When 2014 was a rather dull year for hip-hop’s legacy, 2015 has seen immense success and it’s set to spill over in 2016. Some of your favorite rappers/singers are now being considered for the Best Original Song Oscar Award. Hit the jump to see the full list of artists and songs that could possibly be nominees!


Ok so there are 74 songs taken from major motion pictures this year that are being considered for Best Original Song for the Oscars. Among those 74 songs are:

Meek Mill & Jhene Aiko’s “Fighting Stronger” from the movie Creed. Aiko also has another potential song to win with her track with Childish Gambino & Vince Staples “Waiting For My Moment” also from the Creed movie soundtrack.

Eminem is in the running for his “Phenomenal” song from the movie Southpaw.

Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth’s record-breaking melody “See You Again” from Furious 7 is also in the running with the most probable chance of being nominated.

Also Nick Cannon made the list with the song “Pray 4 My City” from the Chi-raq picture.

Three rap songs have won Oscars for Best Original Song in the past, including last year with Common & John Legend’s touching “Glory” record from the Selma movie, in 2005 Three Six Mafia won the award for Hustle & Flow ‘s track “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp”, and Eminem was the first hip-hop artist to win the award in 2002 with his the classic “Lose Yourself” from his 8 Mile movie.

The Oscars will be airing on February 28th and below is the full official list of candidates being considered for nominations in the Best Original Song category:

“Happy” from “Altered Minds”
“Home” from “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”
“None of Them Are You” from “Anomalisa”
“Stem to the Rose” from “Becoming Bulletproof”
“The Mystery of Your Gift” from “Boychoir”
“I Run” from “Chi-Raq”
“Pray 4 My City” from “Chi-Raq”
“Sit Down for This” from “Chi-Raq”
“Strong” from “Cinderella”
“So Long” from “Concussion”
“Fighting Stronger” from “Creed”
“Grip” from “Creed”
“Waiting for My Moment” from “Creed”
“Don’t Look Down” from “Danny Collins”
“Hey Baby Doll” from “Danny Collins”
“Dreamsong” from “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”
“It’s My Turn Now” from “Dope”
“Ya Rahem, Maula Maula” from “Dukhtar”
“Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”
“Love Me Like You Do” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”
“Salted Wound” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”
“Hands of Love” from “Freeheld”
“See You Again” from “Furious Seven”
“Brother” from “Godspeed: The Story of Page Jones”
“As Real As You and Me” from “Home”
“Dancing In the Dark” from “Home”
“Feel the Light” from “Home”
“Red Balloon” from “Home”
“Two of a Crime” from “Hot Pursuit”
“Til It Happens to You” from “The Hunting Ground”
“I’ll See You in My Dreams” from “I’ll See You in My Dreams”
“The Movie About Us” from “Ingrid Bergman — In Her Own Words”
“Bhoomiyilenghanumundo” from “Jalam”
“Koodu Vaykkan” from “Jalam”
“Pakalppaathi Chaari” from “Jalam”
“Yaathra Manoradhamerum” from “Jalam”
“Lost in Love” from “Jenny’s Wedding”
“True Love Avenue” from “Jenny’s Wedding”
“Hypnosis” from “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet”
“Juntos (Together)” from “McFarland, USA”
“The Light That Never Fails” from “Meru”
“The Crazy Ones” from “Miss You Already”
“There’s a Place” from “Miss You Already”
“Johanna” from “Mortdecai”
“Little Soldier” from “Pan”
“Something’s Not Right” from “Pan”
“Paranoid Girl” from “Paranoid Girls”
“Better When I’m Dancin'” from “The Peanuts Movie”
“Pink & Blue” from “Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer”
“Flashlight” from “Pitch Perfect 2”
“Birds of a Feather” from “Poached”
“Still Breathing” from “Point Break”
“Manta Ray” from “Racing Extinction”
“Cold One” from “Ricki and the Flash”
“Torch” from “Rock the Kasbah”
“Someone Like You” from “The Rumperbutts”
“Aankhon Me Samaye Dil” from “Salt Bridge”
“Bachpana Thaa” from “Salt Bridge”
“Kanpne Lage Tum” from “Salt Bridge”
“Kyaa Bataaun Tujhe” from “Salt Bridge”
“Le Jaaye Jo Door Tumse” from “Salt Bridge”
“Na Jaane Kitni Door” from “Salt Bridge”
“Sookha Hi Rang Daalo” from “Salt Bridge”
“Feels Like Summer” from “Shaun the Sheep Movie”
“Phenomenal” from “Southpaw”
“Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre”
“Squeeze Me” from “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water”
“Teamwork” from “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water”
“Who Can You Trust” from “Spy”
“Came to Win” from “Sweet Micky for President”
“Mean Ol’ Moon” from “Ted 2”
“Love Was My Alibi” from “The Water Diviner”
“Fine on the Outside” from “When Marnie Was There”
“Simple Song #3” from “Youth”

Vibe & HHE