Best Rap Song
Album: Life Is Good
Wale f/ Miguel "Lotus Flower Bomb"
G.O.O.D. Music "Mercy"
Album: Cruel Summer
Drake f/ Lil Wayne "The Motto"
Album: Take Care
Jay-Z & Kanye West "Ni**as In Paris"
Album: Watch The Throne
Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg f/ Bruno Mars "Young, Wild & Free"
Album: Mac & Devin Go To High School: Music From And Inspired By The Movie
Lauren: I want Nas to win so that he can bring his daughter and Kelis on stage—would that even happen? What if Kelis was wearing the green dress? If this is a possibility, he has to win. But seriously, he needs a Grammy by now.
Ernest: Seriously, Nas doesn’t have a Grammy. “Paris” is obviously the favorite to win, but I’m hoping voters are moved by Nasir’s parental narrative enough to just give him a fucking statue.
David: Wayne and Drake with “The Motto,” I guess. Although Nas probably deserves a Grammy, and if he’s gonna get an unofficial lifetime achievement Grammy it’ll be for this one.
Insanul: So I ball so hard that I boycotted the Grammys, but then I won some awards and I started going to the Grammys, and then I’m gonna win a Grammy. What’s a Throne without gold?
Foster: First of all, why has the world given Wale yet another thing to feed into his persecution complex? Next: Ty Dolla $ign helped write that Wiz and Snoop song; part of me wants it to win just so Ty can shine, but I just listened to it for the first time, and that shit is stupid-corny. It’s gonna split votes with Nas. This award usually goes to indisputable rap anthems. Jay and ‘Ye have this.
Should Win: Nas, on principle.
Will Win: Jay-Z and Kanye West for "Ni**as in Paris."