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Grammy Showdown 2014: Who’ll Win the Big Categories?

Will Daft Punk get lucky? Could Kendrick beat Kanye? Expert artists — and a Vegas oddsmaker — make their picks

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Will Daft Punk get lucky? Could Kendrick beat Kanye? Our all-star panel of top artists – plus a top Las Vegas oddsmaker – break it down. By Patrick Doyle

The Panel:

• Darius Rucker
• Matt Berninger of The National
• Alana Haim of Haim
• DJ-Producer A-Trak
• James Blake

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Best Rap Album

Nominees:

• Drake Nothing Was the Same
• Jay Z Magna Carta… Holy Grail
• Kendrick Lamar good kid m.A.A.d city
• Macklemore and Ryan Lewis The Heist
• Kanye West Yeezus

The Experts Say:

A-Trak: It's Yeezus. Kanye always puts his ass on the line, and everyone follows.

Darius Rucker: Jay Z's records are so hot and original.

Alana Haim: This is like Sophie's Choice! But I've always been a fan of Drake. Even in the Degrassi days.

Vegas Odds Favor:
Drake 11-5

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