Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, 1992
Winner: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Summertime
Rap and the Grammys were never going to be a great fit. Despite introducing rap categories in 1989, the awards represented the musical equivalent of the very establishment the genre's founding fathers, artists like NWA and Public Enemy, were trying to overthrow.
'Real' rap fans were therefore disappointed, if not surprised, that when Public Enemy's Apocalypse 91 - The Enemy Strikes Back was nominated for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1992, it was overlooked for a much safer, more family friendly option - namely DJJazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's resoundingly inoffensive Summertime.