Lecrae loses Best Rap Performance at 2015 Grammys to Kendrick Lamar
Lecrae lost to Kendrick Lamar at the 2015 Grammy Awards in the Best Rap Performance category on Sunday.
The Recording Academy had nominated Lecrae for his song “All I Need Is You,” track No. 15 of his seventh studio album Anomaly.
As Rapzilla previously noted, Lecrae entered this category as a major underdog. Eminem began the event with 13 Grammy Awards while Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino also had significantly larger mainstream hip-hop brands.
Lecrae’s Reach Records label mate Trip Lee admitted that edging them sounded “impossible.” Houston hip-hop legend Bun B, who Lecrae featured on a Church Clothes 2 interlude and is a two-time nominee for Best Rap Performance, believed otherwise. He told Rapzilla two weeks ago that he predicted a Lecrae victory, despite the stiff competition.
Christian hip-hop pioneers The Ambassador and Grits also chatted with Rapzilla this weekend about what a Lecrae win would’ve meant for the subgenre.