(GEMS RADIO)—Kendrick Lamar was shut out of the major categories at this year’s Grammys. No surprise there. Where were the Grammy’s changes, then?
Although, Lamar swept the rap categories, he deserved to take a trophy home for one of three major categories at least. Mr Morale and The Big Steppers was a conscious look at hip hop this past year. It’s unfortunate that he is overlooked every year for Album of the Year.
Lamar thanked his fans for all their support. “I wanna thank my fans for trusting me with these words. As artists, we’re all entertainers, and we say things to provoke thoughts and feelings and emotions, so making this record, this was one of my toughest records to make,” Kendrick said in his acceptance speech for Best Rap Album (after being introduced by Cardi B). “Going back and thinking about where I started with rap and how far it’s came, I would like to thank the culture for allowing me to evolve and be able to make a song like ‘Mother I Sober.’ All we ever wanted was to be able to be the biggest underground artist of all time, and I finally found imperfection with this album.”