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