Kendrick Lamar Honored By The California State Senate

By Qimmah Saafir May 12, 2015

The California State Senate recognized Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar as the 35th District’s “generational icon” on May 11.

Senator Isadore Hall III presented the 27-year-old MC with the honor on the floor of the legislative body.

In less than ten years as a professional artist, Mr. Lamar has gone from a local Compton young boy to become a multi-platinum, Billboard chart topping, two-time Grammy award winning musician.

Lamar was also recognized for his generous donations to the Compton Unified School District and other non-profit organizations. He expressed his appreciation for the award in a short acceptance speech. 

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. 

Watch the video above.