JAY-Z & KUNG FU KENNY LEAD THE PACK FOR 2018 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS. 🏆💪🏾
The next time anyone (& by anyone we mean Old hip hop heads) tells to you that hip hop is dead ask them how is it that in 2017, the most nominated artist for the prestigious Grammy awards are the picturesque , unfiltered master wordsmiths Jay Z & Kendrick Lamar with both 8 and 7 nominations respectively.
AY-Z’s nominations include Record Of The Year (“The Story Of O.J.”), Song Of The Year (“4:44”) and Album of the Year (4:44). Jigga, an already 21-time GRAMMY Award-winner, has also been nominated in every Rap category, as well as Best Music Video for “The Story Of O.J.”
Kendrick Lamar comes in second, including nominations for Album Of The Year (DAMN.) and Record Of The Year (“HUMBLE.”).
Representing the new age artists, we have Lil Uzi Vert and SZA scored nominations for Best New Artist, along with Alessia Cara and Khalid — both of whom appeared on Logic’s “1-800-273-8255.”
Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” earned a nod for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.
Best Rap Album nominees include JAY-Z and Kendrick Lamar, as well as Migos (Culture), Rapsody (Laila’s Wisdom) and Tyler The Creator (Flower Boy).
The nominations include recordings released from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. The Recording Academy has previously said it received over 22,000 submissions. So keep your eyes and ears wide open on the 28th of January when all the winners will be announced.