Macklemore wins Best New Artist & Best Rap Album over Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (2014)
Kendrick Lamar dropped one of the most personal and well thought out rap albums of 2012. It was the beginnings of a bonafide star whose presence still looms over hip hop till this day. Yet Macklemore snagged the gold for Best New Artist AND Best Rap Album at the 56th Grammy Awards.
Sure we’ll give “Thrift Shop” Best Rap Performance. We’ll even allow Macklemore a Best Rap Song win if we’re being generous. But Best Rap Album? Even Macklemore was like wtf in the Hot 97 interview above.
But again…when safe White music trumps the real deal.