2012 Hip Hop / Rap Grammy Award Nominations

With the 54th Grammy’s set to kick off in two months, IL breaks down the nomination list in hip hop fashion.

Best Rap Performance
– Look At Me Now – Chris Brown
– Otis – Jay Z & Kanye West
– The Show Goes On – Lupe Fiasco
– Moment 4 Life – Nicki Minaj & Drake
– Black & Yellow – Wiz Khalifa

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
– Party – Beyonce x Andre 3000
– I’m On One – DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
– I Need A Doctor – Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
– What’s My Name – Rihanna & Drake
– Motivation – Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
– All of The Lights – Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Rap Song
– All of The Lights – Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
– Black and Yellow – Wiz Khalifa
– I Need A Doctor – Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
– Look At Me Now – Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
– Otis – Jay-z & Kanye West
– The Show GOes ON – Lupe Fiasco

Best Rap Album

– Watch The Throne – Jay-Z & Kanye West
– Tha Carter 4 (IV) – Lil Wayne
– Lasers – Lupe Fiasco
– Pink Friday – Nicki Minaj
– My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West

Besides those four catagories, Kanye West’s – All of the Lights was nominated for “Song of the Year”, Cee Lo Green was nominated for “Best Pop Vocal” and Nicki Minaj and J Cole were nominated for “Best New Artist”.

You can catch the Grammy’s on Feb. 12th at 8/7c on CBS.

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