The 2014 Grammy Awards: An epic night for hip hop
The nominees have finally been announced for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, and it's looking like a big night for the hip hop realm. After the recent Nominations Concert, the countdown has begun, and both established and up-and-coming rappers may be getting the respect they deserve.
Unsurprisingly, Kendrick Lamar got multiple nods. His "good kid, m.A.A.d city" is up for Album of the Year, and he was also nominated for Best New Artist. He has some stiff competition for Best Rap Performance, though - he's up against Drake for "Started From the Bottom," Eminem for "Berzerk," Jay Z for "Tom Ford" and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for "Thrift Shop." As far as rap album goes, it's going to be a close call between Drake's "Nothing Was The Same," Jay Z's "Magna Carta...Holy Grail," Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city," Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" and Kanye West's "Yeezus."
There's one rapper who appears to already be coming out on top. Jay Z is in the lead with a whopping nine nominations in several categories, outpacing even Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore.
Who gets your vote in the hip hop categories?