(AllHipHop News) Compton's Good Kid was recognized as a "generational icon" at the California State Senate. Senator Isadore Hall of the 35th District awarded Kendrick Lamar 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," Hall stated.
Kendrick was also commended for giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Compton Unified School District and other non-profit organizations. After accepting his commendation, the TDE performer addressed the State Senate.
"It's definitely an honor to be right here in front of you guys," said Kendrick. "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."
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Watch video of Kendrick Lamar receiving California State Senate 35 District's Generational Icon award below.