Nas won Best Rap Album at the Grammys, Sunday, for his project, "King's Disease."
Nas is officially a Grammy-winner after his project, King’s Disease, won Best Rap Album at the 2021 Grammys Awards, Sunday. Other nominees included D Smoke (Black Habits), Jay Electronica (A Written Testimony), Freddie Gibbs & Alchemist (Alfredo), and Royce 5’9’’ (The Allegory).
Throughout his storied career, Nas has now been nominated for a Grammy 14 times.
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Despite the impressive competition among nominees, Nas recently said that he isn't often impressed by Today's rappers. In a recent interview with Financial Times, he gave his opinion on contemporary rap: "I appreciate what’s out there, but there’s no one keeping me up at night. I hear a new rap record and think it’s great, but I don’t listen to it the next week."
Nas did add that he is very impressed by the late-New York rapper Pop Smoke: "We were happy to see that young king come up. He was a breath of fresh air. The drill movement in London, Chicago, and New York is really exciting."
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