watch kendrick lamar rap 'alright' with the people of compton
Ahead of the Grammys, the rapper hit up his hometown for an community rendition of rap banger turned protest anthem 'Alright.'
Ahead of the 2016 Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 15, the American music industry's most prestigious awards-giving body has released a short film shot in Compton, the hometown of this year's top-ranking nominee, Kendrick Lamar. From the skateparks to the sidewalks, playgrounds and front lawns of the southern LA city, the people of Compton sing lines from the pop song turned Black Lives Matter protest anthem "Alright," which is nominated for song of the year, best rap performance, best rap song and best music video.
Lamar is leading the pack with 11 Grammy nominations in total, including album of the year for To Pimp A Butterfly, the four nominations listed above for single "Alright," and six further nominations for collaborative work with artists including Taylor Swift ("Bad Blood"), Kanye West ("All Day"), Flying Lotus ("Never Catch Me") -- beating Taylor Swift and The Weeknd, who received 7 nominations each.