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Do the Grammys have a hip-hop problem?

Lil Nas X performs onstage during the 64th annual Grammy awards on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
Lil Nas X performs onstage during the 64th annual Grammy awards on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

The 2022 Grammys on Sunday night celebrated the biggest names in the recording industry.

Silk Sonic, the collaboration between Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak had a huge night, winning four Grammys. And Jon Batiste won album of the year for his “We Are.”

Best rap album went to Tyler the Creator for “Call Me If You Get Lost.” But the rapper and producer wasn’t even nominated for album of the year.

Justin Tinsley, a senior culture writer for Andscape, tells host Celeste Headlee that this is no coincidence. He says that the Grammys have a long history of overlooking hip hop and rap when it comes to the biggest award.

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