On June 8, 2015, generational icon and Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar visited High Tech HS to meet with students and participate in a panel discussion about the educational value of his music. Mr. Lamar read a blog post written by HTHS English teacher, Brian Mooney, after the post went viral. Mooney wrote about teaching Lamar’s newest album, To Pimp A Butterfly (2015), alongside Toni Morrison’s novel, The Bluest Eye (1970). After reading the post, Kendrick Lamar reached out to Mooney, resulting in a school visit from the rapper. During his visit, Lamar met with students in Mr. Mooney’s classroom, listened to their poetry and essays, rapped with them, offered feedback, and performed for the student body.
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