“Man, glory to God every time, giving us these amazing talents. …I ain’t nothing wihout my team, Dave Free. I’ve been rocking with this guy since I was fourteen years old. We always put our heads together. He’s one of the greatest visionaries today in the game.”
Nominated for eight Video Music Awards, Kendrick walked away with six wins by the end of the night, all attributed to the powerful “HUMBLE.” music video.
In total, “HUMBLE.” also took home the titles of Best Cinematography for Scott Cunningham’s work, Best Direction, credited to Dave Meyers and Kendrick and Dave Free’s video direction pseudonym The Little Homies, and Best Art Direction for the work of Spencer Graves.
In addition, the Top Dawg Entertainment imprint earned a Moon Person for “Best Visual Effects” on “HUMBLE.”
Since its release back in March, “HUMBLE.” has gone on to be Kendrick’s second single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and his first as a lead vocalist.
Its initial debut at No. 2 on the chart made it the highest-charting Hip-Hop debut for a song since Eminem’s “Love The Way You Live” collaboration with Rihannaback in 2010.