Macklemore covers the latest version of The Source Magazine’s “Man Of The Year” issue. He goes in about being put up against Kendrick Lamar in the upcoming Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album and more.
He’s had an undeniable breakthrough year with seven Grammy nominations under is bealt and more than 13 million in sales from The Heist. Here’s an excerpt by Macklemore from the magazine below.
“Then he’s got a point. [In the Best Rap Album category], 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,” Macklemore told The Source.
“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.”