Houston man goes viral after taking stage with Kendrick Lamar

- A 24- year-old Houston man is making headlines around the nation after his impromptu moment with a major rapper on stage.

At the Day for Night music festival this past weekend, rapper Kendrick Lamar invited a Houston man onstage to perform one of his songs.

The man, who goes by the name Corporate Dough, professed his love for Houston before launching into the song with Lamar.

The only problem was he didn't know the words.

So, he freestyled it.

“What was going through my mind when Kendrick gave me the nod to go up onstage was, you know, this is my moment. This is my one chance to really live my dream, and I knew that I had to kill it,” said Corporate Dough, an aspiring rapper.

And it seems he did, garnering heavy attention on social media afterward.

“When I saw Corporate Dough and his stage presence and his level of energy, I had to stop and watch the performance. I was really impressed with what he did, especially considering he was just freeflowing,” said Dutch Small with Day for Night Festival.

After his performance, Drake's producer, Jas Prince, requested to see him.

They talked, and afterward, the aspiring rapper said the entire experience left him in a daze.

“I just seized the moment. I knew that this was it, and I took full advantage of it. We only get a few different times in our lives, maybe just one time, to find out who we really are. And if I could just inspire anybody to find that moment and take it on, full force, that's all I want to do,” said Corporate Dough.

But while he was still riding the high from his moment, the rapper said he lost his job. Corporate Dough was forced to resign from his job in corporate finance after the video of his performance came out. However, he said he always felt like he was meant to be a performer anyway.

Corporate Dough said he is now pursuing his dream to be a hip hop artist.


  • Popular

  • Recent

More from FOX 26 Houston