Kendrick Lamar has had a meteoric rise since 2012, but his success was far from easy. In this episode of GRIT, Kendrick talks about just what it took to get to make it. His turning point was not 1, not 2, not even 5 years in the making...It was 9 and it was far from easy. He talks about how much of his life he has put in his craft, thoughts of giving up, what got him through and more. In other words, he talks about GRIT: the special drive and motivation from within that's necessary to succeed. This is the story of how the good kid made it out of the m.A.A.d. city but didn't leave it behind.