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KENDRICK LAMAR SPEAKS AFTER BIG GRAMMY LOSS: “SMILE”

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The picture above of The New Westcoast: Dom Kennedy, Kendrick Lamar and Skeme, has created major buzz in the social hemisphere. This picture was taken following Dom Kennedy‘s NY show, just two days after Macklemore‘s sweeping Grammy win across the Rap categories- shutting the #1 contender, Kendrick Lamar, out of any wins on the big night.

Posted on Dom Kennedy‘s Instagram account (@dopeitsdom), the picture got comments like “Damn Kendrick looks sad about that lost,” “Kendrick must be on that molly,” and “He (Kendrick) looks like he dived in a pool full of liquor.” (With the last one being my personal favorite). Everyone has an opinion on Kendrick’s Grammy “highway robbery”…even Macklemore, but finally Kendrick Lamar has released a statement of his own. He opened up to XXL  Mag following his performance during Dom Kennedy‘s show stating:

“It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man…He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.”

“I definitely feel like they should always have more of the culture up in there, for sure, because we definitely stand out just like any other genre…We part of the world. We part of the movement. So I think any awards, including the Grammys, should always push for more hip-hop because it’s music as a whole, it’s not just splitting different regions. Everything moves as far as sound and vibrations, and that’s how it goes. And we are a part of that.”

And there you have it! Is it me or does it sound like Kendrick was being very mild about his level of disappointment? Maybe he will let it out on a track or two.

Looking at that picture, one song comes to mind:

“Smile”-Scarface feat. Tupac

Video Courtesy of eazyone23