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Kendrick Lamar To Receive Key To City Of Compton



Kendrick Lamar To Receive Key To City Of Compton

Compton, California Mayor Aja Brown took to Twitter to announce that Kendrick Lamar will receive a key to the city.

Lamar has been vocal about representing his city, which is also the hometown of a number of major rap acts, including N.W.A, DJ Quik, The Game and YG.

“There’s a lot of kids that grew up the way I did. That feel like there’s no way out. We don’t get a lot of celebrities or whatnot to come to the city and actually put they hand back in the city and say, ‘You can do it, too.’ I feel like it’s only right that I champion them, let them know I’ll always be behind them. Let them know I know the sacrifices and the struggles they go through and give ’em some type of inspiration.”

Lamar had a song with Dr. Dre on his major label debut album, good kid m.A.A.d. city, dedicated to Compton. He also had an album signing for his sophomore LP, To Pimp a Butterfly, in the city.

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