The California State Senate Honored Kendrick Lamar With the "Generational Icon Award"

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Kendrick Lamar reached a special milestone yesterday, when he was honored by the California State Senate and given the 35th "Generational Icon Award." The award, which was given to Kendrick by State Senator Isadore Hall, celebrated Kendrick's constant drive and efforts to fund and donate to the Compton school district and other various charities in his community. “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," Kendrick said on the Senate floor.

Check out the video of Kendrick receiving the award above, and some additional photos of him at the State Senate below.


A great meeting w/ @kendricklamar & #California Governor @JerryBrownGov #caleaders #caleg #sd35

— Isadore Hall, III (@IsadoreHall) May 12, 2015


Spotted at the office.

— Governor Newsom Press Office (@GovPressOffice) May 11, 2015


Honored to recognize #sd35 & Compton native @kendricklamar today by the #casenate #caleg

— Isadore Hall, III (@IsadoreHall) May 11, 2015

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