Does Macklemore want to be accepted in the Hip Hop community after recently bidding for Kendrick Lamar to win Best Rap Album at the upcoming Grammy Awards?
That may not be the case, but it seems like he wouldn’t want to deal with any backlash if he does beat out the Good Kid, M.A.A.D City rapper in that category.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will face stiff competition; along with Kendrick, albums from Drake (Nothing Was The Same), Jay Z (Magna Carta Holy Grail) and Kanye West (Yeezus) are in the Best Rap Album category.
Rooting for Kendrick Lamar, the “Thrift Shop” hitmaker told The Source magazine, “We're up against Kendrick, who made a phenomenal album. If we win a Grammy for Best Rap Album, hip-hop is going to be heated (angry).”
He adds: “In terms of [that category], I think it should go to Kendrick. He’s family. TDE is family, and I understand why Hip-Hop would feel like Kendrick got robbed [if he didn’t win]. I’m not trying to compare albums; I think you can make an argument for both. With that being said, I am a huge supporter of what Kendrick does. And because of that, I would love to win in a different category. We obviously had massive success on commercial radio, and I think that, in ways, The Heist was a bigger album, but Kendrick has a better rap album.”
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