Nas’ career in the rap game is storied and he’s sold tons of records. Now he finally has a Grammy Award.
The legendary rapper pulled down his very first Grammy Award during this year’s ceremony. Nas beat out the competition to win the Best Rap Album award for his 13th effort “King’s Disease.”
The project was boosted in a big way thanks to Hit-Boy’s production and appearances by Big Sean. Lil Durk, Anderson. Paak, and others. Nas worked very hard for this one, and his time is now.
25 years ago saw Nas receive his first Grammy nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance in 1996 for “If I Ruled The World (Imagine That).” He had to wait two and a half decades to actually win, but it was quite a journey. This is actually Nas’ fifth Grammy nomination after “I Am…”, “Hip Hop Is Dead”, and “Life Is Good.”
Nas beat out D Smoke’s “Black Habits”, Jay Electronica’s “A Written Testimony”, Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist’s “Alfredo”, and Royce 5’9’’’s “The Allegory” to win his first Grammy Award.