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Grammys 2016: Kendrick Wins big for Hip-Hop

“This is for Hip-Hop, This is for Ice Cube. This is for Snoop Doggy Dogg, Doggy Style. This is for Illmatic and Nas, We will live forever, believe that!”
– Kendrick Lamar 2016 Grammy awards

The night belonged to Hip Hop with Kendrick Lamar delivering a powerful, African tribal, chain-breaking, and politically charged performance of the the epic track ‘The Blacker the Berry’ tribute to the teenager Trayvon Martin. Rumoured to have been officially censored, his stage presentation was one of the most controversial and powerful performances ever seen at this prestigious award ceremony and carried a strong message and tribute for the teenager Trayvon Martin.

Kendrick was nominated for an outstanding 11 awards and took home 5 golden trophies, including the Grammy for Best Rap Album ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ from presenter Ice Cube.

The White House ( President Obama) also congratulated his favourite Rap artiste Kendrick on his achievement via Twitter.

The 58th Annual Grammy awards paid tribute and honoured selected Hip Hop Royalty and RnB Gliteratti, including the legendary Lionel Richie, who was presented with the ‘Music Cares’ person of the year award. A tribute performance medley was delivered by a diverse all-star collaboration with John Legend and songstress Demi Lovato who provided a medley of hits from the Commodores ‘Easy’, and ‘Hello’ Richie then joined the enthusiastic singers for a rousing performance of ‘All Night Long’ got the audience up on their feet.

Following a comedic introduction from his “Love Me Harder” collaborator Ariana Grande, The Weeknd brought his acclaimed talents to the stage

Hip Hop Legend Rev Run from RUN DMC also received his first ever Grammy award, with RUN DMC being a recipient of the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.

Stevie Wonder accompanied his Accapella group Pentatonix on stage and included a tribute to the esteemed Maurice White founder of Earth Wind and Fire who sadly passed away earlier this year.

The rumors were true, and Miguel was invited to perform a special tribute to Michael Jackson at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.

The award ceremonies do not know where to place RnB, and Hip Hop, with numerous International artistes overlooked, the talented Kendrick has broken down the barrier and paid a fitting nod to previous Hip Hop Legends and artistes with his acceptance speech.

2016 Grammy Winners:
Best R&B Performance: “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),” the Weeknd

Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Little Ghetto Boy,” Lalah Hathaway

Best R&B Song: “Really Love,” D’Angelo and Kendra Foster

Best R&B Album: Black Messiah, D’Angelo and the Vanguard

Best Urban Contemporary Album: Beauty Behind the Madness, the Weeknd

Best Rap Performance: “Alright,” Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap Song: “Alright,” Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “These Walls,” Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise, and Thundercat

Best Rap Album:To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar

Best Gospel Song/Performance: “Wanna Be Happy,” Kirk Franklin

Best Song Written for Visual Media: “Glory,” performed by Common and John Legend

Congratulations to all the winners at this years 2016 Grammy Awards from all at DeeperTheBeats HQ

About Ray Huggins

Ray Huggins
I am Founder of, an editor, writer, UK Music publisher, technologist, technical architect. I Love; Family, Trinidad, Life & Music. A lover of all music, but hip hop is my first love. Born in the UK and raised in Trinidad!

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