LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sunday night could be a big night for rap at the Grammy awards.
“If we win that Grammy, then we deserve it as well. I think that we made a great album that pushed the genre of hip-hop,” said 30-year-old rapper Kendrick Lamar. “I think that hip-hop can be at times resistant to change and when you see two white dudes from Seattle, Washington, rapping about gay marriage, it’s like, ‘Hold up, this isn’t hip-hop,’ when in actuality it is. Hip-hop has always been about expansion, about pushing the genre, about challenging the listener.”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, like Lamar, are nominated for seven trophies Sunday, and the performers will compete in five of the same categories. The rap duo is up for best new artist, along with Lamar, and their gay acceptance hit, “Same Love,” is nominated for song of the year.
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