Monday (May 11) was a a big day for the Kendrick Lamar. While Kanye was in Chicago receiving his honorary doctorate from the School of Art Institute of Chicago, California State Senator Isadore Hall of the 35th District awarded Kendrick Lamar with the 35th Generational Icon Award. K. Dot was recognized for his countless efforts and donations to the Compton Unified School District and other non-profit organizations in his community.
“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.”
While most rappers would have made this a big media spectacle, Kendrick quietly and humbly accepted his award — and called it a day.
— Dr. Isadore Hall,III (@isadorehall) May 12, 2015
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— Gov. Brown Press Ofc (@GovPressOffice) May 11, 2015
— Dr. Isadore Hall,III (@isadorehall) May 11, 2015