When someone's had a career as fruitful as Nasir Jones has, it goes without saying that he should have more than a few Grammys under his belt. To the horror of many hip hop fans (myself included), Nas boasts 0, despite being nominated a whopping 9 times.
Immediately I wondered, who took home the golden award? Were the victors the rap reincarnation of Milli Vanilli, or were they deserving opponents? Take a look at Nas' Grammy snubs over the years, and wish him luck as he's nominated for 3 awards tonight thanks to the commercial and critical success of Life Is Good.
Best Rap Solo Performance for "If I Ruled the World" ft. Lauryn Hill
Lost to: LL Cool J - "Hey Lover"
Best Rap Album for "I Am..."
Lost to: Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "The Essence" (with AZ)
Lost to: Outkast ft. Killer Mike - "The Whole World"
Best Music Video, Short Form for "One Mic"
Lost to: Eminem - "Without Me"