Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance


Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance was awarded from 1991 to 2002, alongside the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. Previously a single award was presented for Best Rap Performance. In 2003 this award was split into separate awards for Best Female Rap Solo Performance and Best Male Rap Solo Performance. In 2005 it was again presented as a single award. Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

2000s

*Grammy Awards of 2008
**Kanye West for "Stronger"
*Grammy Awards of 2007
**T.I. for "What You Know"
*Grammy Awards of 2006
**Kanye West for "Gold Digger"
*Grammy Awards of 2005
**Jay-Z for "99 Problems"
*Grammy Awards of 2004
**"none" because the award was broken down into male and female categories:
***Best Female Rap Solo Performance:Missy Elliott for "Work It"
***Best Male Rap Solo Performance:Eminem for "Lose Yourself"
*Grammy Awards of 2003
**"none" because the award was broken down into male and female categories:
***Best Female Rap Solo Performance: Missy Elliott for "Scream a.k.a. Itchin'"
***Best Male Rap Solo Performance: Nelly for "Hot In Herre"
*Grammy Awards of 2002
**Missy Elliott for "Get Ur Freak On"
*Grammy Awards of 2001
**Eminem for "The Real Slim Shady"
*Grammy Awards of 2000
**Eminem for "My Name Is"

1990s

*Grammy Awards of 1999
**Will Smith for "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It"
*Grammy Awards of 1998
**Will Smith for "Men in Black"
*Grammy Awards of 1997
**LL Cool J for "Hey Lover"
*Grammy Awards of 1996
**Coolio for "Gangsta's Paradise"
*Grammy Awards of 1995
**Queen Latifah for "U.N.I.T.Y."
*Grammy Awards of 1994
**Dr. Dre for "Let Me Ride"
*Grammy Awards of 1993
**Sir Mix-a-Lot for "Baby Got Back"
*Grammy Awards of 1992
**LL Cool J for "Mama Said Knock You Out"
*Grammy Awards of 1991
**MC Hammer for "U Can't Touch This"


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