To kick off the new year, Macklemore finds his way on the cover of The Source Magazine for their ‘Man Of The Year‘ issue — a much deserved placement for the Seattle artist. In the featured story, Mack talks about the controversy over his ‘Best Rap Album’ Grammy nomination and the criticism he gets for being “anti-hip hop”. Check out the cover above and read some quotes from the cover story after the break.
Then he’s got a point. [In the Best Rap Album category], 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,” Macklemore told The Source.
“In terms of [that category], I think it should go to Kendrick. He’s family. TDE is family, and I understand why Hip-Hop would feel like Kendrick got robbed [if he didn’t win]. I’m not trying to compare albums; I think you can make an argument for both. With that being said, I am a huge supporter of what Kendrick does. And because of that, I would love to win in a different category. We obviously had massive success on commercial radio, and I think that, in ways, The Heist was a bigger album, but Kendrick has a better rap album.”