NOISEY Bompton: Violence Touches All Of Us (Part 4)

Religion plays an important role alongside stories of Compton gang life in the music of Kendrick Lamar. In the fourth of six segments of Noisey Bompton, they pay a visit to the Greater Zion Family Church and talk to Pastor Michael Fisher about what he thinks the role of gangster rap is in the community and whether crime in Compton is actually receding. Then, we head to Campanella Park, the heart of Piru gang territory, to talk to Kendrick’s friend about his experiences growing up Piru and becoming involved in the ongoing back-and-forth with the neighboring Crips.