5 Rap Albums That Should Have Been Nominated For "Best Rap Album" At The 2013 Grammy Awards
January 15, 2013 - 12:47 pm
The Album: Cruel Summer, by G.O.O.D. Music
Why It Should Have Been Nominated: Was Cruel Summer the best project that Kanye West has ever put out? Not by a longshot. But, it did spawn several of the best singles of 2012 and solidified the G.O.O.D. family as a force to be reckoned with. So, we wish the Grammy organizers would have shown it a little bit more love than they did this year.
The Album: R.A.P. Music, by Killer Mike
Why It Should Have Been Nominated: For the title of the album alone, this should have gotten more consideration. Killer Mike's sixth solo album, which was produced entirely by El-P, was overlooked by the mainstream, but it received nothing by rave reviews from critics when it was released last spring.
The Album: Live From The Underground, by Big K.R.I.T.
Why It Should Have Been Nominated: Was K.R.I.T.'s first official album better than his previous mixtapes? Not really. But, it was still a solid album that should have received more love than it got. A Grammy nod would have forced a whole lot of people out there to go back and take another look at what K.R.I.T. is bringing to the game.
The Album: Pluto, by Future
Why It Should Have Been Nominated: We know, we know. We're not sure this would have belonged in the "Best Rap Album" category, either. But, it's hard to deny the impact that Future had on the rap game this year. So, it would have been nice to see the Grammys acknowledge it.
The Album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, by Nicki Minaj
Why It Should Have Been Nominated: Although you could make the argument that this album doesn't really fall into the "rap" category, there was definitely a whole lot of rapping going on during Nicki's sophomore set. And, when she did rap, like on "Beez in the Trap" and "I Am Your Leader," she did it well.