Carter III Gets Top Nod at Grammys


via Real Talk

Lil Wayne’s, “Tha Carter III,” will be going against: Ne-Yo – “Year Of The Gentleman,” Coldplay – “Viva La Vida,” Radiohead – “In Rainbows” & Alison Krauss & Robert Plant – “Raising Sand.” A rap album hasn’t won the album of the year since 2004 with Outkast’s, “Speakerboxx/Love Below.” Kanye got nominated for album of the year in 2005, 2007 & 2008.

The only other rappers to be nominated for album of the year for this decade are Eminem & Nelly. Clearly the Grammy awards only like a particular style of rap and are not fans of any, “gangsta rap.” Top rap artist like 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Nas, and T.I. have never been given a nomination for the award despite their success.

M.I.A.’s, “Paper Planes,” has been nominated for record of the year. Rap nominations are below

Best Rap Album:
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III
Jay-Z – American Gangster
Lupe Fiasco – The Cool
Nas – Untitled
T.I. – Paper Trail

Best Rap Song:
T.I. – Jay-Z, Lil Wayne & Kanye West – Swagga Like Us
Lupe Fiasco – Superstar
Lil Wayne – Lollipop
Snoop Dogg – Sexual Eruption
Flo-rida – Low

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