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Macklemore named The Source's man of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Macklemore is The Source's man of the year.

The Seattle rapper was among the most-played artists of 2013, partnering with producer Ryan Lewis on hits such as "Thrift Shop," ''Can't Hold Us" and "Same Love" and earning seven Grammy nominations.

Macklemore discusses his hip-hop credentials, the Grammys, the role of race in his pop success and worrying over Kanye's opinion in an interview with the magazine out Tuesday.

Even though he's also nominated for best rap album at the Grammy Awards, Macklemore says Kendrick Lamar should win: "I think it should go to Kendrick. He's family."

Macklemore and Lewis also are up for top honors album and song of the year.

Previous man of the year winners include Rick Ross and 2 Chainz.

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Feb 2, 2014 12:12PM
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I feel that Macklemore embodies what hip hop use to be before gangster rap came.  Macklemore is positive, and has things to say that is relatable in society. vs. the b.s. I hear in rap today.  I don't allow my kids to even listen to half of the stuff out here today, but Macklemore is aright with me.

Feb 1, 2014 3:06PM
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Love him or hate him, he's done something a lot of people in hip-hop and rap haven't done in a long time. He connects with people through his words, talks about things jay-z or lil wayne wouldn't step near, like homophobia. A lot of the stuff we hear on the radio we don't understand or connect with it, we mainly just block out the words and listen to the beat I guess you could say. I think he's good for the media,I mean you never hear any thing negative about the guy, could be a good role model to different people.
Feb 1, 2014 1:12PM
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Hope they don't win or it's Color Me Badd all over again! For those who don't remember, when Color Me Badd won their awards over many of the black artists that were considered superior, their career ended!
Feb 1, 2014 9:54AM
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If you do your research, the most popular in the genre wins all the awards.  This is nothing new.  It's a tad puzzling why people suddenly had an issue with something that literally happens every year.  And as far as people playing the race card: this is laughable.  All the sudden we have a read a bunch of "race & hip hop" articles because of Macklemore, meanwhile you hardly heard anyone complain when Eminem was winning Grammy awards (13 to be exact).
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