Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance

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The Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance was awarded from 1991 to 2011, 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.

The award will be permanently discontinued in 2012 due to a major overhaul of Grammy categories. From 2012, all solo and duo/group rap performances will be shifted to the revived Best Rap Performance category.

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released from October a year and a half prior to September the previous year.

Recipients[edit]

Year[I] Performing artists Work Nominees Ref.
1991 MC Hammer "U Can't Touch This"
1992 LL Cool J "Mama Said Knock You Out"
1993 Sir Mix-a-Lot "Baby Got Back"
1994 Dr. Dre "Let Me Ride"
1995 Queen Latifah "U.N.I.T.Y."
1996 Coolio "Gangsta's Paradise"
1997 LL Cool J "Hey Lover"
1998 Will Smith "Men in Black"
1999 Will Smith "Gettin' Jiggy wit It"
2000 Eminem "My Name Is"
2001 Eminem "The Real Slim Shady"
2002 Missy Elliott "Get Ur Freak On"
2003 Missy Elliott "Scream a.k.a. Itchin'"
Nelly "Hot in Herre"
2004 Missy Elliott "Work It'"
Eminem "Lose Yourself"
2005 Jay-Z "99 Problems"
2006 Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx "Gold Digger"
2007 T.I. "What You Know"
2008 Kanye West "Stronger"
2009 Lil Wayne "A Milli"
2010 Jay-Z "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)"
2011 Eminem "Not Afraid"

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.

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