Kendrick Lamar HONORED as a “Generational Icon” by Senate [VIDEO] 


Rapper Kendrick Lamar has been officially dubbed as a “generational icon,” by the California State Senate. 

Earlier this week the “To Pimp A Butterfly,” rapper was invited to speak on the Senate floor about the work he’s done for Cali youth throughout his less than 10 year long music career. 

Fellow Compton native Senator Isadore Hall III gave K.Dot the 35th District’s Senate “Generational Icon” award for charitable acts such as donating STACKS on STACKS towards music and sports after school programs in his home city. 

“In less than 10 years as a professional artist, Mr. Lamar has gone from a local Compton young boy to become a multiplatinum, Billboard chart–topping, two-time Grammy Award–winning musician, an incredible achievement for anyone 27 years old,” SPILLED Isadore. 

“But Mr. Lamar has not let his recent fame get the best of him. If you visit Compton, and I would encourage all of my colleagues to do so, Mr. Lamar is a familiar face in the neighborhood.”

After Senator Hall continued praising the “Blacker the berry,” crooner for his noble works he gifted K.Dot with an oversized framed document in honor of his good deeds. 

While posing with his plaque Kendrick said, “It’s definitely an honor to be right here in front of you guys. Being from the City of Compton and knowing the parks that I played at and the neighborhoods, I always thought how great the opportunity would be to give back to my community off of what I do in music…. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for honoring me today.”


Kendrick recently featured his community as the backdrop of his new music video for hit track “King Kunta.”

K Lamar’s honor is DEF a much needed good look for the Hip-Hop culture. 


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