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May 20, 2022 at 5:24 pm #1204958539
I really hope Gaga can get SOTY, Pop Solo and SWFVM nods for Hold My Hand, I recognize me being bias in this case but I love the song!May 15, 2022 at 7:40 pm #1204953183
I just feel like that a white person being deeply introspective in a song about their evolving views on race growing up wouldn’t be given similar social graces. I feel if an individual wouldn’t appreciate one happening, neither should be made.May 15, 2022 at 10:01 am #1204952734
I enjoy Kendrick Lamar, I just think no one should get a pass on saying a slur and distributing it to the masses. I believe Kendrick should give an interview or explanation or at least make a public statement concerning the meaning of the song and imploring fans who might not be so inclined to understand the harm of the word.May 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm #1204952242
Yes, exactly. People are uncomfortable with the fact that millions of straight men are going to sing along with the song and say the f word multiple times because Kendrick gave them the pass to do so. I don’t think he did it with a malicious intent, the song is clearly anti homophobia but the point could’ve been made without the slurs.
This is what I meant. Although both words are horrible it would be ignorant to not admit that it is deemed more socially acceptable by society for a straight person to say the f slur than a non black person to say the n word. Many white people (thankfully it is improving) say the n word in song and then attempt to justify it. Kendrick is a straight male who although made a personal and admirable message and put in a song, I believe he is too intelligent to put the f slur in it and not let the already homophobic and transphobic hip hop community run with it.May 14, 2022 at 3:28 pm #1204952075
I think the nervousness with the slur in auntie diaries stems from people being nervous about the normalization of the usage of the word by straight people due to such a high profile release.May 14, 2022 at 12:05 am #1204951554
Madonna would have won for VogueMay 13, 2022 at 6:40 pm #1204951416
I could see Savior as it has a Keem feature and they’ve already won a Grammy together or Purple Heart which would net Summer Walker and Ghostface Killah their first Grammys. If they REALLY are going for a rap category’s sweep like with Damn then those are probably the best options. Kodak put on the performance of his career but he’s probably too toxic for voters.
Toxic is an understatement.
I believe that the Keem collaboration will be pushed.May 13, 2022 at 1:30 pm #1204951253
I am waiting to see how Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers looks in a month, but as of now I completely see AOTY going to him. I appreciate it in the sense that he released an equally acclaimable work to his previous albums. Not all the tracks speak to me but I can tell they were done immaculately and with great artistic thought. (Also, although I listen to all high profile rap releases it is by no means my bread and butter so I understand my placement with it, but one recognizes good art). Out of all the current releases I believe it should win AOTY and I think it would be good to reward him now, as I feel like there would be no argument of it being a “consolation” prize for him not winning before, as the product is obviously the best release so far, and Kendrick doesn’t deserve for his win to be viewed in such a way.
P.S. – all other rappers should not expect grammys this upcoming year – Kendrick is going 4/4 there is no plausible way the rap voters are not going to give him everything.May 13, 2022 at 11:30 am #1204951154
I personally took my time to listen to Kendrick’s studio album discography from good kid maad city to this and I can see the natural artistic progression. The only downside is that I feel like the shock and activism is a little but more forced this time around. I was NOT a fan of hearing a straight man use the f-slur but it even more frustrating to see more straight men on social media trying to justify it saying that because it is Kendrick it is for art. That word could have been removed from the song and the message would still be there. I expected more from a man who obviously knows about social issues.May 12, 2022 at 8:50 am #1204950043
Honey, this Grammy cycle is shitastic (YUCK!). I cannot come up with 5 Best New Artist nominees, yet alone 8-10.
I am impressed you came up with five, I am struggling with three. Really reaching at this point tbh. I guess I have to lower my standards of potential options.May 10, 2022 at 4:33 pm #1204948550
Nicki will only get nominated if she releases her album and there is acclaim and STABLE chart success. I feel she is well respected in rap and the lack of a committee will benefit her. She got nominated for the PinkPrint because it was one of the best rap releases that year and had acclaim and chart success. She lost to Kendrick because he had more. We shall see if 2023 repeats 2016.May 9, 2022 at 8:39 am #1204947135
I have nothing against Jack, but yeah he does give me frat boy/douchebag vibes. He seems nice, if a little immature, but I feel he shines in his music when he goes out of the frat boy image. I did not know that his album was getting middle of the road reviews (which, tbh is hard to do nowadays if the album is halfway decent). I was just surprised looking at the credits of the album as most tracks have at least 8/9-13 writers. This either means a lot of people earned songwriting credits, or he sampled something on nearly every track.May 8, 2022 at 6:33 pm #1204946481
I will go absolutely bonkers if Taylor wins all the awards again this time without releasing a proper studio album. If everything is re-recordings and she wins I will be sad. Fan-voted award shows are tricky because it becomes boring and sad when the same artist wins everything even though they didn’t necessarily release.April 30, 2022 at 9:30 am #1204938012
That’s cool! I was just curious, she would also become the first artist with 4 pop solo performance wins and 3 pop vocal album wins.April 30, 2022 at 9:02 am #1204937994
Has anyone received AOTY, ROTY, SOTY 3 times each in their career? I thought the record for SOTY wins was 2?Not now