So I want to touch on the #Grammys today since so much of what I do is based on music. First off I think the people that won were deserving considering the nominees. What I really want to touch on is the uproar over the Rap categories. Everywhere I turn people are pissed off (mainly black folks) and dogging #Macklemore for winning out over Kendrick Lamar? Pissed off that Macklemore won almost all but one of the rap categories at the #Grammys “Best New Artist, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, & Best Rap Album” Whats there to debate?
First off he did it on his own independently w/o the corporate marketing machine behind him! He built his own LOYAL fan base from scratch, He talks about subjects that 99% of rappers wont touch, BUT be the same ones running around in skirts and women’s yoga pants? He actually has songs that mean something to alot of people, his words said what they couldn’t but you got alot of so called “REAL” Hip-hop heads always talking bout they want to hear something w substance? WTF was he rapping bout? 99% of rappers today all talk about the same shit, drugs, strip clubs, n popping bottles w money they aint got?
Most of your rappers today are copy cats doing & saying the same thing as other rappers do! You cant tell when a rapper is from NY, Seattle or Atlanta anymore? I always thought music was about expression and being different from the next artist but apparently in rap that doesn’t matter anymore. When it can be proven that your so called gangsters, n drug dealers are ex cops but still talk about a life they didn’t live and still have a career means the consumers of this music don’t care and follow blindly.
I think Kendrick Lamar would have been an excellent choice to win also but obviously he didn’t have a problem w it and neither should you as shown by his messages to Macklemore.
Thrift Shop showed the WORLD that you don’t have to go buy Versace & Gucci to look good while making it rain on strippers w your rent money. His album shows us that u can have good music about change, equality, politics, being different and people will accept it! You just have to look at it for what it is a GREAT album and stop being hypocrites on one hand wanting rap music to be different but on the other not accepting it when someone different comes along, not talking about the same shit your used to hearing. Kendrick had an outstanding year and a great album as well but not near the impact Macklemore’s did overall socially and consciously. Matter of fact I think all Thrift shops from Goodwill, Salvation Army etc should cut him a check for increasing their sales!
Do you think different leave a comment!
Check out the full list of Grammy Nominees & Winners here—–> 56th Annual Grammy Nominees & Award Winners