XXL Predicts The Grammys

 

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  • drake_barclays_2
    <h2>Rap Your Ass Off </h2>Things like this. "0-100/The Catch Up," "Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2," "The Calm" and "Say What's Real" are all lyrically formidable tracks with no hooks (save for the "Real Quick" section of "0 To 100") that feature you spitting for, sometimes, three minutes straight. No gimmicks, no fluff, no extras need, just bars and concepts and fiery flows. There are plenty of technically gifted rappers who can't connect to the mainstream, and there are plenty of bad rappers with massive hits; you have the ability to combine both of those and crush the competition. That's what we'd like to see more of.
  • eminem_mmlp
    Eminem's "Marshall Mathers Foundation" helps disadvantaged inner-city youth in his home state of Michigan. The charity donates to food banks, youth groups and participates in various fundraisers
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  • kendrick-lamar
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CATEGORY: BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

“Started From The Bottom”
Drake
Track from: Nothing Was The Same
Label: Young Money/Cash Money

“Berzerk”
Eminem
Track from: Marshall Mathers LP 2
Label: Aftermath/Interscope/Shady Records

“Tom Ford”
Jay Z
Track from: Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Label: Roc Nation

“Swimming Pools (Drank)”
Kendrick Lamar
Track from: good kid, m.A.A.d city
Label: TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records

“Thrift Shop”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz
Track from: The Heist
Label: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis LLC

THE PICKS
Vanessa Satten, Editor-In-Chief: “Tom Ford”
Christine Werthman, Managing Editor: 
“Thrift Shop”
Eric Diep, Associate Editor:
“Tom Ford”
Miranda Johnson, Assistant Editor:
“Started From The Bottom”
Manny Maduakolam, Assistant Editor:
“Started From The Bottom”
Dan Rys, Senior Editor:
“Started From The Bottom”
Luke Tedaldi, Video Director:
“Berzerk”
Total: “Started From The Bottom”: 3
“Berzerk”: 1
“Thrift Shop”: 1
“Tom Ford”: 2

  • AZ40

    “Only people that care about the Grammys is white people and Kanye West”- Chozen