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    Mon, 15 Feb 2016 14:56:37

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    Rap's current shining light and Compton's very own Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was awarded the key to the city of Compton this past weekend. The ceremony was held at Compton City Hall and the key was presented by Mayor Aja Brown.

    Pitchfork reports, "Today, Kendrick Lamar was awarded the key to the city of Compton. Mayor Aja Brown honored Lamar, quoting 'Alright' during her introduction, and later, playfully said that Compton's key is 'better than Drake's key.' When Lamar walked up to accept his key, he said, 'This is crazy.'"

    In an interview with the Los Angeles Times prior to the ceremony, the Compton mayor said, "Kendrick Lamar is a phenomenal artist whose work has served as a catalyst to raise a new level of consciousness for this generation. His message challenges the status quo and motivates listeners to rethink our society's institutions."

    Kendrick Lamar is currently nominated for 11 GRAMMYs, and will also be performing live during tonight's 5 p.m. Pacific Time broadcast. The award show comes to you live on CBS from Los Angeles' the Staples Center. Kendrick is up for two of the biggest awards of the night, Album of the Year for his spectacular third LP To Pimp a Butterfly and Song of the Year for "Alright" off the same album.

    For more on Kendrick Lamar and the 58th GRAMMYs, check out:

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