The 57th Annual Grammy Awards kick off this Sunday from Los Angeles and with this year’s nominations there has been a wave of backlash from many members of the music community who believe they were offered the short end of the stick. While some argue that rap and R&B took a year off showing no platinum records, there is certainly a list of albums that are still worthy of being Grammy worthy. Keeping the cut-off date of September 30, 2014 in mind as the last date an album could be released to be considered for the 57th Grammy Awards, albums such as “Run The Jewels 2,” Logic’s “Under Pressure” and J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” are eligible for the next go-around. We have rounded up 5 different albums that should have been nominated for this years Grammy Awards.
5. FKA Twigs, LP1
With one of the most interesting and non-traditional albums of the year, England’s rising star FKA Twigs album “LP1” was a hit across blogs and grabbing the attention of many. Boasting singles such as “Two Weeks” which peaked at No.1 on the Billboard Emerging Artist lists and “Pedulum” Which made it all the way to the 4th spot, FKA Twigs is an artist to look out for in future Grammy Awards lists.
4. Travi$ Scott, Days Before Rodeo
While Travi$ Scott released “Days Before Rodeo” as a free album, the Houston native turned the heads of rap fans around the country with tracks featuring Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, Migos, Big Sean and more. Taking inspiration from Kanye West and Kid Cudi, “Days Before Rodeo” shows off the new age emcee in a style that is hard to match. With that, the follow up album “Rodeo” is set to drop later this spring.
3. Isaiah Rashad, Cilvia Demo
With ScHoolboy Q’s “Oxymoron” up for Best Rap Album, Isaiah Rashad’s “Cilvia Demo” is a statement to the incredible depth of TDE’s label as it holds serious Grammy potential. With the lead single “Shot You Down” featuring Jay Rock and ScHoolboy Q paving the way, “Cilvia Demo” hit the No. 6 position on Billboard’s Rap Albums.
2. Lecrae, Anomoly
While Lecrae’s single “Messengers” was nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song and “All I Need Is You” getting a nomination for Best Rap Performance his album “Anomaly” was somehow left off the nods for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. Gaining the national spotlight after releasing numerous albums on his record label, Reach Records, “Anomaly” is the album that shot Lecrae forward as the go to Christian music artist to gain the interest of America’s mainstream market.
1. YG, My Krazy Life
Debatably the biggest uproar from The Grammy Nominations this year came in from a little place called Compton, California. That’s right, YG’s “My Krazy Life” was left off the short list for this year’s Best Rap Album. With his mega-hits “My N**a,” “Who Do You Love” and “I Just Wanna Party,” YG’s discography is no slouch compared to those who are up for this years Best Rap Album. Spurring picketing (or bicketing) “My Krazy Life” is our No.1 album that should have been considered for a Grammy.