Mac Miller has been posthumously nominated for a Grammy Award, as his final album Swimming has been nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2019 Grammy’s.
In addition to Miller’s Swimming, Cardi B’s Invasion Of Privacy, Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap, Pusha-T’s Daytona, and Travis Scott’s Astroworld were also nominated for Best Rap Album.
If the Grammy Awards know what they’re doing, Miller should be a shoo-in for the award. Does it have to do with the fact that he was a remarkably talented and kind young man that tragically passed away too soon? Of course — we’d be lying to ourselves if we ignored that factor.
But regardless, that doesn’t matter, because Swimming was the best rap album of the year. A complete thought from beginning to end, Swimming saw Miller not only mature lyrically and sonically, but as a human being, as Swimming was as from the heart as a piece of art could get.
Best of all, it’s difficult to call Swimming a “rap” album as it is as influenced by funk and soul as it is rap.
It seems, after five studios albums that improved each and every time, that Miller was finally beginning to scratch the surface of his peak.
Hopefully, The Recording Academy gives Swimming the award, allowing Miller to have one final night in the spotlight where everyone is able to recognize him for the outstanding talent that he was.