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Nas Wins First Grammy For Best Rap Album 25 Years After His First Nomination

Nas took home the honor for “King’s Disease”, beating out Jay Electronica’s A Written Testimony, Freddie Gibbs and Alchemist’s Alfredo, D Smoke’s Black Habitsand Royce Da 5’9’s The AllegoryKing’s Disease,” released August 21, which was headlined by the lead single “Ultra Black,” an unapologetic celebration of Black culture in America.

In 1996, he was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance for “If I Ruled The World (Imagine That).” In 1999, 2007, 2008, and 2012, he was nominated for Best Rap Album for projects I Am, Hip Hop Is Dead, Untitled, and Life Is Good. In 2012 Nas was getting nominations for “Daughters” (Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance) and “Cherry Wine” with the late Amy Winehouse (Best Rap/Song Collaboration).

Written by Tiara Monroe

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