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: 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.