Who will win Best Rap Performance at Grammys?

Our two music awards editors — Darrin Dortch and David Schnelwar — agree on the winner of Best Rap Performance at this Sunday’s Grammys. 

Drake f./ Lil Wayne – “HYFR (Hell Yeah F***ing Right)” — Darrin, David
Jay-Z & Kanye West – “N****s in Paris”
Nas – “Daughters”
Kanye West f./ Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz – “Mercy”
Young Jeezy f./ Jay-Z & Andre 3000 – “I Do”

Darrin’s analysis
Jay-Z and Kanye West are beloved in the rap field. They are a near lock to win for “N****s in Paris” which is nominated for Best Rap Song and was a huge pop hit.

Kanye’s popular “Mercy” is also nominated here and in Rap Song as is Nas’ “Daughters.” Nas is the spoiler here if the Kanye songs split votes.

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David’s analysis
Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Otis” won Best Rap Performance last year. They are both double nominees in this category this year.

Drake & Lil Wayne’s “HYFR” won Best Hip-Hop Video at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards and could upset if Jay-Z’s and Kanye’s nominations split the vote.

Nas is nominated throughout the Rap Field this year and has yet to win a Grammy.


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