Kendrick Lamar dedicates his Grammy nominations to 2 Pac

2016-01-01 14:00

Los Angeles - Kendrick Lamar wants to win all 11 Grammys he is nominated for.

The 28-year-old singer leads this year's awards - which will be held on 15 February - 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."

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