Pic Of The Week: Kendrick Lamar And His TDE Squad Pose In The Hollowed Halls Of The White House

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

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As rapper Kendrick Lamar and his Top Dawg Entertainment crew recently proved, anyone looking for the perfect squad photo opportunity should make haste to the hallowed halls of the White House.

Hip hop’s chosen one and TDE was invited to the white house where Lamar sat down with President Obama and discussed topics concerning inner cities and youth as part of Obama’s mentoring initiative, My Brother’s Keeper.

@barackobama say what it do… #TDE

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The real 🗝.

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More and more Kendrick Lamar is looking like the chosen one. But as he takes the world by storm he does it without compromising himself or his native city of Compton.

Fresh off his Grand Marshall duties in the 63rd Compton Christmas Kendrick Lamar accepts another honor. Now the city of Compton native will accept the key to the next week.

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.

Lamar was born in Compton and attended Centennial High School in the city. In 1995, an eight-year-old Lamar witnessed his idols, Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre, shooting the video for “California Love” in Compton, a moment that would inspire his rap career. He most recently served as the 63rd Grand Marshal of the Compton Christmas Parade last year.

“Kendrick Lamar is a phenomenal artist whose work has served as a catalyst to raise a new level of consciousness for this generation,” said Mayor Brown in a statement. “His message challenges the status quo and motivates listeners to rethink our society’s institutions. I believe Kendrick Lamar is not only an artist, but an influencer of an entire generation. He represents Compton with great pride and I am honored to present him with the Key to the City, which symbolizes our deep appreciation for his philanthropic work and commitment to our community.”

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.

Source: rap-up.com

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