Kendrick Lamar to Receive the Key to Compton

Kendrick Lamar has come a long way, but he hasn’t forgotten where he came from. The hip-hop superstar will receive the key to his hometown of Compton next month.

The mayor of the city, Aja Brown, shared the exciting news. “@kendricklamar you inspire millions + rep #Compton w/ honor! Excited to give you the #keytothecity Feb13th!” she tweeted, to which a grateful Kendrick responded, “I appreciate that. HUBLUV.”

The ceremony will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13.

In May, Lamar was presented with the 35th Senate District’s Generational Icon Award from fellow Compton native Senator Isadore Hall, III.

“Being from the city of Compton, and knowing the parks that I played at, and the neighborhoods, I always thought how great the opportunity would be to give back to my community off what I do in music,” Lamar told the legislature.

Last year, the “Alright” MC sat down with President Obama at the White House and discussed topics concerning inner cities and youth as part of Obama’s mentoring initiative, My Brother’s Keeper.

Two days after receiving the key to Compton, K-Dot will attend the Grammys. He leads this year’s awards with 11 nominations including Album of the Year and Song of the Year.