Eleven Grammy nomintions, thousands of albums sold, and still the same ol’ K-Dot, next month Mr. Lamar will receive the key to his city. Mayor Aja Brown went to Twitter to announce the honor by talking about his social impact globally, stating “you inspire millions and rep Compton with honor!” she posted. In fashionable style, Lamar responded to the post with pure LA love. On February 13th, he will receive the key to the land where it all started.
@AjaLBrown I appreciate that. HUBLUV.
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) January 14, 2016
Compton being the landmark that groomed K-Dot into the 2016 grammy-nominated artist, we still don’t forget about his old alias. Dropping his first mixtape, Youngest Head Nigga in Charge (Hub City Threat: Minor of the Year, only at the age of 16 and gaining local buzz that eventually landed him being signed to Top Dawg Entertainment. Three acclaimed albums later, we’re still talking about the young man who rose from the Compton concrete cracks.
Not only has he been swaggin’ with the president to find new initiatives to improve urban communities back in October, the Compton rapper continues to mainstream hip-hop as an philanthropist. You can catch Kendrick and Prez. Obama in the video of their coming together marked “Pay It Forward” here.
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