Bun B predicts Lecrae, Mali Music will beat Eminem, Beyoncé at 2015 Grammys
Houston hip-hop legend Bun B believes Christian hip hop’s presence at the 2015 Grammy Awards, Lecrae and Mali Music, will leave the Staples Center with their hands full.
“I’m sure that no matter the outcome, they’re both very honored to be nominated,” Bun B told Rapzilla via text message. “It’s great when hard work gets acknowledged. Even better when it’s rewarded. I think they got it personally but I know they can handle it gracefully if they don’t.”
The Recording Academy nominated Lecrae, who featured Bun B on a Church Clothes 2 interlude, for three awards and Mali Music for two. Their stiffest competition will come in the Best Rap Performance and Best Urban Contemporary Album categories: Lecrae will face Eminem, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino for Best Rap Performance, while Mali Music will take on Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams and Jhene Aiko for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
Bun B, who as a member of the duo UGK was nominated for Best Rap Performance in 2001 and 2008, confirmed that he thinks Lecrae and Mali Music will even win those honors.
Here are each of their nominations and opponents for the Grammys, which will be held on Sunday, Feb. 8.
Best Rap Performance
“3005,″ Childish Gambino
“O to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake
“Rap God,” Eminem
“i,” Kendrick Lamar
“All I Need Is You,” Lecrae
Best Gospel Performance/Song
“Help,” Erica Campbell Featuring Lecrae
“Sunday A.M. [Live],” Karen Clark Sheard
“I Believe,” Mali Music
“No Greater Love,” Smokie Norful
“Love On The Radio,” The Walls Group
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“Write Your Story,” Francesca Battistelli
‘Come As You Are,” Crowder
“Messengers,” Lecrae Featuring For King & Country
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Sail Out, Jhene Aiko
X, Chris Brown
Mali Is…, Mali Music
Girl, Pharrell Williams