Via | HotNewHipHop

Only Outkast’s “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” has won one of the three major Grammy categories since rap received its own genre category in 1989.

On paper, Kendrick Lamar had a successful Grammys last night — he shut down the house with one of the best televised music performances ever, and took home five awards to boot. None of these awards came from the Grammy’s three major categories – Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year.

According to an article published in the Washington Post, hip hop has accounted for only one of 81 (1.2%) major category winners since receiving its own genre category in 1989 — Outkast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, which took home Album of the Year in 2004. Of 421 nominations during that timespan, 34 (8.1%) have been hip hop artists.Finish this story [here]

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