By Andres Tardio
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards won’t be for another 126 days (who's counting?), but Drake is ready to hand out #HoodGrammys now!
Drizzy hit Instagram today (October 5) to hand out #HoodGrammys to some of his favorites of the year, including Bobby Shmurda, who earned a Drake nod for “Vocal Performance of the Year,” likely for his Shmoney Dance anthem, “Hot Ni--a.”
@bobby_shmurda for Vocal Performance of the Year...we need it.
Shmurda wasn’t the only artist mentioned in the Drake posts. Rae Sremmurd’s "No Flex Zone” and Rich Gang’s Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan-assisted “Lifestyle” were both up for “Best Performance By A Group Or Duo.” Drake couldn’t come up with a decisive winner there, so it might be the only tie in his #HoodGrammys list. Elsewhere, OG Maco ran away with the “Best All Around Turn Up” for - you guessed it - "U Guessed It."
No Flex Zone or Lifestyle best performance by a group or duo...haaaaa Grammy's need to have a rap year. Run it up.
OG Maco ft key! - Bitch You Guessed It for best all around turn up...#HoodGrammys
Of course, OVO Sound acts also got some #HoodGrammys as PARTYNEXTDOOR took home Drake’s “Mixtape of the Year” trophy for a 2013 self-titled tape. ILoveMakonnen earned his award for “Tuesday,” which Drake considers the “Best Latin Club Anthem” of the year. Now, Drake's remix of the track makes even more sense!
@ilovemakonnen - Tuesday for Best Latin Club Anthem #HoodGrammys #WeNeedEverything
@partyomo Mixtape of the Year #HoodGrammys
While these awards might not be reflected in the actual Grammys, we hear Drake’s message loud and clear: "Grammys need to have a rap year,” Drizzy says in one of his IG posts. "Run it up."
Who says they don’t give out awards for this? At least Drake does. Trophies!