Kendrick Lamar – What’s Next?

by mitzimsa on March 2, 2016

 And,The Winner is… Kendrick Lamar!

Kendrick Grammy Pic

Seven-time Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar gave one of the most politically charged performances ever on the Grammy Stage.  His depiction of the Chain Gang and African Tribe within his performance showed the life long struggle of African Americans and what they continue to encounter with the new form of slavery.  He even carried his message on to the backs of the inmates booking numbers by using the date of Nat Turner’s revolt 8/21-23-1831.  WOW, this young man is a genius!

Kendrick  Stands Up for Compton USA

Kendrick continues to do Compton proud by coming home and giving back to his community within the HUB City (Compton). Early 2015 Kendrick received the “Generational Icon Award from the State Senate, while receiving his award on the Senate floor Mr. Lamar expressed how he always dreamed of giving back to his community through his music. He is truly a product of Compton he attended Centennial High School and knows the struggle of the children in Compton’s neighborhoods. He also credits some other notable rappers in the business for allowing him to witness the filming of a music video which proved to be a pivotal moment in his life and lead him to music as a career.

The city of Compton continues to recognize Kendrick and his accomplishments he was the Grand Marshal of the 2015 –  63rd Compton Christmas Parade and was recently given the key to the city of Compton.  His music video “King Kunta which featured Lamar and his friends dancing through the streets of his home town was a love letter to Compton so what better way to show thanks then to be awarded with an honorary key to your city.

To Pimp A Butterfly

Kendrick’s work has served as a catalyst to raise a new level of consciousness for this generation, he challenges us one and all and definitely motivates us to think and believe we gonna be “Alright”

On April 8th Kendrick Lamar will induct pioneering hip-hop group N.W.A into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 

 

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