Kendrick Lamar returns to Compton high school for VEVO Lift [Video]

As he continues to break the mainstream boundary, Kendrick Lamar finds himself as the latest artist in VEVO’s spotlight for their VEVO Lift series. In the first installment of the episode, the 25-year-old emcee returns to Centennial High School in Compton, where he attended, and spoke on how his experiences there shaped his Section.80 project, how he hated attending Summer school as he had to pass through gang violence on his way home, and developing a passion for writing and poetry during his school years.

Enjoy the first of many in-depth looks at the life of “the new King of the West Coast” below, and stay tuned for much more on the way.