The 2017 Grammy Awards are officially around the proverbial corner, and more than a few names in the pantheon of current rap stars have been nominated in some of the most popular categories. The event, which is set to take place at the Los Angeles Staples Center this Sunday (Feb. 12), will have the eyes of the music world's full attention when it begins at 8 p.m. ET. Everyone except, apparently, Drake and Kanye West.

This year, it seems like Drizzy and Yeezy will be skipping the 2017 awards show ceremony. The two rappers apparently feel as if the award show is irrelevant, with Yeezy also feeling some type about always losing to White artists. If you've been keeping score of rap history, you already know these sentiments aren't exactly rare.

Still, it's a bit of a shame that the two rappers might not show up for the star-studded award show, seeing as both are nominated for more than a few golden gramophones. Drake brought his rap game dominance to new levels in 2016, and his winning ways have translated to five Grammy nominations in categories for Album of the Year (Views), Best Rap Performance ("Pop Style), Best Rap/Sung Performance ("Hotline Bling"), Best Rap Song ("Hotline Bling") and Best Rap Album (Views).

The ever-defiant Yeezy may not be attending the Grammys, but the awards show committee appears to have shown him a lot of love, nominating him for three awards. When the night begins, 'Ye will have a chance to win a trophy for Best Rap/Sung Performance (“Ultralight Beam,” "Famous"), Best Rap Song ("Ultralight Beam) and Best Rap Album (The Life of Pablo).

Happily representing Chicago, the ascendant Chance The Rapper has also earned himself a few Grammy noms. On Sunday night, the Acid Rap MC will have the chance to walk home a winner for Best New Artist, Best Rap Song (“No Problem”) and Best Rap Album (Coloring Book). Chano will also get the chance to take the stage at the Grammys, which would be a super-fitting way to celebrate his first nominations--and potentially a few wins. We can only hope.

The Weeknd solidified his status as a superstar with his latest album, Starboyin late 2016, and now, the Grammys are giving him the chance reinforce his fame by letting him perform his critically acclaimed track "I Feel It Coming" with Daft Punk on Sunday night. A Tribe Called Quest will also be performing during the awards show, performing the track "Movin Backwards," off their critically-acclaimed album, We got it from Here...Thank You 4 Your service. The song features Best New Artist nominee Anderson .Paak, who will also join Tribe onstage. Sounds like the proper way to commemorate Phife Dawg's legacy.

Some of music's late and great icons will also be celebrated in tribute performances. Both Prince and George Michael's legacies will be honored by many of the best artists in the business, though performers for each segment have not been revealed yet.

"George Michael and Prince were pop icons who showcased rare musical genius and otherworldly charisma," President/CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow said in a statement. "While each possessed a distinct style and sound, they were both adored by audiences worldwide. The passings of two such creative innovators were a huge loss for the creative community; The Recording Academy is humbled to pay homage to their tremendous legacies on the Grammy stage."

Remy Ma and Fat Joe, Desiigner, D.R.A.M., Schoolboy Q, Lil Yachty, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled round out the hip-hop nominees at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

Check out the hip-hop-related Grammy noms in the list below and choose which artists you think will win big on music's biggest night.

Best New Artist

Chance the Rapper

The Chainsmokers

Anderson .Paak

​Maren Morris

Kelsea Ballerini

Album of the Year

Beyonce - Lemonade

Justin Bieber - Purpose

Drake - Views

Adele - 25

Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth

Best Rap Performance

Chance The Rapper Feat. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz - "No Problem"

Desiigner - "Panda"

Drake Feat. The Throne - "Pop Style"

Fat Joe & Remy Ma Feat. French Montana & Infared - "All the Way Up"

ScHoolboy Q Feat. Kanye West - "That Part"

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Beyoncé Feat. Kendrick Lamar - "Freedom"

Drake - "Hotline Bling"

D.R.A.M. Feat. Lil Yachty - "Broccoli"

Kanye West Feat. Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream - "Ultralight Beam"

Kanye West Feat. Rihanna - "Famous"

Best Rap Song

Fat Joe & Remy Ma Feat. French Montana & Infared - "All the Way Up"

Kanye West Feat. Rihanna - "Famous"

Drake - "Hotline Bling"

Chance The Rapper Feat. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz - "No Problem"

Kanye West Feat. Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream - "Ultralight Beam"

Best Rap Album

Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book

De La Soul - And the Anonymous Nobody

DJ Khaled - Major Key

Drake - Views

ScHoolboy Q - Blank Face LP

Kanye West - The Life of Pablo

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

The Chainsmokers Feat. Halsey - "Closer"

Lukas Graham - "7 Years"

Rihanna Feat. Drake - "Work"

Sia Feat. Sean Paul - "Cheap Thrills"

Twenty One Pilots - "Stressed Out"

Best R&B Performance

BJ The Chicago Kid - "Turnin' Me Up"

Ro James - "Permission"

Musiq Soulchild - "I Do"

Rihanna - "Needed Me"

Solange - "Cranes in the Sky"

Best Traditional R&B Performance

William Bell - "The Three of Me"

BJ The Chicago Kid - "Woman's World"

Fantasia - "Sleeping With the One I Love"

Lalah Hathaway - "Angel"

Jill Scott - "Can't Wait"

Best R&B Song

PartyNextDoor Feat. Drake - "Come & See Me"

Bryson Tiller - "Exchange"

Rihanna - "Kiss It Better"

Maxwell - "Lake by the Ocean"

Tory Lanez - "Luv"

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Beyoncé - Lemonade

Gallant - Ology

KING - We Are King

Anderson .Paak - Malibu

Rihanna - Anti

Best R&B Album

BJ The Chicago Kid - In My Mind

Lalah Hathaway - Lalah Hathaway Live

Terrace Martin - Velvet Portraits

Mint Condition - Healing Season

Mya - Smoove Jones

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Benny Blanco

Greg Kurstin

Max Martin


Ricky Reed

Best Song Written for Visual Media

"Can't Stop The Feeling!" — Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar), Track from: Trolls

"Heathens" — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots), Track from: Suicide Squad

"Just Like Fire" — Oscar Holter, Max Martin, P!nk & Shellback, songwriters (P!nk), Track from: Alice Through The Looking Glass

"Purple Lamborghini" — Shamann Cooke, Sonny Moore & William Roberts, songwriters (Skrillex & Rick Ross), Track from: Suicide Squad

"Try Everything" — Mikkel S. Eriksen, Sia Furler & Tor Erik Hermansen, songwriters (Shakira), Track from: Zootopia

"The Veil" — Peter Gabriel, songwriter (Peter Gabriel), Track from: Snowden

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