Thursday, February 7, 2013

Drake again competes Sunday among rap's elite

The time has rolled around again for what many consider to be the biggest night in music.

Airing this Sunday, Feb. 10, on CBS, it's the 55th annual Grammy Awards. While I'm not up on his every track, nor do I know his lyrics inside and out, in the categories he tends to be nominated for, I do root for the former-Degrassi-actor-turned-rap-superstar Drake.

He's up for three possible Grammy's – best rap song for The Motto, best rap performance for HYFR and best rap album for Take Care – but predictions are that the trophies are still just out of reach.

Too often, the Toronto native finds himself up against the present-day kings Jay-Z and Kanye West, while in the best rap song category, he also must fair better than a collaboration by Snoop Dogg and the genre's sensation, Wiz Khalifa.

Music analysts see Watch the Throne coming out on top, as it's just been a stellar year for the team-up of Jay-Z and Kanye.

Just being in the room with the industry's greats, as Drake has often said, is honour enough. There's nothing better though than seeing homegrown (and Jewish) talent walk off with a coveted award.

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