Kendrick Lamar Receives Generational Icon Award from California State Senate
Ya boy Kendrick Lamar may be a newbie, but he sure is making the best of his time in the spotlight. So much so that he was recently honored with the Generational Icon Award from the California State Senate on Monday (May 11).
According to radio.com, Senator Isadore Hall took the floor of the Senate to bless Lamar with the honor. “In less than ten years as a professional artist, Mr. Lamar has gone from a local Compton young boy to become a multi-platinum, Billboard chart-topping, two-time Grammy award-winning musician,” he said.
But this award was about much more than K. Dot’s super duper rapping skills. He’s been giving hundred of thousands of dollars to the Compton Unified School District, funding music programs at the school, and breaking off bread to other non-profits like Habitat for Humanity, which builds homes for families living in poverty.
“[Lamar is] a voice to new generation of urban youth.” Hall went on to say.
The looking humble as can be, the Compton born and raised lyrical luminary took the floor to speak on the nod. “It’s definitely an honor to be right here in front of you guys,” Kendrick said. “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.”
Keep it up K. Dot!
Waka Flocka Douses Flames Between Two Fighting Fans
Waka Flocka Flame is trying to be our next president, and he just proved that he just may possess the necessary problem-solving skills it takes to fit the bill.
Two fans were about to duke-it-out at the Scottsdale, AZ stop on Waka and DJ Whoo Kid‘s Turn Up Godz tour Monday night (May 11), but not on our future commander-in-chief’s watch! In true presidential fashion, the “Rage the Night Away” rapper jumped in the crowd and made his two angry concert-goers throw-down the ‘bows and rev-up the huggy hands before he continued on with his show. And guess what? They did it. Like, they really did it!
Stopping two stupid drunk ding-heads from bashing each other’s brains out at a rap concert:
Waka Flocka Flame: 1
Hillary Rodham Clinton: 0