Kendrick Lamar gives a once in a lifetime experience for a few high school students from his alma mater. Get the deets on their day out with Kendrick and check out The Roots and Jimmy Fallon's re-make of LL Cool J's "Going Back To Cali" inside....
Not only did he sweep up several awards at this year’s Grammys, Kendrick Lamar had a handful of students from his alma mater celebrate with him.
The “Alright” rapper dominated the Grammys with a provocative performance and he nabbed FIVE awards to solidfy his musical genius. But before he got to the Grammy festivities, he was busy giving back to his hometown of Compton.
The Compton native, who received the key to the city over the weekend, invited a handful of students from his former high school, Centennial High School, to spend the day with him before the Grammys AND to join him at the awards ceremony.
In collaboration with Reebok, K-Dot gave the six high school students an experience of a lifetime. With just 11 miles separating Compton from the red carpet, they dubbed the experience "11 Miles To Glory." The TDE rapper met up with the high schoolers where he sat down and hung out with them, snapped pics and even gifted them with a brand new pair of Reebok Classics before they watched him take over the biggest night in music.
In the clip, he says, “Seeing them out here reminds me of where you come from. They're full of energy. The same as I used to have and the motivation to want to do something with themselves."
To show their appreciation, the students gifted Kendrick with a pair of Reeboks where they all wrote congratulatory messages to him before he took the stage. Sweet.
He adds, “In the next 10 years from now, hopefully they’ll be further than where I’m at. It’s a beautiful thing.”
Just give us the feels then Kendrick!
Peep the touching clip below:
On late night television....
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” is taping in L.A. for the week. So, to kick things off, The Roots and the late night TV host re-created LL Cool J’s 1989 hit track “Going Back To Cali.” How appropriate.
In the clip, Jimmy pretends to be LL in the black-and-white visuals that mimic the original video. Towards the end, LL even makes a cameo decked out in his 80s gear. Head back to Cali with Jimmy, LL and The Roots above.