Macklemore Says Hip Hop Will Be "Heated" If He Wins Best Rap Album Grammy

posted Tuesday January 07 ,2014 at 12:30PM CST | 237 comments

Macklemore Says Hip Hop Will Be

Macklemore comments on Kendrick Lamar having the "better rap album," says K-Dot should win the Grammy for Best Rap Album.

Seattle wordsmith Macklemore can now add the title of The Source’s Man of the Year to the list of accolades he’s been granted in the past year. Macklemore serves as the cover artist for The Source’s fourth annual Man of the Year issue, which was revealed this week.

In addition to serving as the cover artist for the annual issue, Macklemore was also interviewed by The Source in an exclusive interview. While speaking with the magazine, The Heist rapper addressed the skeptics, the success of “Thrift Shop,” and the upcoming Grammy Awards.

Macklemore revealed that if The Heist does win Best Rap Album at the Grammys later this month, Hip Hop will be “heated.”

"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 said.

Macklemore also expressed his support for fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar, an artist he says should win Best Rap Album for good kid, m.A.A.d city.

"In terms of [that category], I think it should go to Kendrick,” he said. “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."

Other artists whose albums were nominated for Best Rap Album include Drake, Jay Z, and Kanye West.

Kanye recently criticized the annual awards show and revealed that he’s never won a Grammy against a white artist during a rant at his “Yeezus Tour" stop in Phoenix, Arizona last month.

“Now I’m 36-years-old and I have 21 Grammys,” Ye said. “That’s the most Grammys of any 36-year-old. Out of all those 21 Grammys, I’ve never won a Grammy against a white artist…People come to me and they congratulate me on those two nominations. Fuck those nominations.”

The Source’s Man of the Year issue is currently available on newsstands. The cover for their January issue can be found below (via MTV).

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  • FactsOnly
    It is truly amazing and awe inspiring what a little Payola radio play and distribution/promotion deal from Alternative Distribution Alliances (a subsidiary of Warner Music) will get you if you're sure to appeal to the largest demographic of consumers, prepubescent white suburban kids. Kudos to Macklemore for fitting into the old POP music mold. He certainly is no innovator in that regard....nor is any of his content "new"...well, perhaps it's novel to the largest demographic of impressionable teens who don't know any better. At any rate, it's amazing how mediocrity is elevated to the limelight with a little help from Warner Music. Though, does anybody else find it at all ironic that this clown insists on wearing jewelry and sweatshop clothes?
    • Anonymous
      Everything you just said is all bullshit.
  • Anonymous
    So sick of these corny gay supporting rappers ruining what the industry stands for and feminizing the game. I hope neither him or Kendrick wins because both of these dudes have bad haircuts and are total cornballs.
    • Anonymous
      meanwhile Kanye West, Asap Rocky, Kid Cudi, Trinidad james, Wiz Khalifa all wearing skirts
  • donnis mac
    said this before, gonna do it one last tim Mack a cool dude, he the type who know they ain't gonna push Act II but pump millions into "The Heist" (get it yet moron?) he cashed his chips in, bluffed and won it's you who don't see it if you don't see I can't help you
    • FactsOnly
      True. He's just a shrewd opportunist. Not an artist, not by any stretch of the imagination. Hence why Hip Hop calls him out for what he is, a Pop Music Gimmick.
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      You're wrong, bitch.
  • UGH
    So sick of people talking about this is new hiphop or this guy is the new face!! Hiphop is where rock was in the 80s, alotta faggots with makeup singing about faggot shit. Where is the raps on the ongoing still plight of blacks? Where is the verses pushing for the elevation of a people who haven't been respected or honored as of yet!!!??? Gay rights and civil rights for blacks is not even a discussion. You people choose to take it in the ass, we didn't choose our color and look where that has us?? First drake with all da sad song tears swinging for bitches and this fag rapping for walking abominations!! So what if he had an independent album to do commercial wonders!!! duh!!! FAGGOTS AND WOMEN BUY ALBUMS!!!! AND PLEASE, IF YOU R A DUDE, A STR8 DUDE, DON'T EXPOSE YOUR CLOSET BY DEFENDING THE BEST FAGGOT RAPPERS ALIVE. OVOXO AIDS AT THE NEXT SHOW!!
  • Anonymous
    This dude is such a fucking gayball
    • Anonymous
      Who, Drake?
    • Anonymous
      LMAO, yes Drake is a faggy flaming homo queerbait, but so is Macklemore, they should be gay together
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  • Anonymous
    Not even nearly as good as an album as J. Cole, Born Sinner.
  • Real Spit
    Of course Macklemore is self aware -- he is very smart and his team and $$ behind him are very savvy too .. The same way that Drake allows himself and even trolls himself, Macklemore is starting to do .. If he embraces it head on, people will start being sympathetic and even forget about The Heist he pulled on Hip Hop and Music in general by commercializing the Authenticity of the Art.
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  • benson
    he'll win because he is did that poofter friendly track and we all know how the music industry works.
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