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Grammys 2021: Ice-T, Nas Win Big; Salt-N-Pepa Gets Honored

By Stereo Williams

The 2021 Grammy Awards was a big night for Hip-Hop. So many legends and contemporary superstars got to shine on the big stage. These are some of our favorite moments. 

Nas, of course, had a big night. Rap fans rejoiced as Queensbridge legend finally took home a golden Gramophone; he won Rap Album of the Year for his 2020 album King's Disease. The project has been hailed as a return-to-form for the veteran emcee. 

And another Hip-Hop vet, Ice-T, got a big win -- but it wasn't for a Hip-Hop project. The West Coast godfather and his heavy metal band Body Count won the Grammy for Best Metal Performance for their song "Bum Rush," taken from 2020s Carnivore album.

And some legends got career props. Both Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five and Salt-N-Pepa were honored with Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards. 

And the awards were noteworthy for big wins for Hip-Hop artists and producers like Megan Thee Stallion, Hit-Boy and Anderson.Paak. Jay-Z and Beyonce were also on-hand for the big night, with Beyonce setting the record for most Grammy wins by a female artist after she took home the awards for Best Music Video ("Brown Skin Girl"), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance ("Savage" remix, with Megan Thee Stallion); and Best R&B Performance ("Black Parade.")

The Best Video win also netted Jay 'n Bey's 9 year old daughter Blue Ivy Carter her first Grammy.