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Kendrick Brought Kids from His High-School to The Grammys

They jerked him out of Album of The Year, but Kendrick Lamar still owned this year’s Grammys and in his usual selfless fashion he went out of his way to share one of the biggest nights of his career with his fellow Compton natives. In this quick clip from Reebok, follow K.Dot and a group of kids from his alma mater, Centennial High School, as they connect before the 58th annual Grammys ceremony in LA.

UPDATED: I’m adding new episodes of Noisey’s Bompton: Growing up with Kendrick Lamar special below as they are released.

Compton, California, is one of hip-hop’s most celebrated locales, the birthplace of acts like N.W.A. and, more recently, Kendrick Lamar. It’s also home to a complicated gang culture. Noisey Bompton centers around Kendrick Lamar and the friends he grew up with on the West Side of Compton, many of whom feature on the cover of his album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly.’ n the first of six segments, we sit down with Kendrick to talk about his acclaimed albums, pay a visit to his high school, Centennial, and get to know his childhood friend Lil L.

In the second of six segments of Noisey Bompton, we spend a day with Kendrick’s childhood friend Lil L, who’s pursuing his own musical ambitions. L’s grandma invites us over for a gumbo dinner and shares her experiences as a mother and grandmother who’s lived in Compton since 1965. Then we head to one of the West Side’s many hole-in-the-wall studios, where L gets to work recording with his friend Earl Swavey and producer Larry Jayy.

In the third of six segments of Noisey Bompton, we stop in on an internet radio show with the Bompton artists as they promote their music and take a trip to a hotel later that night to find out how rapper Kalifornia King Special pays his bills. Then, we spend some time on Rosecrans Avenue with Hitta J3, whose song “Do Yo Gudda” has become Compton’s latest dance craze. Surrounded by four generations of family, J3 and his mother share stories of the effects gang life has had on their family and neighborhood.

“I know a lot of people are saying that it’s getting better, but I’m the one that’s doing the funerals.”

Religion plays an important role alongside stories of Compton gang life in the music of Kendrick Lamar. In the fourth of six segments of Noisey Bompton, we pay a visit to the Greater Zion Family Church and talk to Pastor Michael Fisher about what he thinks the role of gangster rap is in the community and whether crime in Compton is actually receding. Then, we head to Campanella Park, the heart of Piru gang territory, to talk to Kendrick’s friend G. Weed about his experiences growing up Piru and becoming involved in the ongoing back-and-forth with the neighboring Crips. “Can’t nobody make this place safe,” he tells us.

In the fifth of six segments of Noisey Bompton, Kendrick’s friend Lil L talks to us about his plans to get out of gang life and brings us to Trap Kitchen LA, a catering company run by a Piru and a Crip out of a former trap house. We also get some perspective on the social forces like mass incarceration contributing to the neighborhood environment and get to know the Pirus on the block.

The sixth and final installment of Noisey Bompton takes us to a barbershop with a studio in the back room, and shows the length at which people in inner city communities will go to better their lives. Kendrick Lamar expresses how much he loves the city of Compton, and how he plans to take the city with him wherever his success takes him.

Previously: Kendrick Lamar Crushed The Grammys


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