Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” Wins Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance at 2016 Grammy Awards
Kendrick Lamar is nominated for 11 awards at The Grammys tonight, but he's starting things off right with three bigs wins for "Alright" - Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance. He's also won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "These Walls."
"Alright" has become a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as the biggest single from To Pimp a Butterfly. He'll be performing that song, along with "The Blacker The Berry," at the Grammys tonight, and according to host LL Cool J, we can expect a "controversial" performance.
Images of the performance have leaked online, and it appears as though prison imagery will be heavy throughout Kendrick's time on stage. There's also apparently a huge outline of Africa with "Compton" written inside of it.
Word on whether Kendrick has won best rap album of the year - or best album overall - isn't in yet, but we'll be keeping you up to date throughout the night in case he does.
Herbie Hancock is at the Grammys, and he spoke about Kendrick Lamar coming over to his house to do some Buddhist chanting recently. Herbie has been working with fellow TPAB producers Flying Lotus and Terrace Martin on some new music, and though Hancock wouldn't reveal anything, there might be a possibility that Kendrick pops up on Herbie's next album.
Watch the video for "Alright" below and stay tuned to the Grammys to see if Kendrick ends up sweeping all 11 categories he's nominated in. Keep your eye on Twitter too, as the responses to Kenny's performance should be eye-opening.
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