Yo, the Grammys are tonight. If you didn’t know that, you’re probably living under a rock. P.S. Kanye West has 21 of them. TWENTY-ONE. He says it on his new album, guys.
Unlike Kanye, however, some artists haven’t been so lucky. Some have been downright snubbed by the Academy because of politics and all that shit. Prime example was Kendrick Lamar last year, but luckily he’s got a shot a redemption tonight in the form of 11 nominations. If he doesn’t go at least 1 for 11, someone’s definitely getting murdered.
For the record, there’s a few noteworthy snubs we didn’t include either. Like in 1996 when Tupac’s ‘Dear Mama’ lost Best Rap Solo Performance to Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise,’ or in 1998 when Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Hypnotize’ lost Best Rap Song to Will Smith’s ‘Men in Black’ (they’re both fire, but still…), and 2004 when Kanye West lost Best New Artist to Maroon 5 after releasing College Dropout.
By far the worst, though, had to be Eminem losing Album of the Year to motherfuckin’ Steely Dan in 2001 when The Marshall Mathers LP was all the rage and the kids were bleaching their hair. Dude’s done alright since, I’d say.