Let's Get Furious About the 2015 Grammy Nominees!


Warning: This shouldn’t be read by anyone that cares about hip-hop with high blood pressure or a history of heart problems.

I am here to inform you that the 2015 Grammy nominees have been announced. On one hand, whatever. I wouldn't exactly cite them as a definitive source for representing the best in hip-hop and R&B. On the other hand though, they still are major, and the prestige that goes with winning a Grammy is real.  

When I spoke to Nathan earlier today, he said the Grammys were like, “That ex-girlfriend you break up with and you swear you're over, but then you find out she's with some new d-bag and you still flip out." So yes, the Grammys is that guy. Even though we don’t care, we care, and that is why we will be tuning in for disappointment comes February 8.

But why wait until then to get furious! Let's check out the list of the rap/R&B categories…

Best Rap Performance

“3005” – Childish Gambino
“0 to 100/The Catch Up” – Drake
“Rap God” – Eminem
“i” – Kendrick Lamar
“All I Need Is You” – Lecrae

How did Drake sneak into this one? I didn’t know the Grammy’s started accepting SoundCloud singles.

Best Rap Album

Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
Childish Gambino, Because the Internet
Common, Nobody’s Smiling
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2
ScHoolboy Q, Oxymoron
Wiz Khalifa, Blacc Hollywood

There’s a report that a few thumbs have been broken due to enraged tweeting. A few Grammy voting members have requested witness protection due to red trucks sitting outside their homes playing a song that seems to be saying "Bicken Back Being Bool."

Best R&B Performance

“Drunk In Love” – Beyoncé (ft. JAY Z)
“New Flame” – Chris Brown (ft. Usher & Rick Ross)
“It’s Your World” – Jennifer Hudson (ft. R. Kelly)
“Like This” – Ledisi
“Good Kisser” – Usher

The lack of Ty$ is what I’m truly disappointed in. Ratchet & Blues needs a category next year.

Best R&B Song

“Drunk In Love” – Beyoncé (ft. JAY Z)
“Good Kisser” – Usher
“New Flame” – Chris Brown
“Options” (Wolfjames Version) – Luke James (ft. Rick Ross)
“The Worst” – Jhené Aiko

For personal, shallow reasons I’m hoping Jhené wins. By the way, Ty$ "Stretch" is the best R&B song of all-times though. 

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“Blak Majik” – Common ft. Jhené Aiko
“The Monster” – Eminem ft. Rihanna
“Tuesday” – ILoveMakonnen ft. Drake
“Studio” – Schoolboy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
“Bound 2" – Kanye West ft. Charlie Wilson

Ladies and gentlemen, ILoveMakonnen has infiltrated the Grammys! He’s obviously the underdog; if he somehow wins over Eminem, Common, Q and Kanye the club will be going up for all eternity.

Best Rap Song

“Anaconda” – Nicki Minaj
“Bound 2" – Kanye West
“i” – Kendrick Lamar
“We Dem Boyz" – Wiz Khalifa
“0 to 100/The Catch Up” – Drake

"Anaconda" needs a category for most played music video while on mute. I’m hoping "i" wins, or we will be hearing from Mr. Cudi about how rap only likes big butts, tattoos, and Drake.

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Jhené Aiko, Sail Out
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
Chris Brown, X
Mali Music, Mali Music
Pharrell, G I R L

I’m confused why they didn’t name this “Best R&B Album.” What in the hell is Urban Contemporary!? Sounds like a clothing section in Sears for underprivileged hillbillies.

So sure, a lot of these nominations are infuriating, but you can't let that anger eat you up inside. So let's get it all out now. Grab your pitchfork and torches; let your outrage be heard in our comment section. Who did the Grammys miss? Who is undeserving? Feel free to exchange stories of horrible ex-girlfriends and how you dodged that bullet. 

[By Yoh, aka the Urban Contemporary Writer of the Year, aka @Yoh31]



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