Compton’s own Kendrick Lamar found some time out of his busy touring schedule to visit the students over at Mount Pleasant High School in Providence, Rhode Island. While there he participated in the Get School Celebrity Principals for the day program which included speaking over to a 1000 students and autographs/photos. Watch above.
“Without education you don’t have anything,” said Kendrick, who was a 4.0 student at Centennial High School in L.A. and was the first in his family to graduate from high school. “My teachers were great positive influences in my life. My middle school English teacher was probably the reason I became a rapper. He used to encourage me to write poetry and would challenge me, which helped me improve my vocabulary and made me enjoy writing.”