Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:

Bad blood has existed between Hip-Hop and the Grammys since the genre was included into its ceremonies in 1989. Ever since Fresh Prince (Will Smith), LL Cool J, and Salt n Pepa boycotted The Grammys, the Hip-Hop community has always kept the ceremonies at a “frenemy” distance due to its tendency to snub Hip-Hop artists from its general field categories. In hopes that this year’s nominees have a fair shot, these are the top Grammy-snubbing, Hip-Hop moments for those who didn’t:

1. 50 Cent loses Best New Artist to Evanesence in 2004:

You know a snub is bad when a relatively unknown Kanye West said you were robbed in a category that he wasn’t even nominated in at the time. There might never be a debut in music history like Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson had in 2003. After his milestone debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin, went 6x times platinum…

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