COMPTON (CBSLA.com) — She just gave him the key to the city he grew up in. Now Compton Mayor Aja Brown has lauded the popular singer, songwriter and producer for his impressive showing at Monday night’s 58th annual GRAMMY Awards.
Lamar won five GRAMMYS including Best Rap Album, Best Music Video, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.
In a statement, the mayor wrote,
“On behalf of myself, the Compton City Council and the entire city of Compton, congratulations to Kendrick Lamar on his five GRAMMY Awards.”
She added, “As an artist, tonight Kendrick Lamar displayed his depth of social consciousness and activism through his awe-inspiring Grammy performance—a performance that wasn’t merely for entertainment, but that was strategically designed to send a strong message to this generation and our entire society. Mr. Lamar once again boldly challenged us to continually rethink our society’s institutions, specifically the need for change in our criminal justice system by highlighting the plight of African-American males and people of color.”
She also wrote, “When Kendrick Lamar won tonight, Compton won. Mr. Lamar’s achievements further Compton’s legacy of ingenuity and excellence. He represents Compton’s evolution, embodying the New Vision for Compton–purpose, prosperity and progress. I appreciate—we appreciate Mr. Lamar always representing Compton with great pride in any venue he’s in—from the White House to the GRAMMYs. Congratulations Mr. Lamar!”