Kendrick Lamar Wins Best Rap Album at 2016 Grammy Awards, Shouts Out Nas and Snoop Dogg
In his speech, Lamar thanked God, his parents, his Top Dawg Entertainment affiliates and his longtime girlfriend, Whitney Alford. The "Alright" rapper also gave a shout out to Nas and Snoop Dogg, two artists who have yet to gain a Grammy Award themselves despite their notoriety and success.
Snoop Dogg gained 17 Grammy nominations while Nas has stacked up 11 nods, but neither have won the golden statue. The two also represent hip-hop's east coast and west coast, respectively. "This is for hip-hop. We will live forever!" said K. Dot at the end of his acceptance speech.
Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly took the music world by storm since its release last February.
This is K.Dot's fifth Grammy Award of the night. He's already won Best Rap Performance ("Alright"), Best Rap/Sung Performance ("These Walls"), Best Rap Song ("Alright") and Best Music Video ("Bad Blood.") It seems the award ceremony is making up for snubbing him in
Many hip-hop fans called foul when Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city lost to Macklemore's Thrift Shop in 2014. Even the "White Privilege" rapper had to agree.
Nonetheless, with a set of great nominations, we're happy to see To Pimp a Butterfly get the win. Congratulations Kendrick Lamar!
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