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Macklemore: Hip-hop community doesn't want me to win Best Rap Grammy

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Macklemore fears many members of the hip-hop community will be angry if he wins a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album ahead of Kendrick Lamar.

The "Thrift Shop" hitmaker and his collaborator Ryan Lewis are nominated for seven trophies at the upcoming music prizegiving, including the coveted Best Rap Album award for their record, "The Heist." However, Macklemore admits they are facing some tough competition, including fellow break-out star Lamar with his record "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City."

He tells The Source magazine, "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 (angry). In terms of that category, I think it should go to Kendrick. He's family. TDE (Record label Top Dawg Entertainment) is family, and I understand why hip-hop would feel like Kendrick got robbed if he didn't win."

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lamar will face off against Drake ("Nothing Was The Same"), Jay Z ("Magna Carta... Holy Grail") and Kanye West ("Yeezus") in the Best Rap Album category. The winners will be revealed during the ceremony in Los Angeles on Jan. 26.

11Comments
Jan 9, 2014 12:13PM
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I want Kanye to lose just so he'll have another televised tantrum. 
Jan 8, 2014 6:00PM
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There hasnt been any good rap in years. I hate this guy. Hes such a wannabe. Not because hes white but because style is like a stutterring 10 year old. Todays stuff is put out so fast that they dont take the time to refine it. 
Jan 8, 2014 4:32PM
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Who gives a ****...THEY BOTH ARE GARBAGE!  HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR BELONGS TO R.A. THE RUGGED MAN - LEGENDS NEVER DIE!  TO BAD YOU ****IN NERDS DON'T KNOW **** ABOUT MY CULTURE! 
Jan 8, 2014 3:59PM
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I think Rahm Emmanuel should be rapper of the year. 
Jan 8, 2014 3:57PM
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Kanye West's pathetic piece of garbage is up for consideration????
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