California’s Senate is starting to recognize the good deeds hip-hop artists are doing for their communities. Yesterday (May 11), California Senator Isadore Hall, III of the 35th District honored Kendrick Lamar with the Generation Icon award. Unlike the Grammys and every other music award, the state specifically recognized Lamar’s numerous donations and contributions to the Compton Unified School District and his community as a whole.
“It’s definitely an honor to be right here in front of you guys,” said Kendrick as he humbly accepted the award. “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.”
Watch Kendrick receive the award above.