Killer Mike, Lil Durk & J. Cole Decide Up 2024 Grammys Awards

Killer Mike has picked up all three of the 2024 Grammys for which his critically acclaimed album MICHAEL was nominated, whereas J. Cole & Lil Durk have additionally nabbed some {hardware} throughout the early portion of the awards present.

The early awards had been offered as a part of the GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony, which kicked off at 3:00 p.m. EST and was livestreamed on the Recording Academy’s web site.

Killer Mike took house the coveted Finest Rap Album trophy for MICHAEL, whereas the Andre 3000 and Future-assisted “Scientists & Engineers” earned him the Grammys for each Finest Rap Track and Finest Rap Efficiency.

Whereas the Run The Jewels gained within the Finest Rap Efficiency by a Duo or Group class alongside Outkast in 2003 for “The Complete World,” these mark his first Grammys for his personal physique of labor.

Lil Durk’s “All My Life,” which earned him his first nomination as a solo artist, has additionally landed him his very first Grammy. The win marks J. Cole’s second, having gained Finest Rap Track for “A Lot” in 2020.

“Atlanta, it’s a sweep,” Mike stated onstage upon successful his third award of the night time. “You can not inform me that you simply get too outdated, you possibly can’t inform me it’s too late, you possibly can’t inform me desires [don’t] come true. It’s a sweep.

In November, Killer Mike celebrated his three Grammy nods with an open letter to his household, writing: “To my Mom, Denise, and Grandparents: I do know y’all are with our ancestors, speaking to the Lord and lobbying for me!” he started his put up, praising his late mom earlier than celebrating his late grandmother.

“Miss Bettie, you and Willie Burke are gonna be proud. I promise. Denise aka Mommy, thanks for permitting and inspiring my love of artwork and music. You particularly inspired my love of Hip Hop. Lord prepared, I’m gonna carry house some trophies as a tribute to y’all, child!”

Mike then went on to listing “all of the creatives and professionals who’ve labored tirelessly to make this second a actuality,” earlier than signing off: “I’m humbled, honored, and grateful. #NiecysBoy #MissBettiesBabyBoy  #MICHAEL.”

Within the weeks following, quite a few artists and public figures voiced their help and perception that MICHAEL was the one believable selection for Finest Rap Album at this yr’s Grammys.

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On a December episode of The Sensible Idiots, his podcast with Andrew Schultz, Charlamagne Tha God opened up about his decide for the class.

“I know Killer Mike is gonna win Rap Album of the Yr,” Charlamagne stated. “Grammy, Recording Academy: if Killer Mike doesn’t win Rap Album of the Yr, one thing is mistaken. If he doesn’t win Rap Album of the Yr for Michael, one thing is mistaken. He positively ought to win one thing for ‘Scientists & Engineers,’ however there’s no higher rap album than Killer Mike all yr lengthy.”

MICHAEL additionally gained the Rap Album Of The Yr class within the 2023 DX Awards, a win which he predicted when he spoke to HipHopDX at ONE Musicfest in Atlanta again in October.

“I don’t say that evenly, after I say, ‘Album of the Yr,’” Mike stated. “This album pushed the feelings of masculinity previous the place rap had prior. It acknowledges ladies — Black ladies — that advanced me differently. It acknowledges habit in a radically completely different approach.”

He concluded: “So after I say that, I don’t say that evenly. And I don’t say that to play. As a result of if I didn’t, I wouldn’t say it.”


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