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Grammy Best Rap Song 2023 Nominations and Winner

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Grammy Best Rap Song 2023 Nominations and Winner

Best Rap Song Grammy Nominations

  • Churchill Downs
    by Jack Harlow, featuring Drake

This song was carried by Drake. It should be written as ‘by Drake feat. Jack Harlow’ because of how much of a disappointing verse Harlow had. “Churchill Downs” doesn’t even crack my top three songs on this list for the Grammys.

However, I can’t say without a doubt in my mind this doesn’t win, because there is still a chance. With the Grammys pertaining to popularity, this could just be another Macklemore 2014 Grammys moment in the event where Harlow wins even after other songs are far superior.

    by DJ Khaled, featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy

This song is good, and in both this category and ‘Best Rap Performance’ I believe it is top three. However, it is third in both categories.

Partially the reasoning is, it has to go against Lamar, which is already hard enough, but as a song, it is not that impressive. The performance from the artist, however, was much better than the actual track.

I wouldn’t be surprised if “GOD DID” wins in at least one Grammy though because of the big names tied to it, but it shouldn’t.

  • The Heart Part 5
    by Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick winning in this and ‘Best Rap Performance’ with just this one song would not surprise me. He has established himself as a top artist by being prevalent in the mainstream industry, while also being conceptually appealing with deeper stories throughout his music.

By all means, this is not the wrong pick, and is definitely my front runner in this category. Therefore, this just feels like a safe pick for the Grammys to make.

  • pushin P
    by Gunna & Future, featuring Young Thug

This is for sure the wrong pick. I don’t know how any judge can look at this list and with a serious face choose “pushin P”. I am not even a Gunna hater, I enjoy much of Gunna’s music. However, this song is just seriously outclassed and even one vote for the Grammy would be a joke.

    by Future Featuring Drake & Tems

Future, Drake, and Tems really made a wonderful song with this. To be honest, I have it as a close runner-up to “The Heart Part 5.” The sample and the performance from the artist make a strong case for it to win and I would be okay with this track taking the Grammy home.

Winner of Best Rap Song

Kendrick Lamar also wins in this category with a two-for-one special for best rap song with “The Heart Part 5.” He is going for a clean sweep today; can he take all his nominations home?


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