We’ve all heard the age-old mantra of “hard work pays off,” but there is perhaps no one else in the music industry right now that personifies this statement better than Kendrick Lamar. With a staggering 11 Grammy nominations and a second essay recently published in iconic hip-hop publication XXL, the Compton rapper has become the voice of a generation and a force to be reckoned with. As one of the most respected names in the game at the moment, Top Dawg Entertainment has just released a celebration video paying homage to the 28-year-old artist’s accomplishments with To Pimp a Butterfly. With an inspirational message that shares how success was earned for Kendrick, the artist remains true to his roots and humble beginnings. Check out the full video above.
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