Kendrick Lamar wants to be victorious at the 2016 Grammys and would like to take home all 11 of the prizes he’s up for.
The 28-year-old singer leads this year’s awards – which will be held on February 15 – with the most nods and wants to take them all home so he can make a statement for hip-hop “culture.
Asked about his staggering number of nominations, he said: “I want all of them. Because it’s not only a statement for myself, but it’s a statement for the culture. They’re all important, because of the foundation the forefathers laid before me. Nas didn’t get a chance to be in that position. 2 Pac. So to be acknowledged and to actually win, it’s for all of them.”
Meanwhile, Kendrick, who is up for Album of the Year for ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’, Best Rap Album for the same record and the coveted Song of the Year with ‘Alright’, says he’s always writing music but won’t know when his new material will be released because it has to be a natural progression.
He told The New York Times: “I’m just writing, writing, writing. I keep these tablets on me until I’m inspired to go back in and make the music. I never take a break from my pen, because I pride myself on that. As far as a break from music, yeah, I can’t just go in and force myself. I have to come from an original and organic place. It can come tomorrow; it can come two years from now.”