Almost two years ago, the hip-hop community was stunned when Kendrick Lamar was shut out from seven Grammy categories, especially when his highly praised major label debut Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City lost for best rap album to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' The Heist. (The Seattle rapper also picked up two more trophies in rap categories and later shared an Instagram post with a screenshot of a text he sent Lamar that read, "It's weird and sucks that I robbed you.")
Speed up to 2016 and Lamar is flourishing with 11 Grammy nominations for his sophomore set To Pimp a Butterfly. In his latest cover story for Billboard, the West Coast rhymer reflected on his past snub from the Recording Academy.