Hip Hop was the dominant musical form of 2019 based on the 61st Grammy Award nominations. This time, the number of nominees in the four general fields has expanded from five to eight in an attempt to have more diversity.
The 2019 Grammys will be broadcast by CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10.
Check out the list below.
Record of the Year
“I Like It” — Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin
“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile
“This Is America” — Childish Gambino
“God’s Plan” — Drake
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
“All the Stars” — Kendrick Lamar and SZA
“Rockstar” — Post Malone f. 21 Savage
This month is packed with upcoming Hip Hop releases!
Here are four artists who will be releasing their albums this month!
GUCCI MANE - Evil Genius
We've gone through nearly a year without Gucci Mane dropping an album. And now finally, "Evil Genius" drops tonight!
Jaden has dropped off the official music video for his standalone single "GOKU" inspired by Dragon Ball Z, an iconic anime that's inspired plenty of rappers over the years! The visuals is self-directed effort from the 20-year-old.
The three-minute aesthetically pleasing visual with a lot of graphic efforts was shot in Tokyo's Akihabara district. Jaden hitting the streets of Tokyo with bright yellow lights that emerge from his body in what is a clear reference to the Super Saiyans in DBZ.
"Ballin' I feel like I'm Goku/Ayy, my credit card didn't go through/I'm ballin' I feel like I'm Goku/Goku, ballin' I feel like I'm Goku," he raps on the chorus.
Check out the video below.
If you've been meaning to witness Weezy's live show in a more intimate setting, the freshly-announced I Ain't Shit Without You Tour is for you!
Weezy is partnering up with TIDAL to give back to his fans.To show his appreciation for all their support, Lil Wayne has announced his “TIDAL X: Lil Wayne I Ain’t Sh*t Without You Fan Appreciation Tour,” a four-city tour this holiday season.
The rapper made the announcement on social media and teased the opportunity for fans to hear some unreleased music, "It's going to be a real intimate setting, some different shit... It's gonna be intimate but I'm still gonna go crazy, you might get to hear some shit you never heard, some shit people may never hear."
The rap God unleashes fiery video inspired by "Bodied": Eminem’s new battle-rap satire.
“The release of BODIED has me feeling nostalgic about battle rap so I headed down to my old stomping grounds,” he tweeted. “Hit the link for 10+ minutes of it “Kick Off” (Freestyle).”
The release of BODIED has me feeling nostalgic about battle rap so I headed down to my old stomping grounds, Hit the link for 10+ minutes of it ???? “Kick Off" (Freestyle) - https://t.co/gR49ti7sVI pic.twitter.com/GzSmYlmaaW— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem)