Kendrick Lamar Honored as “Generational Icon” By California State Senate


It would be an understatement to say that Kendrick Lamar has made it: following two critically-acclaimed albums, “good kid mAAd city” and “To Pimp a Butterfly” (and a handful of touted mixtapes prior to that,) Kendrick has transcended into an icon not just of music, but of the current social unrest and political discourse experienced in Ferguson, Baltimore, New York and all over the country. But for all of the greater empowerment that resonates from Kendrick’s influence, his action and involvement in his own community hasn’t gone unrecognized. Which is why yesterday the California State Senate awarded KDot the prestigious “Generational Icon” award, which recognizes an individual’s contributions to bridging the gap of civil service between age groups and segments of the city. Kendrick accepted the award with grace and you can catch his full acceptance speech after the jump.

Nina Tabios

Nina Smoove aka Champagne Ninang. Certified hooligan. $F Bay Area born and bred.

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