Kendrick Lamar Wins ‘Best Rap Album’ at the Grammys for ‘DAMN.’
Dave Chappelle announced the winner of Best Rap Album at the Grammys, but before he did so, he made sure to shout out one group who was mysteriously left off the nominee list— A Tribe Called Quest.
Back in November when the nominees were first announced, Q-Tip expressed his disappointment that the group's final album, the well-received We Got It From Here...Thank You For Your Service didn't make the cut, and Chappelle's shout out was significant.
Nevertheless, competition in the category was tight, with Kendrick Lamar's DAMN., JAY-Z's 4:44, Rapsody's Laila's Wisdom and Tyler, The Creator's Flower Boy up for wins, but it was Kendrick who took the award home, making it his fifth win of the night.
"This is special man. I got a lot of guys in this building that I still idolize today," Kendrick said, naming Nas, Diddy and JAY-Z as inspirations before closing with: "Jay for president."
Kendrick opened the Grammys with a rousing mash-up performance of "XXX" with U2. Check that out below.
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