T.I. shares his thoughts on Rap Album Of The Year, and hip hop's voice in Grammy decisions.
T.I. is one of the lucky rappers to have a couple of Grammys to his name, but he's still not convinced the awards are going to the right people. In an interview with HipHopDX, the Atlanta rapper spoke of the issues with the current Grammy system, as well as giving a prediction of who'll take the Rap Album of The Year Award.
"I'm pro Iggy," said Tip, choosing the Hustle Gang rapper as his pick for this year's big rap award. "Off the list, that's the only one that has benefited my campaign. I'm rockin' with who's rockin' with me."
As far as the decisions being made, T.I. suggested that the hip hop community isn't being heard the way it should be. "I don't think its enough young urban socialites on the board for us to have a clear voice," he said. "You can look at the list of people who've never won a Grammy to see that. Tupac and B.I.G. have never won a Grammy, Snoop Dogg has never won a Grammy. That kinda says a lot."
According to the self-proclaimed King of the South, numbers are what play into most of the awards. "It's whatever is commercial is successful, and whatever plays the most on the radio, which is why I think Iggy is going to win it," he said. "I don't think that's nothing she has to be ashamed of, that's something she should be proud of.
Watch the full interview below.