February 08, 2015
Look, i like Kendrick Lamar and all… but Kanye West had one of the best rap songs of all time. Of all time.
Maybe you think that’s an exaggeration. I respect your opinion because we’re each entitled that. But this statement is not really all that controversial: BOUND 2 WAS CLEARLY THE BEST NOMINATED RAP SONG OF 2014.
good kid, m.A.A.D city was indisputably the best rap album of 2013. It was phenomenal and should have won Best Rap Album. Heck, Kendrick should have won several Grammys (7 nominations, no win? That’s some True Grit bs right there).
But I would hesitate to put i in the same category. It was good. Just not phenomenal.
The Grammy Award committee had to make up for their terrible decisions in their 56th iteration. I get that. But I wish the committee didn’t have to take it out on one of the most beautiful rap songs of 2013/2014.
I was disappointed initially. To be fair though, Yeezy probably doesn’t really care.