I worked on two records that were nominated for Grammys this year. Drake and 2 Chains. Both for best rap album of the year. I think Drake probably has a better shot at winning it. Not because it’s a better record or anything as they’re both great records, I just think he’s more well known to the Grammy voters. But sometimes you never know with these things. The Grammy voters can be unpredictable at the most predictable moments.
It’s interesting to see that there’s not one hip hop album up for Album of the Year. I think it might be reflecting the change that’s been going on in pop music. You hardly hear any hip hop anymore on mainstream radio. It’s all dance music with Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift sprinkled in. Personally, I’d like a little more variety. But maybe I’m the minority on that.