A couple months ago the nominations for this year’s GRAMMY Awards were revealed, with Macklemore and Kendrick Lamar both pulling in seven each. Two of which they square off for “Best New Artist” and “Best Rap Album.” The latter caused some debate on social media with folks going back and forth on whether or not Mack should even be included.
Wait, what? I’ve never understood the hate on the Seattle duo. Even if they make a style of hip hop that you don’t exactly care for or Mack is saying things you don’t agree with, what makes them any less “hip hop” than anyone else? And let’s be honest, most of the people that have such a strong distaste have only heard the over-the-top singles that we hear on a minute-to-minute basis on the radio/television.
Anyways, during today’s episode of MTV’s RapFix Live, The LOX were asked about the debate and which side of the fence they reside on. With a fist in the air, Jadakiss proclaims he “represents Macklemore to the fullest” before praising his independent success. Which is followed by nods from Styles P and Sheek.
So, let’s get a discussion going on.. I’d love to hear from both Macklemore supporters and detractors on their thoughts on the Seattle duo’s mark in hip hop and their placement in the GRAMMY categories.