Kendrick Lamar Will Receive the Key to the City of Compton
Kendrick Lamar has proudly represented Compton for his entire career. Like the way N.W.A. repped the city in their glory days or The Game did a decade ago, Kendrick Lamar has made the world pay attention to Compton with his music. Now, the city of Compton is going to honor Kendrick Lamar for all he's done.
Compton Mayor Aja Brown took to Twitter today (Jan. 14) and announced that Kendrick Lamar would receive the key to the city.
"Kendrick Lamar, you inspire millions plus rep Compton with honor!" Mayor Aja Brown wrote. "Excited to give you the key to the city."
The ceremony will take place on Feb. 13, which means that Kendrick Lamar will receive the key to his hometown just days before the 2016 Grammy Awards Ceremony occurs. It could be a special couple of days for Kendrick Lamar as seems poised to win at least a few Grammy's this year. The TDE rapper leads the way with 11 Grammy's nominations, just one shy of Michael Jackson's record of 12 nominations. Kendrick Lamar is nominated in such categories as Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Rap Album of the Year and Best Rap Performance.
It's clearly a great time to be Kendrick Lamar. The Compton rapper has been racking up honors for years, but he also got to have a private meeting with President Barack Obama. While the critical and commercial success of To Pimp A Butterfly is something Kendrick Lamar could boast about for years, things have reached another level when an artist attains the status it takes to land a private conversation with the President of the United States.