WATCH: Kendrick Lamar ‘Growing up with Kendrick Lamar’ Documentary 2016


Now that Kanye West is out attention whoring with the Kardashians and drowning in his own narcissism, the door is left wide open for Kendrick Lamar to breeze-through and become one of the most celebrated voices of reason in Hip-Hop. Watch as the Compton bred MC take viewers on a journey to his old stomping grounds through the lens of NOISEY’s new insightful documentary..


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. -NOISEY