Kendrick Says: "Hollywood and the Valley, out where the labels areâ€”I never went there as a kid. A lot of people think that, since you're from L.A., you're always in Hollywood. Before I started doing music, I was probably in Hollywood three times. I don't really think the area's all it's cracked up to be. I'm sure New Yorkers must feel the same way about Manhattan. People think they know so much about Hollywood because they've watched TV and movies."