Kendrick Lamar won the 2023 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance as well as Best Rap Song with his track, “The Heart Part 5.” Lamar shared the single ahead of his fifth studio album, Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers. The song was not included on the tracklist for the album.
For Best Rap Song, Lamar beat out Jack Harlow’s “Churchill Downs” featuring Drake, DJ Khaled’s “God Did” featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, John Legend and Fridayy, Gunna and Future’s “Pushin P” featuring Young Thug and Future, as well as Future’s “Wait For U” featuring Drake and Tems. With Best Rap Performance, he finished ahead of DJ Khaled’s “God Did,” Doja Cat’s “Vegas,” Gunna & Future’s “pushin P,” as well as Hitkidd & GloRilla’s “F.N.F. (Let’s Go).”
Lamar has now won the Grammy for Best Rap Performance two years in a row. He also ranks as the most-awarded artist in the category with six victories over the course of his career. Last year, his collaboration with Baby Keem, “Family Ties,” won the award. As for Best Rap Song, Lamar has won the award four times. His previous songs, “I,” “Alright,” and “Humble,” all notched him wins.
Overall, Lamar received the second-most nominations for the 2023 Grammy Awards. He’s up for a total of eight awards. Going into Sunday, Lamar had won 14 Grammys during his career. Later, Lamar will compete for Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, and more.
It’s already been a busy night for the Grammy Awards, as Viola Davis recently became an EGOT winner. She notched a Grammy for Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording with her performance of the audiobook for her memoir Finding Me. As for all else that goes down at tonight’s ceremony, HNHH will have you covered. Revisit the music video for Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5” below. The piece features Lamar using deep fake technology to appear as Jussie Smollett, Nipsey Hussle, Kanye West, and more.