We’re not going to waste your time with a long intro since you already know what you’re getting from the headline: the worst rap albums to ever get nominated in the Best Rap Album category throughout its 21-year history at the Grammy Awards. Get your arguing hat on and let’s get into it.
Years reflect the year the album was nominated.
Naughty By Nature – Poverty’s Paradise (1996)*
Even as pioneering rappers and leaders of the no-nonsense movement, Naughty By Nature have never been considered album rappers. Classic records like “OPP” and “Hip Hop Hooray” stand alone in their own right, but 1996’s Poverty’s Paradise features neither of those songs. When you factor in that it was the first Grammy for Best Rap Album and it beat out Bone Thugs’ E. 1999 Eternal, 2Pac’s Me Against the World and ODB’s Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version … actually, I lost my train of thought. Those are some mind-boggling facts.