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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted February 28, 2014 - 10:48 AM

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by Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY) February 27th, 2014 @ 4:20pm

(AllHipHop News) The relationship between the Grammys and Hip Hop has often times been a strained one. The fact that a lot of the top artists in the genre have never won a gilded gramophone has some fans scratching their heads.

One of those legendary rap acts that has never made it to the podium to accept a Grammy award is Nas. The New York emcee spoke about the fact that after 13 nominations he has never won during VH1′s The Tanning of America panel.

“I like that the Grammys nominated me,” said Nas. “I know the hugest platform for music is the Grammys, it matters. . . but something that huge is never gonna get it right. So it’s okay. It gives me the opportunity to wear a nice suit on a red carpet.”

Nas was previously nominated for four awards at the 2013 Grammys including Best Rap Album for Life Is Good. He lost in that category to Drake’s Take Care.



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Posted February 28, 2014 - 11:08 AM

Nas doesn't need a piece of plastic telling him he's on of the greatest of all time. Top 5 easily.

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Posted February 28, 2014 - 11:14 AM

He has to follow Eminem's foot steps. If he's going to try and change up his music so it sounds like Drake's and Wayne's, then he wont win.



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Posted February 28, 2014 - 11:37 AM

He has to follow Eminem's foot steps. If he's going to try and change up his music so it sounds like Drake's and Wayne's, then he wont win.

lol nas is arguably the best rapper of all time. i don't think he gives a [expletive]. lol and he would never sell out. he never has. look at him vs jayz.


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Posted February 28, 2014 - 11:42 AM

I don't like his stuff from recently but Illmatic back in the day was sick. Definitely one of the greats. 



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Posted February 28, 2014 - 11:56 AM

lol nas is arguably the best rapper of all time. i don't think he gives a [expletive]. lol and he would never sell out. he never has. look at him vs jayz.

Spot on about Jay-Z. I think 50 Cent said it best:

His presentation is really simple and you can't have both. You can't be gangster Jay from Marcy and be the good guy Jay-Z on Oprah. You just can't. They don't let you in. That's Mr. Knowles, he just got that pass. There ain't any tickets to an inauguration ball with [expletive]as. If you're from the hood, you have that element or that aura around you, there's no tickets for you. It's "safe" people there. This is why those things are happening. This is why he has to convince the person that he's talking to he's not afraid of anyone."

I don't like his stuff from recently but Illmatic back in the day was sick. Definitely one of the greats. 



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Posted February 28, 2014 - 12:20 PM

Yup top 5-6 easy. The grammys are a joke and no real hip-hop head respects them. If you receive a grammy that just means you're commercial. And that's something heads used to try to avoid. Funny how times change.

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Posted February 28, 2014 - 02:01 PM

His presentation is really simple and you can't have both. You can't be gangster Jay from Marcy and be the good guy Jay-Z on Oprah. You just can't. They don't let you in. That's Mr. Knowles, he just got that pass. There ain't any tickets to an inauguration ball with [expletive]as. If you're from the hood, you have that element or that aura around you, there's no tickets for you. It's "safe" people there. This is why those things are happening. This is why he has to convince the person that he's talking to he's not afraid of anyone."

 

This probably applies to anyone who comes from bad beginnings yet makes it out so to speak, can't always be that person.

 

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Posted February 28, 2014 - 02:05 PM

It's the same thing with the oscars. There are a lot of great actors that have never won an oscar.



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Posted March 01, 2014 - 01:25 AM

It's the same thing with the oscars. There are a lot of great actors that have never won an oscar.

Leonardo DiCaprio, for example.



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Posted March 01, 2014 - 11:54 AM

Just look at illmatic. Arguably the best rap album ever. Awards mean squat. The respect he gets from fans and the rap community is much more of an accomplishment than any award given by some bogus award group. How many other rappers have put out a song where they were sad that the let another rapper down? Let Nas Down by J cole just proves how big Nas was to Rap and the influence he had on artists life. I think any artist would take that over any amount of meaningless awards.


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Posted March 03, 2014 - 12:07 AM

Leonardo DiCaprio, for example.



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Posted March 09, 2014 - 07:45 AM


Leonardo DiCaprio, for example.


No offense MM deserved that award for Dallas Buyers Club.

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Posted March 10, 2014 - 01:54 PM

No offense MM deserved that award for Dallas Buyers Club.

Yeah, but Leo deserved it more.


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Posted March 10, 2014 - 04:14 PM

Yeah, but Leo deserved it more.

no he didn't MM's acting was perfect in a perfect role.


Edited by Ham, March 10, 2014 - 04:14 PM.

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