DJ Lag was in Los Angeles for sunday night’s 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, where he attended as a member of the Recording Academy. The DJ Lag-produced track My Power was in contention for an award as part of Beyoncé’s nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album for The Lion King: The Gift. Although the album did not win the category, DJ Lag proudly represented Gqom, South Africa, Africa and all those African collaborators who helped turn The Lion King: The Gift into the groundbreaking record that it is.
“Step by incredible step we are taking the sounds of Clermont to an even bigger global audience.” – Dj Lag
The gqom innovator and global ambassador’s trip is a part of his natural growth as an artist and continued work with friends and collaborators Adidas. He was accompanied by Black Major founder, Sevi Spanoudi, and filmmaker Chris Kets, who captured DJ Lag in his favourite global city for a short film to be released in the next few months.
“It’s been such an honour to be at the biggest music awards event in the world,” said DJ Lag, who became the first gqom artist to have his work considered for a Grammy Award, when Uhuru was in contention for a World Music nomination during the build-up to this year’s awards.