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10 Head-Scratching Facts About Rap And Hip-Hop At The Grammys


The award for “Best Rap Performance” Has Never Been Accepted On Television

Although this exact Grammy has only been awarded three times, there’s never been a rapper present to accept the award on television. The first time it was awarded to Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince for “Parents Just Don’t Understand,” the award wasn’t televised and Smith boycotted the show. Young MC controversially beat out Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” the next year and the award would be split into Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.

The award was resurrected in 2012 and was given to Kanye West and Jay-Z for “Otis,” neither of which attended the show to accept the award.

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  • the Grammy’s have and always will be a joke. Just like the MTV awards. The same people win or people who don’t deserve to win get one. Its just a popularity contest.

    • Vandellish

      Thanks Nessa! I couldn’t have said it better…if you’re an artist who’s loved by your fans and you DON’T win a Grammy then it probably means you’re doing something right.

      Nice pic btw!