Kendrick Lamar recently brought Reebok Classic back to Compton’s Centennial High School, the same place where he attended classes and dealt with the same teenage angst as the students.
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While touring his alma mater, students were invited to spend time with Kendrick, allowing them to share in a personal and highly significant day, ahead of attending the ceremony to watch their idol perform and accept multiple awards at the 2016 Grammys. During their time with Kendrick they were given the opportunity to have a Q&A session, during which they learned that he is just as inspired by them as they are by him
The students captured their journey from Compton to the ceremony, including their candid moments with Kendrick. Each lucky student exemplifies the attributes that shone in a young Kendrick and embodies the characteristics that Reebok Classic encourage; having the courage to express who they are and a willingness to stand out from the crowd.
Also, watch Part 1 of Vice’s new Compton documentary which stars K. Dot back in his old Compton neighborhood.