Lamar returned to his home town to celebrate the new release.
Following the release of his album, To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar went back to where everything started for him. The rap prodigy hosted an album signing in Compton to reconnect with his fans on Saturday.
According to ABC7, over 2000 fans gathered at the event, hosted at the Compton Best Buy store.
"It feels good to be back in my city, to go out here and see these kids still motivated by my music and by my dreams and aspirations," Lamar told ABC. It was an event, hosted in honour of all the fans, who backed Lamar early on and have been buying his music since.
He continued, recalling his gradual rise to fame over the past few years: "Thank you for believing in me since day one. I've been doing my thing on the underground scene for years, you know, proud to be putting out any albums. These the same people that have been rocking with me so I want to say thank you for believing in me and I believe in you the same, so as long as we believe in each other, I will continue to do this music."
To Pimp a Butterfly is Lamar's third studio album and his second with independent label Top Dawg and Interscope Records. His 2011 Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City has sold 1,4 million copies to date, going Platinum in the US.