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In the Hip-Hop community, the elephant in the room in this year’s Grammy discussion is whether Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ The Heist will oust Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city for Best Rap Album and Album of the Year categories. Macklemore just happens to cover The Source‘s “Man of the Year” issue, and spoke with the magazine about the TDE affiliate.

Many Hip-Hop heads have verbalized their favoritism for Lamar, and because of this, The Source asked the “Same Love” rapper how he’d react if Kanye West spazzed a la the Taylor Swift fiasco.

“Then he’s got a point. [In the Best Rap Album category], we’re up against Kendrick, who made a phenomenal album,” Macklemore replied. “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].”

Macklemore, who says you could make a case for both LPs, cited that The Heist was much bigger commercially than Kendrick Lamar’s debut. He did, however, admit that his opposition has “a better rap album.”

See Macklemore cover The Source‘s “Man of the Year” issue on the following page.

Photo: The Source

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