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So, it's Grammy weekend, and normally I don't care. But this year, it looks like they're pulling out all the stops. The "Swagger Like Us" crew (SLU Crew for short) of Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and T.I. will perform with M.I.A., who is pregnant and could induce labor on stage, which I gotta believe would be a Grammy first.
You got Dave Grohl and Sir Paul McCartney scheduled to do some Beatles tunes, which should be nice. I'm sure they'll find some way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "The Day The Music Died" which just passed this week. And, who can forget, The Jonas Brothers are scheduled to perform. Woo-Hoo.
I'm also kinda hype for Wolverine hosting the event. Maybe he'll bust out his claws and kill some Marauders on stage or something. Probably not — Oh wait, Wolverine's hosting the Oscars. Who the hell is hosting the Grammys again? I forgot. I wish they would let Gary Shandling host again. That guy is funny.
What else? I predict Coldplay will take home a lot of trophies, and Wayne will win all the rap categories but won't sniff any of the major contests (no shot at album or record of the year). Other than that, a surprisingly dope lineup and a Lee "Scratch" Perry performance rumor to boot.
Below, the top 10 reasons to look forward to the Grammys, couresy of your boy Weezy F. Baby.