Last night, Kendrick Lamar performed "Backseat Freestyle" as a special guest at Dom Kennedy's New York stop of the Get Home Safely tour. After the show, XXL magazine managed to briefly speak with Kendrick on his recent Grammy snub, along with how he felt about Macklemore and Ryan Lewis taking home four awards. Kendrick stated, “It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man. He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.” Kendrick was also asked how he felt about hip hop's representation at the Grammys, since he is not the first popular hip hop artist to go home empty handed.“I definitely feel like they should always have more of the culture up in there, for sure, because we definitely stand out just like any other genre. We part of the world. We part of the movement. So I think any awards, including the Grammys, should always push for more hip-hop because it’s music as a whole, it’s not just splitting different regions. Everything moves as far as sound and vibrations, and that’s how it goes. And we are a part of that.”
News | January 29, 2014
Kendrick Lamar Speaks on Recent Grammy Snub

Kendrick Lamar & Dom Kennedy MaskedGorilla.com

Last night, Kendrick Lamar performed "Backseat Freestyle" as a special guest at Dom Kennedy's New York stop of the Get Home Safely tour. After the show, XXL magazine managed to briefly speak with Kendrick on his recent Grammy snub, along with how he felt about Macklemore and Ryan Lewis taking home four awards. Kendrick stated, “It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man. He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.”

Kendrick was also asked how he felt about hip hop's representation at the Grammys, since he is not the first popular hip hop artist to go home empty handed.“I definitely feel like they should always have more of the culture up in there, for sure, because we definitely stand out just like any other genre. We part of the world. We part of the movement. So I think any awards, including the Grammys, should always push for more hip-hop because it’s music as a whole, it’s not just splitting different regions. Everything moves as far as sound and vibrations, and that’s how it goes. And we are a part of that.”


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