Reason #2: LL's presence is a good thing for hip-hop.
Although things have gotten better in recent years, rappers have never gotten a lot of love at the Grammys. So, seeing LL host them was a big step forward for hip-hop in general. Not only do rappers have their own categories now, but they're also starting to land coveted nominations in categories like "Album of the Year" and "Song of the Year." Couple that with the fact that a rapper just hosted the Grammys and it's a great look for all of the rappers out there.