The Grammy's may be two months away, but make no mistake about it: the award ceremony is on the mind of Kendrick Lamar.
Kendrick Lamar was explicit about the value of victory in a recent interview with The New York Times. "The Grammys have taste," he declared. "They've had taste for a long time. I'm just more excited that they recognize the time and effort put into the project."
"Ultimately, for the hip-hop community, I would love for us to win them all," the MC told The Times. (He is nominated for 11 awards.) "Because we deserve that. Period... it's not only a statement for myself, but it's a statement for the culture. They're all important, because of the foundation the forefathers laid before me. Nas didn't get a chance to be in that position. Pac. So to be acknowledged and to actually win, it's for all of them."