2015 has already proved to be a great year for Kendrick Lamar. His recent album To Pimp A Butterfly has received high praises and was a dope album that will be in hip hop history.Well recently Kendrick received even greater recognition. Yesterday, the California State Senate honored him with the “Generational Icon Award.”

State Senator Isadore Hall informed the ceremony attendees on all of the reasons why Kendrick Lamar is so deserving of this honor. The award celebrates his constant support of his hometown of Compton, how he has helped fund programs and donate to multiple charities within the community that will keep kids “off the streets and in the classroom.”

After accepting the award, Kendrick gave a short speech in which he talked about giving back to his community.

Check the video below too see Kendrick’s speech