Similar to their docu-series on Chicago’s hip hop scene as well as Atlanta’s, VICE will premiere their new series Noisey: Bompton along with their new network VICELAND on March 1st. Like its namesake, Bompton will focus on the Hub City, spotlighting its culture, musical influence and more.
In episode one, Noisey sits down with some guy you may have heard of to speak on the challenges of growing up in Compton, California.
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.
Watch “Growing Up With Kendrick Lamar” below.
Back to the GRAMMYs. To celebrate his achievements and pay tribute to his Compton roots, K. Dot and Reebok treated students from his former high school, Centennial High School, to a once in a lifetime experience—from spending the day with the gifted lyricist to attending the 58th annual award show.