellow wristband to then face the bleak music of returning back to the cold for another joust with the weather. Though everyone looked like they had white powder caked to their jacket hoods and shoulder tops, spirits and anticipation couldn't have been higher.
Silas Valentino for the Village Voice Snow couldn't keep fans away from Kendrick Lamar's Rough Trade NYC signing.