Kendrick took time out during his tour to reward the students at Mount Pleasant High School in Rhode Island for their attendance. As part of the “Get Schooled” program, K-Dot served as their principal for the day.
“Without education you don’t have anything,” said Kendrick, who was a 4.0 student at Centennial High School in L.A. and was the first in his family to graduate from high school. “My teachers were great positive influences in my life. My middle school English teacher was probably the reason I became a rapper. He used to encourage me to write poetry and would challenge me, which helped me improve my vocabulary and made me enjoy writing.”