Kendrick Lamar is really a gem. The Compton has come from a city known for its severe violence and high death rates. That, however, has not hindered him from delivering some of the most thought-provoking rhymes of our time and paying it forward with some children in need.

From the White House to City Hall, K. Dot has left his mark.

Compton’s mayor Aja Brown took to social media to announce that she has recognized his efforts to support his community, and plans to give him a key to the city on February 13.

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@kendricklamar you inspire millions + rep #Compton w/ honor! Excited to give you the #keytothecity Feb13th! #VisionForCompton #ComptonUp

Check out the gallery for the “U / For Sale” rapper’s response.

Last year, the California State Senate honored Kendrick the Generational Icon award for the positivity he shows in his hometown.

“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 all for what I do in music,” Kendrick said uring his acceptance speech. “I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

#IJS: I love this dude. I’m just sayin’ it’s real love too (in my Mary J. voice).