Kanye West’s ‘Jail’ wins Best Rap Song at 2022 Grammy Awards
Kanye West and Jay-Z took home one of the highest honors at the 2022 Grammy Awards tonight.
Sunday April 3, the former Look at the throne duo won Best Rap Song for “Jail”, from Kanye’s acclaimed album, donda. The platinum-selling project is named after Kanye’s late mother, Dr. Donda West, and features 27 songs, including “Hurricane” featuring Lil Baby and The Weeknd, which also won Best Performance Gold Gramophone. of melodic rap this year, just a few minutes. after the announcement of the award for best rap song.
On “Jail,” Hov, with whom the Chicago rapper-producer has an estranged relationship, hinted that a sequel to their joint 2011 album, Look at the thronecould happen.
“I told him, ‘Stop all that red cap, we’re going home’ / Not me with all these sins, throwing stones / This could be the return of the Throne (Throne) / Hova and Yeezus, like Moses and Jesus , ” Jay rapped on the track.
The win marks Kanye West’s 24th Grammy win from an impressive 75 nominations. Past wins include Best Rap Album for university dropout, Late check-inGraduation, and My beautiful dark and twisted fantasy, as well as Best Rap Song for “Jesus Walks”, “Diamonds From Sierra Leone”, “Good Life”, “Run This Town”, “All of the Lights” and “Ni**as in Paris”.
Last year, Megan Thee Stallion won Best Rap Song for “Savage (Remix),” which also features Beyoncé. Hot Girl Meg also won Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance.
This year’s Grammy Awards are taking place, for the first time in its 64-year history, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The annual awards ceremony was moved there after COVID-19 Omicron protocols led to the cancellation of the event originally scheduled for January 31 at the Crypto.com Arena (formerly Staples Center) in Los Angeles. Comedian Trevor Noah took on hosting duties for the second year in a row.
Among the nominated rappers, Doja Cat led the nominees with eight nominations, including Album of the Year for planet she and Record of the Year for “Kiss Me More” with SZA. Rapper Lil Nas X follows with four nods, including Album of the Year for Montero and Best Melodic Rap Performance for “Industry Baby” with Jack Harlow.
Meanwhile, Kanye also picked up four nominations, including Best Rap Album for donda. Baby Keem and J. Cole both picked up three nominations. Finally, Jay-Z, Saweetie, Nas, and Tyler, The Creator each scored two nods apiece.
Congratulations to Kanye West and Jay-Z for winning Best Rap Song.