Kendrick Lamar has always repped his hometown of Compton, California. Now, he’s getting recognition from the city for everything he has done to tell the city’s story and put it on the map (again). 

Today on Twitter, Compton mayor Aja Brown tweet at Kendrick to announce he’d be receiving a key to the city on February 13th. Kendrick responded briefly and graciously. He included the phrase ‘HUBLUV’, a reference to Compton’s nickname ‘Hub City’ due to its central location within Los Angeles county.


This announcement follows Kendrick Lamar being honored as the Grand Marshal of the Compton Christmas Parade in December of 2015. Fellow Compton native YG also rode through the parade, unsurprisingly in a red car. Other accolades for Kendrick include a “Generational Icon” Award and 11 Grammy nominations.

Previously, Kendrick said about being honored, "being from the city of Compton and knowing the parks that I played at and neighborhoods, I always thought how great the opportunity would be to give back to my community off what I do and music. To do that from the city all the way to a state standpoint, and have these young kids look at me as some type of inspiration is really an honor and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for honoring me today.”