KENDRICK LAMAR CELEBRATES COMPTON WITH THE GRAMMYS

With three weeks until the Grammy Awards, the organization has released a stirring new short film featuring Kendrick Lamar.

A celebration of Lamar’s hometown, Compton, the clip stars its citizenry reciting lines from “Alright,” Lamar’s motivational anthem from the album “To Pimp a Butterfly.”

A new short film celebrating Compton, the city that inspired 2016 GRAMMY nominee Kendrick Lamar and helped make him the artist he is today.

It’s been a great year for Lamar, who is slated to perform during the Feb. 15 ceremony. He’s nominated for eleven Grammys, including album of the year for “To Pimp a Butterfly.” It’s also been a banner year for Compton in the cultural conversation. In addition to Lamar’s deep ties with the city, Compton served as setting for the N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton” and was the title of hometowner Dr. Dre’s acclaimed album.

That town is the center of “Witness Greatness.” “Compton, population 97,877,” reads the opening title card, and over the next few minutes viewers watch as city residents recite the words to and dance along to “Alright.” (Read more)

Kendrick Lamar celebrates Compton with the Grammys

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