Macklemore Says Kendrick Lamar Made A Better Rap Album Than He Did
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.28.2014
He still thinks Lamar should have won the Grammy...
In an interview with Hot 97 after the Grammy Awards (via NME), Macklemore said that Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, MAAD City was a better rap album than his own The Heist with Ryan Lewis. This comes after a text to Lamar he posted on Instagram apologizing for "stealing" Lamar's Grammys. Macklemore won Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.
He said: "It's the blessing and the curse, a little bit more the curse. First and foremost, Kendrick [Lamar] is a friend of mine. He's somebody that I love his music and, in my opinion, had the best rap album of the year. And knowing how the Grammys usually go, I knew that there would be a great chance that we'd win that award and, in essence, rob Kendrick. That's what happened. It kind of sucks. I think we made a great album. I think that Kendrick made a better rap album. In terms of the people that are voting on those ballots, filling out those bubbles, we have an unfair advantage due to race, due to the fact we had huge radio success, due to the fact that our name was circulating more in a pocket in the industry of people filling out that ballot. This is not like a Rap Radar poll, like a 2DopeBoyz poll. This is not a Hot 97 poll. This is the Grammys. This is many different types of people. All different age groups filling out a ballot where they might not necessarily know the genre."