Kendrick Lamar is set to take the stage later tonight at the 2016 Grammy Awards, but before that, the 28-year-old rapper snagged his first on-air award for Best Rap Album with To Pimp a Butterfly.

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 winCongratulations Kendrick Lamar!

Check out what tweeters are saying about Kendrick's win below.

Check out Kendrick's acceptance speech for Best Rap Album: