Macklemore Covers The Source (Man Of The Year Issue)


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.”

Via MTV.

  • Ballbudda

    Now that’s how you make a statement…shout out to The Source for changing the game as the game continues to change!!

  • Black & Proud

    Macklemore made big moves. The Source is still The Source for giving props when its deserved.

  • FactsOnly

    It is truly amazing and awe inspiring what a little Payola radio play and distribution/promotion deal from Alternative Distribution Alliances (a subsidiary of Warner Music) will get you if you’re sure to appeal to the largest demographic of consumers, prepubescent white suburban kids.

    Kudos to Macklemore for fitting into the old POP music mold. He certainly is no innovator in that regard….nor is any of his content “new”…well, perhaps it’s novel to the largest demographic of impressionable teens who don’t know any better.

    At any rate, it’s amazing how mediocrity is elevated to the limelight with a little help from Warner Music.

    Is it at all ironic that this clown insists on wearing jewelry and sweatshop clothes?

  • lilkunta

    I wonder if Robin Thicke is pissed. He wanted the cover of Vibe and was told no, only anglo to ever cover it would be Eminem.

  • lilkunta

    PS, for their 320th anniv VIBE let Robin thicke co cover with JAnelle Monae, stilll no solo cover. And its one of 3 covers. The other covers are NAs & JCole; Pharrell & Daft Punk.