Kendrick Lamar Honored As 'Generational Icon' By California State Senate
I suppose there’s no arguing the cultural importance of Compton’s champion Kendrick Lamar. Over the years, he’s risen as one of the most profound writers of an era, won 2 Grammys, recorded two insta-classic LPs in good kid mAAd city and To Pimp A Butterfly, doing all of this with his city and culture strapped firmly to his back. Yesterday, Mr. Lamar was honored for his contributions to music and his community with the California State Senate’s prestigious “Generational Icon” award, which is given to those members of the community that build the bridge of civic service between different age groups and segments of the city. Lamar can be seen accepting the award in the video clip below, so be sure to give it a look. We’ll have more on K Dot and all of his conquests, both musical and philanthropic, as they arise. Grab a copy of To Pimp A Butterfly on iTunes today if you’ve yet to do so.
“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 neighborhoods, I always thought how great the opportunity would be to give back to my community.”