Published on February 12th, 2020 | by Lydia Brooks0
2020 GRAMMY Awards: Who’s Nominated For Best Rap Album
Let’s take a look at which albums have been nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
Revenge of the Dreamers III, Dreamville
The album Revenge of the Dreamers III of 11-time GRAMMY nominee J. Cole along with his Dreamville Records imprint features the appearances of some leading and fastest-rising stars in the present hip-hop, including label artists EARTHGANG, Ari Lennox, and J.I.D, plus rappers DaBaby, Young Nudy, and T.I, among many others. Recorded in Atlanta throughout a 10-day recording session, this album is an ambitious project with more than 300 artists and producers contributing to it, resulting in 142 recorded tracks. 18 songs of them made the final album, ultimately featured contributions from 34 artists and 27 producers.
Championships, Meek Mill
Championships represents a metaphorical homecoming for Meek Mill in many ways. Released in November 2018, the album is his first artist album to follow a two-year prison sentence that he served after violating his parole in 2017. Championships sees the Philadelphia rapper tackling social justice issues that stemmed from his prison experience, including criminal justice reform. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and reached platinum status in June last year.
i am > i was, 21 Savage
Four-time GRAMMY nominee 21 Savage dropped his second solo artist album, i am > i was, at the end of 2018. The guest-heavy album, featuring contributions from Post Malone, J. Cole, Childish Gambino, and many others, has since charted around the world. It also topped the Billboard 200 in the beginning of 2019 and achieved gold status in the U.S.
IGOR, Tyler, The Creator
The eccentric Tyler, The Creator started his massive 2019 with his fifth solo artist album, IGOR. Released last May, IGOR, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, is his most commercially successful project up to now.
The Lost Boy, YBN Cordae
YBN Cordae, a member of the breakout YBN rap collective, released his debut 15-track album, The Lost Boy, with the aim of widespreading critical acclaim last July. The album is stacked with major collaborations with hip-hop heavyweights, such as Anderson .Paak, Meek Mill, Pusha T, plus vocals from Quincy Jones and production work from J. Cole. The Lost Boy peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard 200.