Let’s Talk Grammy’s Before The Fake Outrage Happens

Meme Credit: weknowmemes.com
Meme Credit: weknowmemes.com

So shocker! The grammy’s will get it wrong tonight. However, it doesn’t mean we can’t speak before it goes down. Since it’s only a couple categories people in the hip-hop world really care about, lets focus on those.

Best Rap Album

Childish Gambino – Because The Internet
Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood
Common – Nobody’s Smiling
Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron
Eminem – Marshall Mathers LP2
Iggy Azalea – The New Classic

Who we expect to win: Iggy
Who do I want to win out of the nods: Schoolboy Q
Who should really win: Y.G My Krazy Life. I stand firm on that album being the best rap album of 2014.

Best Rap Song

Drake – 0 to 100/ The Catch Up
Nicki Minaj – Anaconda
Kanye West and Charlie Wilson – Bound 2
Kendrick Lamar – I
Wiz Khalifa – We Dem Boyz

Who I expect to win: Wiz
Who should win: Wiz. I think We Dem Boyz was song of the year and song of the summer. I don’t think not one stadium or arena didn’t play that song at least 3 times during some sports season.

Now, I wouldn’t be mad if Kanye wins because I still stand by Yeezus being a dope album and even though Bound 2 isn’t my favorite song on the album, I would like that album to win something as just a reminder.

Best Rap Performance

Childish Gambino – 3005
Lecrae – All I Need Is You
Kendrick Lamar – I
Eminem – Rap God
Drake – 0 TO 100/The Catch Up

Who I expect to win: Eminem
Who should win: Don’t know. I’m not even quite sure what “Best Rap Performance” means.

If it’s solely on “who can perform the song mentioned” Im at a toss up because Bino would definitely add a great element to a 3005 performance…but you can’t tell me seeing Eminem perform the 3rd verse on Rap God wouldn’t be anything short of amazing, ESPECIALLY if he sounds like the record.

Best Rap Collab

Common and Jhene Aiko – Black Majik
Kanye West and Charlie Wilson – Bound 2
Schoolboy Q and BJ The Chicago Kid – Studio
Eminem and Rihanna – The Monster
Drake and I Love Makonnen – Tuesday

Who I expect to win: Eminem and Rihanna
Who I feel should win: Schoolboy Q. Studio literally gained him new females fans and it could be considered in the top 5 biggest songs of 2015 for urban radio.
Who I wouldn’t be shocked if they won: Drake and Makonnen. Let’s be honest, you can’t even get mad if this song wins because it’s literally the song with the biggest organic buzz. Makonnen is only in the category because Drake hopped on the song…but the song was made popular by the people.

Legit Snubs for reasons we don’t need to explain

Bobby Shmurda – Hot Ni&&a
Y.G and Rich Homie Quan – My Ni&&a

I don’t think there will ever be a time when a song with Nigga is going to get a Grammy nod. Even when Jay-Z switch it to Jigga, they understood what it was.

Common and Vince Staples – The Kingdom: If a Common collaboration song is going to get a nod, it should be this one. In all honesty, I think Black Majik is the worst song on the album.

Questions that need answers

How did absolutely no song with Ty Dolla $ign on it not get a nomination?
How did Drake and Wayne’s Believe Me not get a nomination?
How did Lecrae have the number 1 album but not get a best rap album nod?
Is Diddy going to the Grammys?
Is Drake going to the Grammys?
What do you think will happen if O to 100/The Catch Up wins a Grammy?

No matter what happens…Keep your outrage to yourself. The Grammy board is filled with people who say things like “I don’t really like or listen to rap music but, that Eminem is pretty good.”

Award shows are stratified random popularity contest…That’s why you got to do this music thing for the love.

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