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.