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California State Senator Isadore Hall III honored Kendrick Lamar Monday, giving him the 35th Senate District’s Generational Icon Award on the Golden State’s Senate floor. Hall’s district includes Compton, where Lamar grew up.
“In less than 10 years as a professional artist, Mr. Lamar has gone from a local Compton young boy to become a multiplatinum, Billboard chart–topping, two-time Grammy Award–winning musician, an incredible achievement for anyone 27 years old,” Hall, who said he too was a Compton native, told the room. “But Mr. Lamar has not let his recent fame get the best of him. If you visit Compton, and I would encourage all of my colleagues to do so, Mr. Lamar is a familiar face in the neighborhood.”

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