Best Rap Album
Will Win - Drake "Views"
Could Win - Chance the Rapper "Coloring Book" or Kanye West "The Life of Pablo"
Should Win - Chance the Rapper "Coloring Book"
Commentary - Chance the Rapper's Coloring Book is so much better than Views, its not even funny. But, with that Album of the Year nomination, and the ridiculous sales, I think that Drake takes the prize. Also, watch out for Kanye, he is a favorite among these voters.
Best Rap Performance
Will Win - Drake feat. Jay-Z and Kanye West "Pop Style"
Could Win - Chance the Rapper feat. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz "No Problem"
Should Win - Chance the Rapper feat. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz "No Problem"
Commentary - Once again, I think there is a clear winner here, but Drake, Jay-Z and Kanye West all on the same song is probably too much for Grammy voters to pass up.
Best Rap/Sung Performance
Will Win - Beyonce feat. Kendrick Lamar "Freedom"
Could Win - Drake "Hotline Bling" or Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream "Ultralight Beam"
Should Win - Drake "Hotline Bling" or Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream "Ultralight Beam"
Commentary - I think Ultralight Beam is a brilliant collaboration between five of today's best artists, and while I hate Hotline Bling, don't discount the Drake love. But this is year of Beyonce, and Kendrick Lamar is high on their list. I expect them to win in a tight race.
Best Rap Song
Will Win - Aubrey Jefferies and Paul Jefferies "Hotline Bling"
Could Win - Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Samuel Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico "Donnie Trumpet" Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West, Cydel Young & Malik Yusef "Ultralight Beam" or Chancelor Bennett, Ross Birchard, Ernest Brown, Andrew Dawson, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Kejuan Muchita, Patrick Reynolds, Kanye West, Cydel Young & Malik Yusef "Famous"
Should Win - Chancelor Bennett, Dwayne Carter, Rachel Cato, Peter Cottontale, Tauheed Epps, Jonathan Hoard, Cam O’bi, Ivan Rosenberg, Conor Szymanski, Lakeithsha Williams & Jaime Woods "No Problem"
Commentary - Without Beyonce here, I think its between Hotline Bling, Famous, and Ultralight Beam. I think Drake wins another one, as they do like to reward multiple Grammys to their big favorites. Once again, this would be the perfect place to reward Chance the Rapper. I hope they take the time to do so.