From Compton To Congress, Kendrick Lamar Sits Down With President Obama


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Last October, Kendrick Lamar was invited to the White House to discuss matters with President Barack Obama and now, three months later, Lamar shares his experience with the world.

The rapper is concerned with finding solutions to issues we’re facing in America today, especially the issues taking place in inner cities and uplifting the youth. Lamar included this meeting as part of his ‘Pay It Forward’ campaign and made a vide documenting it all.

In his campaign he also discussed the importance of the youth having mentors who can give them wisdom so they can be better prepared for their future.

“As a kid, having a mentor was vital to me,” he said in the video. “Always being there when it counted allowed me to make some of the most important decisions while growing up. So it’s only right that I mentor a younger person with the same wisdom that was given to me. If it helps the next kid become a better person in life, I will forever be aware of my influence and pay it forward.”

The artist behind “To Pimp a Butterfly” has a powerful role in America and he has Barack Obama to back him- what an honor.

By: Asia Collins

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