Kendrick Lamar Is Glad His 11 Grammy Nominations Didn't Surpass Michael Jackson's 12. "I Can't Fathom Being As Great As Michael Without Putting Out The Work" (Video)

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Prior to debuting his new song, "Untitled 2," on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonKendrick Lamar sat down with the host for a conversation.

Jimmy reminded him that his album "To Pimp a Butterfly" has the most Grammy nominations ever for a rapper with eleven. He asked Kendrick if he wanted to surpass the late, great Michael Jackson's record setting 1984 twelve nods for "Thriller." (Michael won eight that year).

"I can't fathom being as great as Michael without putting out the work," Kendrick said. "Eleven is perfect. He's the legendary. I'm glad it's at twelve."

He later listens to a fan-made K. Dot mash-up.

Check it out below.

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Comment by QuEeNsFiNeSt on January 11, 2016 at 8:17pm
I respect his remarks but damn too much nominees
Comment by Pandaemonium on January 8, 2016 at 9:19pm
.....hip hop is dead. the bar is set so low that just being alive and thinking about life means you over the bar now.
Comment by Ronald MAUDLIN on January 8, 2016 at 8:31pm
Black ears only......And if your black and hating on this album go kill yourself because Kendrick is trying to enlightened your minds....This album is pure art and has a great message....All you morons that are mad at this album just mad you can't bump it in your ride....Kendrick is a Leader not a follower so I salute him!!!
Comment by DB248 on January 8, 2016 at 6:58pm
rap is so f***** up im done... no disrespect to kendrick i bought the album and i couldnt hit repeat once on any song..anyone want to by his album from me 99 cents plus shipping and handling.
Comment by DB248 on January 8, 2016 at 6:55pm
he only got all those nominations cause he didnt win last year, plus rap is so dead so someone has to win me personally i cant get into kendrick thats just me.. rap is becoming a joke to all of hip hop al these no names make a mockery to rap..
Comment by di on January 8, 2016 at 6:27pm
He deserves it all hiphop album today are lazy as f*** with featuring on all tracks, u may not like his style but this album is pure art
Comment by VeinyDickTracy on January 8, 2016 at 3:11pm
I agree with you 100%... That album was HOT SWEATY GARBAGE and numbers don't lie... Especially for as much hype and him being a new artist... Drake outsells this on a mixtape and bodies Weak Mills...


Kendrick fans remind me of Star Wars fans.. They just can't admit when the movie sucks... This new Force Awakens sucked donkey flong and so did Pimp a Gay Buttefly

I have spoken...
Comment by messiman on January 8, 2016 at 2:10pm
He aint in the same league as michael..... But he still put out sum good muzik
Comment by messiman on January 8, 2016 at 2:09pm
There hasn't been a pure rap artist like Kendrick since Nas and 2pac......,.
Comment by Xcel on January 8, 2016 at 1:58pm
Wtf is this bs
Michael Jackson-Kendrick Lamar in the same sentence

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