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Kanye West & Jay-Z Lead Rap Grammy Noms

Kanye West might have to add Jay-Z to the Grammy Family. Both artists lead the rap pack with the most Grammy nominations for the upcoming 52nd annual music gala.

Kanye picked up six nods in total in the nomination ceremony that aired earlier tonight (December 2) . The Chicago rapper/producer got two noms for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (“Make Her Say,” alongside Kid Cudi and Common, and “Amazing” with Young Jeezy), three for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Beyonce’s “Ego,” Keri Hilson’s “Knock You Down” and Jay’s “Run This Town”) and Best Rap Song (also for “Run This Town”).

Jigga scored five nominations of his own. “D.O.A.” is in the running for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Solo Performance; “Run This Town” is also competing for Best Rap Song, as well as Best Rap/Sung Collabo and Best Rap Performance for a Duo or Group. Jay’s track with Fabolous, “Money Goes, Honey Stay,” was also given the green light for a Best Performance by a Duo nomination.

Eminem and Kid Cudi earned three noms each, while Drake, T.I. and Mos Def all share two.

For a full list of the nominations visit the official Grammy Web site here.

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards are scheduled to air on Jan. 31, 2010 on CBS. —Max G

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