The Grammys came and went this past weekend with Kendrick Lamar getting snubbed and taking home nothing. On the flip side of things, Macklemore walked away with 4 awards in categories that Kendrick was nominated for. These awards included: Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best New Artist. It was pretty unanimous that hiphop fans thought that Kendrick was robbed, even Macklemore said so himself through a text message. Now Kendrick has spoken out to XXL on the matter:
“It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man,” Kendrick said. “He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.”
It is a common theme for hiphop artists to get snubbed by the Grammys, Kendrick isn’t the first, and probably won’t be the last. Legends such as Snoop Dogg, Nas, Tupac, and Notorious B.I.G. have also never won one of the gold record trophies.
“I definitely feel like they should always have more of the culture up in there, for sure, because we definitely stand out just like any other genre,” Kendrick said when asked if he thought the Grammys undervalued hip-hop. “We part of the world. We part of the movement. So I think any awards, including the Grammys, should always push for more hip-hop because it’s music as a whole, it’s not just splitting different regions. Everything moves as far as sound and vibrations, and that’s how it goes. And we are a part of that.”
In 2014, it has been said that every TDE artist will drop a project. So far we have already gotten Isiah Rashad’s ‘Cilvia’ and next month will get Schoolboy Q’s debut album, ‘Oxymoron.’ What’s after that is unknown, but you can be sure that if Kendrick drops one this year, it will be one of the biggest hiphop releases of the year.
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