Always a nominee but never a winner. Queens rapper Nas may be celebrating the 20th anniversary of his legendary debut Illmatic but has no gramophone to show for it.
During a recent panel at the premiere of Steve Stoute and VH1's documentary Tanning of America (Feb. 20), Nasir sounded off on the Academy.
“I like that the Grammys nominated me, I know the hugest platform for music is the Grammys, it matters," he said, according to Page Six, "but something that huge is never gonna get it right. So it’s OK. It gives me the opportunity to wear a nice suit on a red carpet.”
Nas has been nominated for 13 Grammys, reaching back to 1997 when he was first nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance for :If I Ruled The World."