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General News / February 16, 2017

21 years of Rap winners at the Grammys

General News / February 16, 2017

21 years of Rap winners at the Grammys

The 59th annual Grammy Awards took place over the weekend and watching this one made me miss the old days of awards and red carpets.


Maybe its my old age, but I miss the exciting collaborations that you’d never normally see.

We’ve made a list of the Rap albums that won in their category over the last 21 years.

1996. Naughty by Nature – Poverty’s Paradise

Other nominees were, 2Pac – Me Against the World, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – E 1999 Eternal, Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Return to the 36, Chambers: The Dirty Version, Skee-Lo – I Wish.

1997. Fugees – The Score

Other nominees were 2Pac – All Eyez On Me, A Tribe Called Quest – Beats, Rhymes and Life, Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise, LL Cool J – Mr. Smith.

1998. Puff Daddy and the Family – No Way Out

Other nominees were Missy Elliott – Supa Dupa Fly, Wyclef Jean – Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival, The Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death, Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Forever.

1999. Jay Z – Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life

Up againt nominees A Tribe Called Quest – The Love Movement, Big Punisher – Capital Punishment, Jermaine Dupri – Life in 1472, Mase – Harlem World.

2000. Eminem – The Slim Shady LP

Other nominees were Busta Rhymes – E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front, Missy Elliott – Da Real World, Nas – I Am…, The Roots – Things Fall Apart


2001. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP

Other nominees were DMX – …And Then There Was X, Dr. Dre – 2001, Jay-Z – Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter, Nelly – Country Grammar.

2002. Outkast – Stankonia

Other nominees were Eve – Scorpion, Ja Rule – Pain Is Love, Jay-Z – The Blueprint, Ludacris – Back for the First Time.


2003. Eminem – The Eminem Show

Other nominees were Ludacris – Word of Mouf, Mystikal – Tarantula, Nelly – Nellyville, Petey Pablo – Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry.

2004. Outkast – Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below

Other nominees 50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Missy Elliott – Under Construction, Jay-Z – The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse, The Roots – Phrenology.

2005. Kanye West – The College Dropout

Other nominees were Beastie Boys – To the 5 Boroughs, Jay-Z – The Black Album, LL Cool J – The DEFinition, Nelly – Suit.

2006. Kanye West – Late Registration

Other nominees were 50 Cent – The Massacre, Common – Be, Missy Elliott – The Cookbook, Eminem – Encore.

2007.  Ludacris – Release Therapy

Other nominees were Lupe Fiasco – Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor, Pharrell – In My Mind, The Roots – Game Theory, T.I. – King.

2008. Kanye West – Graduation

Other nominees were Common – Finding Forever, Jay-Z – Kingdom Come, Nas – Hip-Hop Is Dead, T.I. – T.I. vs. T.I.P.

2009. Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III

Other nominees were Jay-Z – American Gangster, Lupe Fiasco – Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool, Nas – Untitled, T.I. – Paper Trail.

2010. Eminem – Relapse

Other nominees were Common – Universal Mind Control, Flo Rida – R.O.O.T.S., Mos Def – The Ecstatic, Q-Tip – The Renaissance.

2011. Eminem – Recovery

Other nominees were B.o.B – B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray, Drake – Thank Me Later, Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3, The Roots – How I Got Over.

2012. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Other nominees were Lupe Fiasco – Lasers, Jay-Z and Kanye West – Watch the Throne, Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday, Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV.

2013. Drake – Take Care

Other nominees were 2 Chainz – Based on a T.R.U. Story, Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, Nas – Life Is Good, Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t, The Roots – Undun.

2014. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist

Other nominees were Drake – Nothing Was the Same, Jay Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail, Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, Kanye West – Yeezus.

2015. Eminem – The Marshal Mathers LP 2

Other nominees were Iggy Azalea – The New Classic, Common – Nobody’s Smiling, Childish Gambino – Because the Internet, Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood, ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron.

2016. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

Other nominees were J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive, Dr. Dre – Compton, Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint.

2017. Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book

Other nominees were De La Soul – and the Anonymous Nobody…, DJ Khaled – Major Key, Drake – Views, ScHoolboy Q – Blank Face LP, Kanye West – The Life of Pablo