In recent years, we've seen quite a big change in the Grammy Awards. Not only have the nominee voters been looking at album streaming, but rap and hip-hop have received a much bigger platform. The nominees for the 2018 Grammy's have been released, and there are several successful rappers and beginning rappers on the list.

The biggest nominations

Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar were among the most nominated artists this year. Jay-Z was nominated for eight awards, including Record of the Year for "The Story of O.J.," Song of the Year for "4:44," and Album of the Year for "4:44." Lamar was nominated for seven awards, including Record of the Year for his song "Humble" and Album of the Year for "DAMN." Childish Gambino received a few nominations as well, including Album of the Year for "Awaken, My Love!" and "Redbone" receiving a nomination for Record of the Year.

New artists have gotten to come up to the Grammy's this year alongside seasoned artists like Jay-Z. Some of the new artists nominated are SZA, Lil Uzi Vert, and Cardi B. Lil Uzi Vert and SZA were both nominated for Best New Artist. Cardi B's song "Bodak Yellow" has been nominated for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.

The reactions

We've seen a few reactions to 2018's nominations already. Some of the artists have already sent out messages on Twitter. Some artists, like Chance the Rapper, took time to congratulate the nominees despite not having a nomination himself.

Cardi B.

was happy to see her nomination, celebrating how far she's come. The rapper has come a long way and is enjoying her success from going from a stripper to a Grammy-nominated rapper. But don't worry- she hasn't forgotten where she came from and never will.

Tyler, The Creator's album "Flower Boy" received a nomination for Best Rap Album, alongside Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Rapsody, and Migos.

He tweeted acknowledgment in his own unique fashion.

Even if you're not a fan of rap and hip-hop yourself, there's definitely something wholesome and heartwarming about seeing these artists come together to congratulate each other. It's going to be one of the best Grammy Award ceremonies that we've seen so far, and we're all excited for it.

The nominees this year offer celebration to old-heads and new rap fans alike. Hopefully, the awards can bring us all together and help us understand each other a little bit more. Whatever happens, congratulations to all of the nominees, and good luck!