Grammy Predictions: Who Walks Away a Winner in Hip-Hop?


Best Rap/Sung Collaboration


Flo Rida Ft. Sia, “Wild Ones”
Label: Poe Boy/Atlantic; Track from: Wild Ones

Jay-Z & Kanye West Ft. Frank Ocean & The-Dream, “No Church In The Wild”
Label: Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC; Track from: Watch the Throne

John Legend Ft. Ludacris, “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)”
Label: Epic Records; Track from: N/A

Nas Ft. Amy Winehouse, “Cherry Wine”
Label: Def Jam; Track from: Life is Good

Rihanna Ft, Jay-Z, “Talk That Talk”
Label: Def Jam; Track from: Talk That Talk

Prediction: Nas Ft. Amy Winehouse, “Cherry Wine”

While Rihanna and Jay-Z have served up several smash hits in the past, you can’t deny the chemistry found between Nas and the late Amy Winehouse. “Cherry Wine,” produced by Salaam Remi, contains Nasir’s most intimate storytelling as he describes his ideal woman. On Life is Good that touches on a lot of personal topics, “Cherry Wine” standouts as a memorable collaboration about romance. It’s the perfect song to win this category.

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  • Layshawn Edwards

    while orange channel was awesome, fun’s album will totally dominate this category. not many pple even knoww who frank ocean is

  • Leto El

    Thank you XXL for recognizing the awesomeness of Undun! I feared that you would have given the Grammy to a less-than-average artist and album like 2 Chainz

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  • karlon burkett

    Lupe Fiasco.

  • kadir

    why is watch the throne nominated 2 years after being released?

    • Smh

      The release date was too late so it wasn’t eligible. Same as Good Kid M.A.A.D City, it will be nominated for next years grammy’s.

  • Jessica

    Amy Winehouse passed on far too young, so I hope that she and Nas win for best Rap/Sung Collaboration. I know that there are going to be a lot of surprises and upsets by tomorrow night’s winners so I want to make sure that I get them DVRd because it’s going to be the hot topic of the day when I go into my office at DISH Monday morning. I also like having the live performances saved, and since my DISH Hopper DVR can hold up to 1,250 SD or 450 HD hours of whatever I want to record, I know that I can keep this year’s Grammys saved along with my favorite TV shows and movies without worry of running out of room.