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Grammy Rap Category “So Male”

Grammy Rap Category “So Male”

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It looks like women are set to dominate the 2020 Grammy’s and we ain’t mad at it.

The nominations were revealed yesterday and so many great artists are up for an award.

The academy has long been criticized for low balling women and people of color,  especially for this year’s rap categories.

Many Megan Thee Stallion fans are furious that the rapper was not up for any nominations.

Megan had an outstanding year, but again the Grammy’s are known to dim the light on great hip-hop artists, especially on female rappers. What else is new?

We will give the academy praise for nominating the late Nipsey Hussle The Great in three categories; Best Rap Song, Best Rap/Sung Performance, and Best Rap Performance.

Best Rap Song/ Best Rap Performance- “Racks in the Middle” featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy

Best Rap/Sung Performance- “Higher” by DJ Khaled, featuring Hussle and this years’ ‘Sexiest Man Alive’, John Legend.

Lauren London took to Instagram to express her happiness over the news and appreciation for having known a human being as great as Nipsey Hussle.

 

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Grammy nominated Nip. King Ermias Humbled I was around such Greatness Love You Forever ✨💙🙌🏽

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The Dreamville fam is also up for a nomination in the Best Rap Album category. Although, J. Cole is known to boycott award ceremonies, so who knows if they’ll even attend.

Let’s admit it though, the Grammy’s still need to step it up and include more female rappers and women of color.  There might be a lot of women nominated for other categories, but very few have that melanin beauty.

Congrats to Lizzo and Billie Eilish who are both nominated for album, record, and song of the year, including “Best New Artist.” Let’s get it, ladies!

 

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THANK YOU

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The other female nominees include Lana Del Rey, Ariana Grande, HER, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Maggie Rogers, Rosalia, and Tanya Tucker.

Clearly, when it comes to rap, women, in general, are overlooked and underestimated. Last time we checked, it was a “Hot Girl” and “City Girl” summer…perhaps the Grammy Academy was on vacation?

I guess we’ll have to wait for Grammy’s 2021 in hopes that they’ve changed up their standards.