Don’t sleep. Atlanta is representing HARD in this year’s Grammy nominations. Included in the list are several Atlanta Transplants as well as some home grown A-T-L-iens. I am so proud of our city! We have the music game on LOCK right now…
“Toomp killed this $ish….”~ Kanye West in “Big Brother”
Kanye West is leading the pack with eight nominations this year. While considering his nomination, you can’t forget the contribution of A-Town native (and my favorite “play play” baby daddy) DJ Toomp, who produced several of my favorite tracks from that album (Big Brother, Can’t Tell Me Nothing, Good Life)! Toomp keep “killin ’em” !
Cee-Lo (of Gnarles Barkley) Darius “the Dream” Nash
We also have former Goodie Mob-er Cee-Lo in the nomination as part of the group Gnarles Barkley for a short film video titled “Gone Daddy Gone” and Terius “the Dream” Nash just earned his first Grammy nomination — for “Umbrella” — a week before his first CD, “Love Hate,” hits stores.
Another ATL favorite, T.I. is also up for three awards including best album and Atlanta transplants Ne-Yo and T-Pain also have a good representation in this year’s noms.
Leading local contenders with five nominations were Ne-Yo (record of of the year for penning Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable”) and T-Pain. T-Pain’s nominations included two in one category — best rap/sung collaboration. The College Park resident born Faheem Najm currently appears on four singles on Billboard’s Top 10 pop listing, so the Thursday morning announcement from L.A. “was just icing.” (Source)
It’s a CELBRATION BITCH-EZZ! We claiming errr body!!! Click HERE to see the full list of 2007 Grammy Nominations.