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Los Angeles Native Kendrick Lamar Shakes Off Carl Crawford During Ceremonial First Pitch

Hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar shook off Dodgers outfielder, Carl Crawford while throwing out the games ceremonial first pitch against the San Francisco Giants on Monday evening.

Compton's own Kendrick Lamar threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Dodger Stadium on Monday in the opening game of a three-game set against the rival San Francisco Giants.

The Dodgers organization was pretty creative in their announcement that Lamar would be throwing out the first pitch after they replied to a tweet the hip hop artist posted on his Twittter account. On April 1st, Lamar tweeted a still shot of his new video, "King Kunta" in which he is wearing a Los Angeles Dodgers hat.

The Dodgers twitter account replied with "Really diggin' that lid, @kendricklamar. See you on April 27 for your first pitch."

Lamar is a Grammy winning recording artist with hits like "Swimming Pools (Drank)," "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe," and "I." Last month he released his third album, To Pimp a Butterfly, which has received wide spread acclaim.

Lamar brought many of his friends to the game including fellow rappers from his hip hop group, "Black Hippy." The group is a part of Carson-based independent record label, Top Dawg Entertainment. In addition to the TDE crew; Lamar was also with his new fiancée Whitney Alford, known affectionately as "Whit."

"It's like a dream come true," said Kendrick of throwing out the first pitch.

Lamar shook off Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford before throwing a relatively slow fastball that crossed the plate, but bounced before being caught by Crawford. Take a look at the video of the hip hop star's throw below.


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#KendrickLamar all smiles before throwing out the first pitch in front of 50,000 fans

A photo posted by Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) on Apr 27, 2015 at 6:45pm PDT

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