The Grammy Awards 2024 nominees will be announced on Nov. 10, 2023, in a special announcement. While that day has yet to come, Rolling Stone lays out their top picks on the five tracks that will most likely be nominated in the Best Rap Song category – along with their pick on who will win and who should win.
The Recording Academy recognizes the songwriters instead of the performers in the Best Rap Song category.
Grammys Best Rap Song Nominees 2024 Predictions
According to Rolling Stone, it would be a battle of hip-hop heavyweights this year because of a rather bustling year for hip-hop.
Among the contenders for the five nominees this year is Gunna. Fresh from his jail stint, Gunna released “fukumean,” which was basically the hip-hop song of the summer.
According to Spotify’s Head of Urban Music Carl Chery, the track is “going to go down as one of the bigger rap songs of the year.” The song showed the young rapper’s lyricism prowess, in a fun Dunk Rock and Flo-produced record from “A Gift & A Curse.”
Another record in the running is Travis Scott and Drake’s link-up in “Meltdown”
With someone like Drake being part of it, both of them having a Grammy track record, I think that’s a good pick,” Chery said about the record. Although Drake has been elusive of the Grammys, Travis Scott has quite the history of being loved by Grammy voters.
Notably, The Hollywood Reporter received word that Drake and 21 Savage’s “Her Loss” and its songs have been submitted for Grammy consideration, despite Drake having a feud with the Academy.
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Lil Durk and J.Cole’s “All My Life” is also a contender for the category. Lil Durk has been nominated for three Grammy Awards while J.Cole is pressed to win his second from his impressive 16 nominations.
Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar’s “The Hillbillies” is Rolling Stone’s pick on the most likely to be nominated, the record that will win, and should win.
The cousin duo is a favorite of Grammy voters, and they made that clear in their last Grammy-winning collaboration, “Family Ties.”
Lastly, Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice’s “Princess Diana.” Dubbed as one of the biggest rap songs of the year, “Princess Diana” is, in fact, the highest-charting rap song and collaboration by female artists on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 4.
However, there have been reports that the song was not submitted for Grammy consideration to give way for “Barbie World,” a link-up by the two that seemed to have much more fanfare because of the “Barbie” movie.
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