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May 30, 2020 at 5:33 pm #1203509588
The GRAMMY forums are already contentious enough with trolls, bullies, stans, and fake accounts. Adding BLM talk into the mix is a recipe for disaster.
This is a very important coversation. And considering that this is a grammys thread, where we have witnessed years of racism, how do you separate the two?
Music from way back has been a weapon for fighting injustices.
There’s too much correlation to consider these as completely independent events.May 30, 2020 at 5:29 pm #1203509579
Another black person here. I just don’t feel the need to “spam” a Grammy thread with that talk. It’s all over social media and rightfully so. And this site has created places specifically for that type of dialogue. Besides, there are too many messy birds here. I fear someone really pissing me off and getting this blood pressure higher than what it already is.
Spam? Really spam?
Your blood pressure will be fine considering people are suffering far greater tragedies.May 30, 2020 at 5:22 pm #1203509568
Not the place? Lol
How come the gay rights aren’t a problem for the forum but #BlackLivesMatter need a new thread.
Not tryna start a war but there is no right time or place to create awareness and fight the individual and systemic racism.May 30, 2020 at 5:07 pm #1203509548
With everything going on. How come y’all quiet on the issues? Is it not your fortè or is this not the place/time?April 2, 2020 at 8:59 pm #1203407363
Jay Electronica has the best rap album out this era. It’s not even close.
Being in his 40s shouldn’t deter him from a BNA nomination. But he was already a name in the rap community.
Dua should release Love Again as her next single.It’s the only other good song on the album besides DSN. All these other options yall keep mentioning are bland if we are being honest.March 31, 2020 at 2:40 pm #1203403696
Honey, let’s not act like The Weeknd’s fan base are reading to illiterate children and helping the elderly walk across the street. Post Malone vs The Weeknd is literally Macklemore vs Kendrick. Two peas of a similar pod. But who sweeps? The WHITE artist. Get real! 2020 is NOT a strong year. The most popular, predictable, choice could win. And that certainly won’t be Dua Lipa’s flop album. Also, Post Malone is full blown Pop this era. The Weeknd is STILL Urban and BLACK. He may win Record of the Year/Song of the Year but NOT Album.
Macklemore vs Kendrick is NOT 2 peas in the same pod. DON’T EVER disrespect Kendrick like that ever again.
I donno if the grammys messed with some of yalls heads but don’t get shit twisted.
Dua Lipa’s sales are really disappointing considering 5SOS are outselling her in the UK.March 29, 2020 at 10:04 pm #1203400461
You can’t be racist towards white people. Racism involves systematical oppression, which is definitely not the case for y’all Caucasian folks. It is well known at this point that the Grammy’s as an institution favors white genres and white music. It is not “racist” to say that the majority of white winners were undeserved, cuz a big part of why they won was their skin color, and it’s a popular opinion that most of those wins were in fact undeserved. The clear bias towards black music, especially hip-hop (which is a mostly black genre, so don’t come with the “Eminem gets snubbed too!” argument), says a lot about the institution. It is to the point where one hip-hop album can sell and be considered the best album of our generation, and the Grammy’s rather reward a white popstar. You can not tell me with a straight face that To Pimp A Butterfly isn’t a better album than 1989 – that’s not even an opinion at this point. So yes, black artists, specially those in predominantly-black genres, have to try extra-harder and are often snubbed in favor of mediocre music by white artists. And that’s on institutional racism.
Reposting this for the racist asses that need re-education
#endracismatgrammysMarch 29, 2020 at 10:01 pm #1203400453
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Honey, get real! 99% of the white general field winners in the last ten years did NOT deserve to win.
I’d say 99.9%
Again there is nothing wrong with thinking that they don’t deserve it, but someone’s skin colour does not mean that they have talent or not. There are just as many talented white artists as there are non-white artists.
Did anyone see this? The racism jumped out
It’s funny how if someone typed the exact same comment that Toni said but replaced the word “white” with “black”, then people would hate them and accuse them of racism.
What kind of racist nonsense is this? You should be ashamed of yourself. In which situation would you replace the word “white” with “black”? Huh. For all the artistry black artists have had, invented, popularized; they have been paid dust. And for what? For white artists to bite their styles and ‘borrow’ their influences in style, accent, way of life, dressing e.t.c and be praised for being ‘different’ and ‘ground-breaking’.
So again, where can ‘black’ and ‘white’ be interchangeabli? The white artists almost always take the awards. For crying out loud . Since Lauryn Hill, black artists have won 9 times in Album, Song and Record of the year. That is a 14% win rate. And then we have artists like Ariana now ‘sounding’ black. All for you to expose your racist ass here? Who bans people on here coz Im tryna report this.
Lemonade and To Pimp a Butterfly definitely deserved it that year. Doesn’t mean that the non-white artists of that year lacked talent or deserved to be in contention.
Was the question ever about talent or contention? Best believe if you are nominared for the grammys you have to be talented.March 28, 2020 at 9:24 am #1203398350
Ya’ll remember how Andra Day’s Rise up wasn’t shown love in any of the major categories. Thinking out loud won that year over Alright(which those despicable humans didn’t even nominate for Record) and the other nominees : Blank space and Co. The grammys really do suck. She sadly lost to The Weeknd in R&B perfomance.(Now I love The Weeknd but fuck earned it)
Anyways, I was making a case for how Andra Day was played dirty. Such a shame considering how that song alongside Alright have become so impactful.
#EndRacismAtTheGrammysMarch 28, 2020 at 4:13 am #1203398043
Finally heard the Dua album. Really really amazing production. But that’s about it. It reminded me of Jess Glynne’s I cry when I laugh which I consider a better album(That album didn’t get grammy love, painfully)
There’s nothing ground breaking about Dua’s album. Really. I don’t get the hype. All that hype deserves to go to the production coz that’s one of the best produced records in recent memory.
Don’t start now is the standout but I don’t see her winning for this record when she didn’t win for Dua Lipa.
Did someone call The Weeknd too ‘edgy’ and ‘urban’. Lmao. Is that what those old white grammy racists tell themselves?
Bad Bunny has created a lot of buzz and maintained it. The streaming numbers from his album are not going down(surprisingly) and although I don’t speak/understand spanish. There are bops on that wierdly titled album. I expect him to win in the latino categories.
What are the critics smoking of late though? Lil Uzi is at 88, J Hus at 87, Bad Bunny at 88, Dua at 89. Are they being paid?March 25, 2020 at 11:17 pm #1203394747
Isn’t Sufjan’s album only instrumentals ? Carrie & Lowell was one of the best albums of the 2010s but I don’t think Aporia is a proper follow up. Sounds more like a side project a la Planetarium
Thank you So Very Much. I’m not tryna hear instrumentals.March 25, 2020 at 10:48 pm #1203394729
Carrie & Lowell is not criminally underrated, shown with its huge amount of critical success. Right now, Gaga’s single as of now is a flop, but is slowing rising in radio and charts. I’m 50/50 on Gaga’s success this era, especially due to the Coronavirus. But hey I feel optimistic and I hope you guys too. and is Rihanna an artist at this point? girl teases us more than a stripper.
Carrie & Lowell was only a critical success not a commercial one.
Gaga is only rising on radio and thats the last place you want to consider to measure success. We all know how that works. SL was/is a streaming stalemate and the digital sales only lasted the first week(They weren’t even that good)March 25, 2020 at 9:59 pm #1203394660
Has anybody heard the new Sufjan stevens? Is it good? Carrie & Lowell is a criminally under-rated masterpiece.
Also, people please, stop ashaming yourselves and your ancestors by pretending Stupid Love isn’t the worst dissapointment in pop in the last 5 years. Lmao. What was Gaga and her team high on coz I need to stay away from that. She wasted all the ASIB momentum.March 25, 2020 at 9:49 pm #1203394651
Only white people think Gambino is great at singing and acting. (Happens to be a good rapper though) His low album sales show that people aren’t really listening after the WILDLY over-rated Awaken my love.
I was rooting for Dua with her self titled debut(highly unde-rated album) but I’m not feeling this era. Don’t start now is a good song but yall over-rating it sooo much.
When are the really good projects coming coz most of the music out right now is HYPE!