Now that the latest Grammy nominations have been announced, Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z have been revealed as the two artists with the most nominations. These brilliant hip-hop artists are very much part of the ongoing cultural conversation. With eight nominations, Jay-Z is certainly one of the the most celebrated hip-hop artists of the moment. Kendrick Lamar also received seven nominations related to his last album, which is entitled “DAMN.” Bruno Mars continued a personal tradition by receiving six Grammy nominations. Apparently, this will be a fairly eventful awards season. The 60th Grammy awards ceremony is scheduled for January 28, 2018. As usual, the ceremony will take place in New York’s famous Madison Square Garden.
Over the course of the next few years, it is likely that Jay-Z will continue to achieve financial success. Throughout his remarkable career, this artist has achieved many amazing things. I feel that rappers like this deserve a lot more recognition. Although Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar have established successful careers, I believe these artists have not received enough recognition for their intellectual qualities. Even though I’m sure these two artists are happy to receive Grammy Awards, they probably feel they deserve more respect from serious cultural critics.
In particular, Kendrick Lamar has made quite a splash in the world of modern rap. As many commentators have noted, Lamar uses his verbal skills to elucidate and explore a number of social issues. When artists go to great lengths to achieve greatness, they usually receive critical acclaim. Unusually, Lamar has been able to combine critical accolades with a burgeoning commercial appeal. It is going to be tremendously exciting to see Lamar and Jay-Z achieve amazing things in the future. While there is still a chance that one of these artists will experience a commercial collapse, both of these rappers seem to be fairly resilient.