So this is pretty cool!
Kendrick Lamar is set to receive the key to his hometown of Compton, California in February.
Mayor Aja Brown reached out to the Swimming Pools rapper, while making the announcement on Twitter on Thursday! She wrote:
To which Kendrick replied:
He’s giving his city that shoutout! Guess he’s in!
Though what’s interesting is that fellow Compton-native Dr. Dre was also offered the key to the city almost two years ago, but there was no word on whether he actually accepted it.
Regardless, this is still a huge honor for Kendrick, especially to be following in those footsteps!
The mayor also released a statement regarding the news, saying:
“Kendrick Lamar is a phenomenal artist whose work has served as a catalyst to raise a new level of consciousness for this generation. His message challenges the status quo and motivates listeners to rethink our society’s institutions. I believe Kendrick Lamar is not only an artist, but an influencer of an entire generation. He represents Compton with great pride and I am honored to present him with the Key to the City, which symbolizes our deep appreciation for his philanthropic work and commitment to our community. Mr. Lamar’s achievements further Compton’s legacy of ingenuity and excellence. Kendrick Lamar represents Compton’s evolution, embodying the New Vision for Compton ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ Purpose, Prosperity and Progress.”
Congrats to him!!
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