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Last night, Reebok Classic and Kendrick Lamar continued their mission to inspire and encourage youth by taking students from his former Compton High School to the biggest Music Awards of the Year.

Honoring Kendrick’s past while celebrating his future, Reebok Classic give students from Compton the opportunity of a lifetime, to be part of his incredible awards experience. Central to what Kendrick stands for is his connection to his fans and his message of inspiration, a message that is shared by Reebok Classic.

Students were invited to spend time with Kendrick, allowing them to share in a personal and highly significant day, ahead of attending the ceremony to watch their idol perform and accept multiple awards. During their time with Kendrick they were given the opportunity to have a Q&A session, during which they learned that he is just as inspired by them as they are by him.

The students captured their journey from Compton to the ceremony, including their candid moments with Kendrick, through a series of imagery and video content.


Kendrick Lamar was nominated for an amazing 11 Awards at last night’s ceremony. An accomplishment that most artists haven’t even come close to touching, Kendrick is a true inspiration with a story to tell. His passion, integrity and authenticity have brought him to where he is today.

Kendrick, stunned audiences worldwide with a legendary performance of “The Blacker Berry” and “Alright,” during which Lamar hit the stage with his crew in white Reebok Classics.

To celebrate Kendrick’s ground breaking achievement and pay tribute to his Compton roots, Reebok Classic treated students from his former high school, Centennial High School, to a once in a lifetime experience which honors Kendrick’s past while celebrating his future. Each lucky student exemplifies the attributes that shone in a young Kendrick and embodies the characteristics that Reebok Classic encourage; having the courage to express who they are and a willingness to stand out from the crowd.

Kendrick Lamar backstage with his dancers.

Kendrick Lamar backstage with his dancers.

The students spent time with Kendrick as he prepared for the ceremony ahead of being given a full red carpet experience, attending the GRAMMY Awards ceremony to watch their idol perform and pick up his multiple awards.

Photos: Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images, Mark Davis/Getty Images with permission from Reebok

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