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Why ‘Succession’ Rap ‘L to the Og’ Isn’t in the Hunt for an Emmy, and More on One of the TV Academy’s Weirder Categories

Why ‘Succession’ Rap ‘L to the Og’ Isn’t in the Hunt for an Emmy, and More on One of the TV Academy’s Weirder Categories

The Emmy nomination ballots are now closed, but in scouring this year’s entries, I was sad to see that “Succession” composer Nicholas Britell didn’t submit the show’s seminal Season 2 rap, “L to the Og.”

Featured in the “Succession” episode “Dundee,” the song was one of the cringiest, most memorable moments of the last TV season: At a black-tie dinner celebrating mega-mogul Logan Roy’s 50th year running Waystar Royco, his son Kendall (Jeremy Strong) — dressed in a baseball jersey, which had been under his tuxedo — stuns the crowd by rapping about his dad’s career. That embarrassing moment solidified for many viewers why they love to hate and hate to love the deliciously dysfunctional family at the heart of “Succession.”

From that moment on, I’ve been looking forward to the Emmys figuring out a way to recruit Strong to re-create that performance on the telecast. Even

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