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Kendrick Lamar Shows You His Hometown in New Documentary ‘Bompton’

Kendrick Lamar made history this week with his breathtaking Grammy performance, not to mention swooping five awards on the coveted night. Performing The Blacker the Berry, Alright and new freestyle Untitled 3, Kendrick delivered a show that was hard hitting both in its imagery and the passion visible within Kendrick himself.

Fresh off the back of the Grammies, VICE‘s music channel Noisey have just released their latest documentary, Bompton, starring the rapper alongside Snoop Dogg and more.

“It’s Compton, but it’s where the Bloods is at… because they are the number one in the rap world right now,” says Snoop Dogg in his brief appearance.

The short follows Kendrick and some of his childhood friends through the West Side of Compton, many of whom feature on the cover of To Pimp A Butterfly. We get to see some snippets of interviews with Kendrick, his friend Lil L, some old and new teachers at his high school, Centennial, and gain insight into the issues that face Compton, the self-medication of youth and gang-affected areas all over America.

This is the first of six segments of Bompton, so there is undoubtedly much more to be discussed. Kendrick has a lot to say about the state of his city and of his history, culture and surrounding society, so we’re grateful that he’s been given yet another platform to deliver his thoughts and messages.

Image: Noisey