Reebok Classic and Finish Line partner to bring fans an exclusive look into the lives, styles, and creative processes of some of the world’s top musical artists, via a series called “Studio Sessions.”

It kicks off with rap star/Reebok Classic rep, Kendrick Lamar.

The Compton rapper sits down with Finish Line ambassador, Jacques Slade, in the same studio where he created his latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly. With a mutual love for classic sneakers, the pair discuss what inspires Kendrick’s music, how he is motivated by the community he came from, and his signature style. He also describes how he formed his style back in middle school, which is when classic Reebok silhouettes like the Ventilator and Classic Nylon became a permanent part of his wardrobe.

Elsewhere in the clip, Kendrick invites kids from his alma mater, Centennial High School to listen to the discussion and ask him a few questions of their own.

Stay tuned for future episodes of Studio Sessions with Kendrick Lamar, coming soon.