Drake, Mos Def And More Receive Grammy Nominations

posted December 03, 2009 01:12:00 PM CST | 72 comments

Drake, Mos Def, Q-Tip, and Eminem are just a few of the Hip Hop artists who scored Grammy nominations yesterday (December 2).

For Best Rap Album, the following artists were nominated: Common (Universal Mind Control), Eminem (Relapse), Flo Rida (R.O.O.T.S.), Mos Def (The Ecstatic), and Q-Tip (The Renaissance).

Notable Grammy newcomer’s include Drake and Kid Cudi who were both nominated for their first ever Grammy. Both artists received nominations for Best Rap Solo Performance and Kid Cudi also received nominations for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group.

Highly anticipated ‘09 albums including Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 and Wale’s Attention Deficit were left without nominations because of their release dates and the Grammy deadline.

The 52nd annual Grammy Awards will air on January 31, 2010. See below for a complete list of Hip Hop nominations:

Best Rap Album

Common – Universal Mind Control

Eminem – Relapse

Flo Rida – R.O.O.T.S.

Mos Def – The Ecstatic

Q-Tip – The Renaissance

Best Rap Solo Performance

Drake – “Best I Ever Had”

Eminem – “Beautiful”

Jay-Z – “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”

Kid Cudi – “Day ‘N’ Nite”

Mos Def – “Casa Bey”

Best Rap Song

Drake – “Best I Ever Had”

Kid Cudi – “Day ‘N’ Nite”

T.I. & Justin Timberlake – “Dead And Gone”

Jay-Z – “D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)”

Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – “Run This Town”

Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group

Beastie Boys & Nas – “Too Many Rappers”

Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent – “Crack A Bottle”

Fabolous & Jay-Z – “Money Goes, Honey Stay”

Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common – “Make Her Say”

Kanye West & Young Jeezy – “Amazing”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Beyoncé & Kanye West – “Ego”

Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo – “Knock You Down”

Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – “Run This Town”

The Lonely Island & T-Pain – “I’m On A Boat”

T.I. & Justin Timberlake – “Dead And Gone”



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