The 2019 Grammy Award nominations were set to arrive this morning, but they have been postponed in honor of the recently deceased George HW Bush's memorial service. Bush passed away at 94, and continues to be mourned by those of all political alignments. Speaking of politics, one has to wonder how the Grammy nominations will indeed shake out; we should likely expect the obvious, in that hip-hop projects will be recognized, but not rewarded, as is the Grammy way.  

It should be noted that many prominent artists have turned their backs on the Grammy Awards in recent memory, including a recent public disavowal from Eminem. During his detailed interview with Sway, Em lashed out at the Grammys, stating "Don't get us all here to use your selling point for your fucking show and stiff everybody every fuckin' time. And I said after that point of time I was like 'don’t ever ask me to fucking come here again. Please do not ask me, my answer is no.'” Perhaps the committee will get the memo, and abstain from nominating Kamikaze at all. 

In truth, we all know the Grammys are quick to nominate hip-hop albums, but not so quick to crown them as the winner. Lest we forget that OutKast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below was the last rap album to take home the prize, and that was in 2003. If a change is really going to come, you'd think it would have transpired by now.

Either way, the nominations are set to air on Friday's "CBS This Morning" at 8:30 EST. 

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