Best Rap Performance
Nominees: J. Cole “Apparently”; Drake “Back to Back”; Nicki Minaj “Truffle Butter”; Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”; Kendrick Lamar “Alright”
Vince Staples “Senorita”
The vicious Long Beach spitter didn’t need the Future sample for this song to be good. The raps are ridiculous.
Big Sean “Paradise”
Quite possibly the best rap Big Sean ever put on a solo album cut. Definitely deserved a look.
Travi$ Scott “3500”
When you’ve got a 7-minute long song with two guys not known for being lyrically sound that ends up being lyrically sound for the whole 7 minutes, it deserves some shine.