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.