Macklemore's success at the Grammy Awards this past Sunday has been a topic of discussion, namely because he beat out hip-hop's golden child Kendrick Lamar in a number of categories, including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, and Best New Artist. Macklemore issued his own opinion on the matter by personally texting Kendrick and telling the Compton MC he was "robbed" of Best Rap Album for his 2012 critically acclaimed release, good kid, m.A.A.d. city.
Despite the storyline that has unfolded since Grammy Sunday, Kendrick has remained classy throughout the ordeal. Speaking with XXL last night, he offered congratulations to Macklemore. “It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man,” Kendrick said. “He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.”
Kendrick also commented on if he'll be releasing a follow up to good kid, m.A.A.d. city this year. This past December, the CEO of TDE, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, hinted at the possibility of every artist on the label releasing a project in 2014, Kendrick included. “I wouldn’t even know,” he said. ”I got to get back into the studio and vibe out. But once I get in there, for sure, I’ll let y’all know."
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