Kendrick Lamar Speaks On His Grammy Nominations & Being A Role Model

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On Feb. 15, the industry will gather for the 58th annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, just 14 miles due north of Compton. Lamar goes into the ceremony with 11 nominations, one shy of Michael Jackson’s record dozen in the post-Thriller year of 1984.

Kendrick Lamar spoke with Billboard about his Grammy nominations for “To Pimp A Butterfly.” He said this about the album “The album just had a deeper impact than I expected, because it touched so many homes, and not just in my own community. I guess I’m just speaking words that need to be heard in these times.” He goes on to speak about being a role model and his resolutions.