Kendrick Lamar honoured with Generational Icon award by California Senate – watch

The rapper was given the accolade by State Senator Isadore Hall III

Kendrick Lamar has been honoured with the ‘Generational Icon’ accolade by the State of California.

The rapper, who released his latest album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ in March, was given the award by State Senator Isadore Hall III.

Lamar gave a speech at the ceremonial event, discussing giving back to the community. Watch the speech in full below and see photos.

Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar recently partnered with health food company Sweetgreen for a new salad called ‘Beets Don’t Kale My Vibe’.

The dish will be sold at the US salad chain’s stores throughout May ahead of the rapper’s performance at their Sweetlife Festival, which takes place in Maryland from May 30-31.

The salad contains beetroot and kale, with its name a pun on the title of Lamar’s track ‘Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe’. Sweetgreen have been selling T-shirts featuring the phrase since 2013.