The Best Rap Album category was born in 1996, during the 38th Annual Grammy Awards. To put things into perspective, that's 38 years after the Grammy Awards' inception, 12 years after Run-D.M.C. released their self-titled debut album and four years after Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' LP became a hip-hop staple. Since The Recording Academy missed the boat on honoring some of the greatest records created, The BoomBox has compiled a list of other misses at the Grammys, including the Best R&B Album and Best Rap Album categories. The Fugees over Tupac Shakur? Diddy -- or Puff Daddy as he was called back then -- winning over the Notorious B.I.G.? We won't even say that's a close call. Check out the rap stars and singers who should have walked away with a golden gramophone.

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Learn About the History of Rap