Never-Before-Seen Footage of Kendrick Lamar Speaking w/ Students in my Classroom

In honor of Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy awards and performance last night, I decided to release some never-before-seen footage of Kendrick speaking with students in my classroom.

Highlights include Kendrick talking about his first grade teacher encouraging him to be a writer after hearing him use the word “audacity” correctly in a sentence. He also tells us that if he wasn’t doing music, he’d probably be in school studying psychology.

Check out K-Dot talking about the jazz influences on To Pimp A Butterfly and listening to students rap and perform spoken word poetry before spitting some of his own bars in an epic cypher!

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One comment

  1. Thank you for sharing this! What a wonderful experience for both you and the students. This is precisely what education should do – cause a positive impact in the students’ lives and therefore in their communities. I am sure that when your students go off to college they will see education and its importance in a completely different light than if they hadn’t had the chance to study this album as literature and meet Kendrick Lamar. Keep inspiring!

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