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J. Cole, 2016 Grammy's: Reasons Why Each Person Nominated For Best Rap Performance Could Win

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(Photo : Getty Images/Neilson Barnard) Will J. Cole walk away with this year's Grammy for Best Rap Performance?

There's a chance you haven't' noticed yet, but the Best Rap Performance category at this year's Grammy Awards has some pretty stiff competition, and all six artists who've been nominated could easily walk away with the prize.

But who will ultimately get it and who had the song that trumped all the others in this slot? At least in the eyes of the Grammy voting members?

Some might say the competition is so fierce in this category, that anyone who wins it will only win by the slimmest of margins, which shows how remarkable each cut truly is.

Here are all the artists nominated for Best Rap Performance, and we also listed a few of the reasons they could be announced the victor when the Grammy's air on Monday, Feb. 15, 8:00 p.m. EST on CBS.

1. J. Cole, "Apparently"

It's not often that a personal and uplifting song like this gets recognized by the hip-hop masses, let alone the Grammy voting members.

On this one, Cole talks about still being able to influence people, although he continues to be flawed like the rest of us.

Without a doubt, this Roc Nation artist could certainly be at the top of the heap when the winner is announced later this month.


2. Drake, "Back To Back"

Whether you loved the song or hated it, it didn't really matter, because Drizzy easily dropped the battle song of 2015.

It was constantly on the radio, it stayed on constant rotation in the nightclubs and it gave a younger generation who might not have remembered the Nas, Jay Z battle an entertaining rap feud of their own.

Some might say that Drake should walk away with the Grammy for that reason alone.


3. Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"

In recent memory, has there been an artist who's reached superstar status faster than Fetty Wap?

The answer to that question would be a big fat no, and the New Jersey crooner can definitely thank his huge hit "Trap Queen" for that.

Of course, we don't know if Mr. Wap knew this at the time, but he created a song that heavily appeals to men for its street content, but also appeals to female fans since a woman is the star of the cut.

It was a brilliant idea on a marketing level alone.


4. Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"

Could Kendrick be the frontrunner in this category?

It's possible since he's received a whopping 11 nominations at this year's Grammys, and he's created a song that one can either party to, protest to or just sit back and enjoy.

Clearly, all the songs in this category are better than just good, but K. Dot's "Alright" may be the only tune among the others that's actually important on some level.


5. Nicki Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne, "Truffle Butter"

The high energy track, the three killer flows, it's all in this one and Barbz, Weezy and Drake could easily be giving victory speeches when the envelope is opened on Grammy night.

Plus, this cut was everywhere when it dropped, and if it wouldn't have been nominated the Barbies would have probably went nuts.


6. Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney, "All Day"

Just like his cut "Only One," It seemed like Ye dropped this tune just to tie fans over until he releases his new album, which drops Feb. 11 but that doesn't mean the song isn't incredibly solid and won't win the prize.

We'll have to see if the Grammy folks agree in a little over a week's time.


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