Kendrick Lamar Receives The California State Senate Generational Icon Award

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Grammy nominated recording artist, and Compton, California native Kendrick Lamar was honored by the state of California for his Lamar’s charitable acts.   The senator Isadore Hall , who is also a Compton native presents the “To Pimp A Butterfly” artist with the 35th Senate District’s Generational Icon Award.

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Kendrick was praised for donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to support music, sports, and after-school programs in their beloved community. Hall told the senate floor,

“In less than 10 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, an incredible achievement for anyone 27 years old.B ut Mr. Lamar has not let his recent fame get the best of him. …Mr. Lamar is a familiar face in the neighborhood, giving back to his community that raised him.”

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Kendrick, who accepted the award alongside his fiancée Whitney Alford, expressed what an honor it was to be recognized for giving back.

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