This year, at the 57th annual Grammys, Sam Smith, Pharrell, and Beyonce won big; each taking home two or more awards. Kanye West, Rihanna, Common, John Legend, Bey, Skate Boy P and Usher graced the stage performance-wise, all putting forth flawless efforts. Kendrick Lamar received his first Grammy, two actually but was a no show at the prestigious music event. Iggy Azalea surprisingly took home not one acknowledgement, but looked spectacular.

One can easily recognize that there was a lot happening and of course, hip-hop had much to say about it all. From Kanye expressing his disagreement with the "Album Of The Year" award live at the show by walking on-stage à la Taylor Swift, to a bunch of rappers firing off via social media, hip-hop, as always, didn't seem to mesh well with the broadcast.

Trey Songz went on Twitter to voice his displeasure. "The Grammys shortchange culture for popularity every year," wrote the singer. Snoop Dogg, rap's most prominent social media manager, was even usually mum during show. All in all, although The Grammys recognizably tried to include more urban entertainers, maybe it's just too late to redeem themselves.

Check it out here in XXL's recap of hip-hop tweets during The Grammys.

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