27 Years & 14 Nominations Later, Nas Nabs First GRAMMY Win

Published: Sunday 14th Mar 2021 by Rashad

It’s been nearly 27 years since Rap legend Nas burst onto the scene with his iconic debut album, ‘Illmatic.’

In the time since, the rapper – now 47-years-old – has become a mainstay in the upper rankings of critics’ ‘best ever’ lists among his Hip Hop peers.

Despite being no stranger to acclaim, Nas (born Nasir Jones) has never been awarded a golden grammophone from the Recording Academy.

At the 63rd annual edition of the ceremony, that changed.

Nominated in the Best Rap Album category for his 13th studio album, ‘King’s Disease,’ Jones walked away the victor at the 2021 edition of the show – besting the likes of Freddie Gibbs & the Alchemist, D Smoke, Royce Da 5’9,” and Jay Electronica in the process.

The win brings to end a 24-year losing streak for Nas, as he’s collected 14 nominations in the time period dating back to a Best Rap Solo Performance nod for ‘If I Ruled the World’ in 1997.

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  1. Susan March 14, 2021

    Everyone is getting a Grammy before Nicki 🤣

    • Lou March 14, 2021

      You might as well stream Anaconda on YouTube since you care so much about the Queen of Rap

    • March 14, 2021

      you know why you chose to say this on a Nas article instead of megans.

  2. WRTW? March 14, 2021

    They are now reaching back after years of racism

  3. Gee March 14, 2021

    Long over due

  4. Domin March 14, 2021

    LOL this album ain’t s***.. God’s Son and his 1st two are the best NAS album.. if an album with REPRESENT track did not get a grammy.. why now this?! LMAO, same goes for Beyonce SMH

  5. Swifter2020 March 14, 2021

    They’re doing all of this because of the backlash and trying to win back the audience. They’ve been exposed!!! Look at 2Pac, J Cole (who stop submitting his work). Its all political. F*** the grammys!!

    • Urg March 14, 2021


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