Nipsey Hussle Earns 3 Posthumous Grammy Nominations

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Nipsey Hussle scored three posthumous Grammy nominations.

The late rapper’s nods include best rap performance for “Racks in the Middle,” alongside Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy, best rap/sung performance for “Higher,” a collaboration with DJ Khaled and John Legend and best rap song for “Racks in the Middle”.

Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed in March outside his clothing store.

Hussle was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2019 Grammys for his debut LP Victory Lap. He was considered one of the front runners for the award but ultimately lost to Cardi B.

The 2020 Grammys, hosted by Alicia Keys, airs January 26 on CBS.

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