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November 24, 2020 at 10:59 pm #1203870329
I am 90 percent sure either Nas or Gibbs wins. Freddie Gibbs is most deserving, but Nas also had a good project and is so overdue. I would guess Nas would win, but I’m pulling for Freddie. I want Nas to win a Grammy, but only one I think he truly deserves. Jay Electronica and D Smoke are tied for third most likely. All in all, these are one of the Grammy’s best rap album contenders. I believe they are gradually getting better.November 24, 2020 at 10:58 pm #1203870327
I think The Box will win, but don’t underestimate Anderson Paak. It is possible Roddy’s songs could split votes. They clearly like Paak. Travis and Drake will not win. Rockstar has a chance.August 28, 2020 at 3:43 pm #1203672727
After much thought, my Hip-Hop nomination predictions are the following. Let me know what y’all think.
Best Rap Album
Please Excuse Me for Being Anti Social by Roddy Riich. It was commercially successful, spawned huge hits like the Box and Roddy is one of the most promising upcoming rappers.
My Turn by Lil Baby- Commercially successful. Lil Baby is also seen as quite promising (being praised by Jay Z and Kanye) and Woah and others were hits.
RTJ4 by Run the Jewels-The Grammys usually nominates at least one (often two or three) very critically acclaimed albums. Given the social climate, I think this is a lock.
Suga by Meg Thee Stallion-Although a mixtape, it garnered fairly good reviews and produced Savage and B.I.T.C.H. Meg is considered a promising new artist (not just in rap) and with the violence enacted against her, I think she is a shoe-in. It also sends a great message about female rappers.
Either Eternal Atake by Lil Uzi or 1985 by Freddie Gibbs or A Written Testimony by Jay Z and Jay Electronica-All three were critically acclaimed. Gibbs has been seen as overlooked for his album Bandana last year and Uzi sold a lot. I think Uzi has a good chance of the three as his sold an impressive amount. A Written Testimony also has a good chance as it was critically acclaimed and a way to honor a veteran. I could see a lot of rap purists voting for it. No Pressure by Logic also has a small chance since it was well-received and Logic is respected by some veterans in the rap industry.
Best Melodic Performance
Wash Us in the Blood by Kanye and Travis Scott
Rock Star by Roddy Riich and Da Baby
Savage Remix by Meg and Beyonce
Hand Me Downs by Mac Miller and Anderson Paak or 12.38 by Childish Gambino and 21 Savage or High Fashion by Roddy Ricch or Tootsie Slide by Drake or Solitaires by Future and Travis Scott
Godzilla by Eminem and Juice Wlrd
Best Rap Song
The Bigger Picture or to a much lesser extent Emotionally Scarred by LilBaby
The Box by Roddy Ricch
Other Side of America by Meek Mill (especially if Trump wins and nominations are decided before the election).
Something to Rap About by Freddie Gibbs and Tyler the Creator or B.I.T.C.H by Meg Thee Stallion
JUST or Walking in the Snow by Run the Jewels
Best Rap Performance
BOP by Da Baby
Woah by Lil Baby or WAP by Meg Thee Stallion and Cardi B
The Box by Roddy Riich
Life is Good by Drake and Future
The Scotts by Travis Scott and Kid Cudi our Highest in the Room by Travis Scott or 123 by Moneybagg Yo or Walking in the Snow by Run the Jewels or Soltaires by Future and Travis Scott or Dior by Pop Smoke (if it’s eligible).July 26, 2020 at 5:12 pm #1203604526
The rap field is going to be pretty competitive this year imo. I think Run the Jewels and Roddy are locks. I think Lil Baby is to a slightly lesser extent. I can see Da Baby, Juice Wrld, Pop Smoke, Meg thee Stallion, Freddie Gibbs and Jay Electronica being considered too.July 25, 2020 at 7:51 am #1203601747
Late Registration is better than all of these imo.July 10, 2020 at 11:47 pm #1203580859
Besides Roddy and Run the Jewels’ albums, who else do you all think will be nominated for Best Rap Album? Lil Baby? Gunna? Freddie Gibbs? Drake? Jay Electronica? Meg? Polo G? Uzi? It seems they usually have at least two critically acclaimed albums of the five nominees and two that are very commercially successful (can be overlap) with one that is an outsider.June 26, 2020 at 8:54 pm #1203554165
I feel like RT4 is a lock for Best Rap Album unless Kendrick drops an equally acclaimed album or more so.June 25, 2020 at 11:38 am #1203551700
1. Fetch the Bolt Cutters
2. A Written Testimony
5. After H0urs
6.. Ungodly Hour
8. High Off Life
9. Hollywood Bleeding
10. My TurnJune 8, 2020 at 11:40 am #1203521993
Could anyone see Roddy sweeping the Rap field (getting three or all four of the Rap awards?). Although, I don’t see him winning Best Rap Album but who knows.June 6, 2020 at 8:59 pm #1203519878
I feel that as of now, Run the Jewels 4, Eternal Atake, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial and 3.15.20 are shoe-ins for a nomination. A Written Testimony, Circles, Kirk, Wunna, Alfredo, My Turn and Suga could get noms too. I don’t see Eminem or Lil Wayne or Kanye getting noms (unless Kanye submitted you Best Gospel Album and I’m not sure about that). Unless Kendrick drops, I think Run the Jewels 2 is the front runner with Eternal Atake right behind.June 4, 2020 at 8:44 pm #1203516912
What do you guys think is winning Best Rap Album as of now. I would have said it’s between Jay Electronica, Lil Uzi Vert and Roddy Riich, but now I think Killer Mike/Run the Jewels will win. Their album is getting very good reviews and given the racial and social unrest happening I think it could help their chances. Freddie Gibbs also released a critically acclaimed album and he a fairly good chance of getting nominated. Lil Baby and Gunna have a chance too of getting nominated, but I don’t see either winning.May 28, 2020 at 11:00 am #1203505405
Freddie Gibbs is dropping an album. His last was pretty critically acclaimed. It’s said to feature Tyler the Creator and ten tracks. Possibly a contender for a Best Rap nom if it’s acclaimed.May 28, 2020 at 8:47 am #1203505179
What do you guys think of the upcoming Rap field. I think the Box is the clear front-runner to win Best Rap Song and Perf, and the Savage Remix with Beyoncé is probably the front-runner to win Best Rap/Sung Collab although Enemies with Post Malone and Da Baby has a good chance as well as High Fashion by Roddy Riich. I have no idea about best rap album. As of now, I think Lil Uzi, Jay Electronica, and Roddy Riich are guaranteed. For the other two, I’m divided. I don’t think Meg will get nominated for Suga but it’s been a weak year. I think Lil Baby or Gunna have a good chance, but not both (Gunna’s project has somewhat better reviews). For the fifth, I guess I would say Da Baby’s album Kirk (which got good reviews unlike his Blame it on Baby). Both are eligible. Of course, if Kendrick drops before the eligibility period then he’s a shoe-in. I also think Post Malone will be in Best Pop. I have no idea about Mac Miller.