Jun 10, 2015 7:03AM

Kendrick Lamar Inspires A Teacher, Then Visits Teacher's School

Teacher had a dream.
Until now, the best thing to come into a classroom by surprise was a bird. Shit would go off. Crazy AF. At least 25 mins wasted. More if it pooped. But hey, this is 2015 and there are teachers out there putting Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly in their curriculum. 
When teacher, Mr. Mooney, blogged about his "hip-hop ed" comparing Kendrick's record to Toni Morrison's novel The Bluest Eye, it popped off. After over 10,000 shares in about a month, Kendrick's people spotted it. Naturally they passed it to Kendrick, and his response was to pay the class a visit.
Can you even?
Some of the students presented their work as spoken word/rap for Kendrick. Even teach spat a few lines. So cool. Kendrick gave full, individual praise to the students, adding "I can see the energy. I can feel the energy."
Kendrick also signed some stuff and performed. He left stoked, "It's truly a blessing to be in front of you all. I will be back. That’s a promise, y'all." Omg.
Photo: Ryan Kenny for Oyster #102

Hayley Morgan