The Grammys are once again on the horizon, with everyone’s favourite gangster rapper LL Cool J returning to host for the 5th consecutive year.
LL Cool J, who isn’t a stranger to being an MC, whether that be on the prestigious Grammy stage or on the surprisingly successful show Lip Sync Battle, had this to say about reviving his role as master of ceremonies, “I’m honoured once again to host Music’s Biggest Night as we celebrate the talented music creators of today. It’s going to be an incredible night and I’m excited to share this experience with the world”.
Although neither the award presenters nor the arguably most exciting part of the Grammies, the performers, have been announced, this year’s awards unsurprisingly look to be all about Kendrick Lamar, with the artist out in front with 11 nominations and Taylor Swift and The Weeknd trailing behind with 7 nominations apiece. With no Macklemore in sight and To Pimp A Butterfly being possibly the most influential album of this year, if not ever, it will be interesting to see how the Grammys manage to weasel their way out of this one.
Without the ceremony even taking place, the Grammys have already managed to spark a bout of controversy, debate and confusion in the hip-hop community by nominating the diss track, Back to Back by Drake for ‘Best Rap Performance’. In the event that somehow the Grammys do manage to give out awards to all those deserving, there’s always that to remember.
The Grammys will air Monday, 15th of February, 2016, and hopefully L will absolutely knock them out the box.