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Why The Grammys Have Ditched Rap

Edward Helmore, Guardian, The, 15 December 2006

RAP MUSIC, and the commotion, fur and bling that often accompanies its biggest stars, will be noticeably absent from the Grammy awards in Los Angeles in early February. For the first time in years, no rappers have made it into the major award categories. This absence, following a year in which expected hits have failed to find customers, is prompting concern that rap has run out of ideas.

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