NEW YORK - Sibling duo Play-N-Skillz scored their first Grammy last year for Best Rap Performance by Duo or Group for their production on Chamillionaire's "Ridin'." But for Play, this year's Album of the Year nomination for Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" is by far the "biggest accolade you can receive." The pair produced the album's third single, "Got Money."
"This was a little bit more shocking than the last one," said Play. "I wasn't as surprised for 'Tha Carter III' to be nominated for Best Rap Album, but Album of the Year? That's like the biggest accolade you can receive. Of course, for the song to be nominated itself was shocking. But, at the same time, it justifies all the hard work."
"Got Money," featuring T-Pain, is nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. The track reached No. 7 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
The nomination is extra sweet for Play-N-Skillz because not only was the original version of "Got Money" lost after an engineer mistakenly erased it, but the track wasn't even meant to appear on Lil Wayne's album.
"After we remade the song, which is tough to do, we laid the chorus idea and gave it to [rapper] Pitbull, but it didn't make it to him in time," said Play. "T-Pain ended up singing the chorus, he put it in Wayne's hands, and the rest is history." *