ALASKA: Kendrick Lamar claims English Literature was his favourite subject.The 26-year-old rapper claims English teachers spotted his talent for words early on and encouraged him to pick up the pen. He feels forever indebted to them for motivating him to follow his dream. "I always wanted to write. My teachers pushed me to write, so English was always my favourite subject," Lamar told Sway Calloway of MTV News. "I never knew how much of a big deal it would be in my career until I really sat back and looked at all my old-school papers and found out these vocabulary words that I learned over the years."–BE