Kendrick Lamar received the key to the city of Compton, California today (February 13).

The To Pimp a Butterfly rapper was given the honor by the city's mayor, Aja Brown.

"Where we from, it means strength, period, point blank," Lamar says in his acceptance speech, according to an Instagram video captured by 93.5 KDAY.

Lamar has been vocal about representing his city, which is also the hometown of a number of major rap acts, including N.W.A, DJ Quik, The Game and YG.

"There's a lot of kids that grew up the way I did," Lamar said in June about being an inspiration to kids from Compton, "that feel like there's no way out. We don't get a lot of celebrities or whatnot to come to the city and actually put they hand back in the city and say, 'You can do it, too.' I feel like it's only right that I champion them, let them know I'll always be behind them. Let them know I know the sacrifices and the struggles they go through and give 'em some type of inspiration."

View social media posts about Kendrick Lamar receiving the key to the city of Compton below:



(This article was first published on January 14, 2016 and is as follows.)

Compton, California Mayor Aja Brown took to Twitter today (January 14) to announce that Kendrick Lamar will receive a key to the city.

".@kendricklamar you inspire millions + rep #Compton w/ honor!" she writes. "Excited to give you the #keytothecity Feb13th! #VisionForCompton #ComptonUp."

Lamar responds with gratitude.

"@AjaLBrown I appreciate that," he writes. "HUBLUV."

Lamar has been vocal about representing his city, which is also the hometown of a number of major rap acts, including N.W.A, DJ Quik, The Game and YG.

"There's a lot of kids that grew up the way I did," Lamar said in June about being an inspiration to kids from Compton, "that feel like there's no way out. We don't get a lot of celebrities or whatnot to come to the city and actually put they hand back in the city and say, 'You can do it, too.' I feel like it's only right that I champion them, let them know I'll always be behind them. Let them know I know the sacrifices and the struggles they go through and give 'em some type of inspiration."

Lamar had a song with Dr. Dre on his major label debut album, good kid m.A.A.d. city, dedicated to Compton. He also had an album signing for his sophomore LP, To Pimp a Butterfly, in the city.

View the social media posts from Mayor Aja Brown and Kendrick Lamar about receiving a key to the city below:



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