Russell Simmons On Macklemore’s Best Rap Album Win: ‘Kendrick Is Absolutely A Better Rapper’

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Stacy-Ann Ellis / January 29, 2014

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ sweep of all the Grammy Award rap categories and Kendrick Lamar’s snub will probably be the topic of discussion for a minute. During a Reddit Ask Me Anything session yesterday, even Russell Simmons had to chime in about the Seattle duo’s The Heist beating K.Dot’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D City for Best Rap Album during a Reddit Ask Me Anything.

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“Kendrick is absolutely a better rapper, and Macklemore had one of the most inspiring, socially conscious songs of the year and that is what did well for him,” he said when asked about Kendrick being robbed of the award. “He’s a great rapper, but there is no evidence anywhere that he’s a better artist than Lamar.”

Later in the chat, someone asked the same question, to which he replied: “Kendrick is the better rapper no doubt but Macklemore had the power of an important social message.”

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