Every year there is anticipation in the music industry including Rappers, Singers and Songwriters who are waiting for the day where they walk on the stage and have their golden record player handed to them. Sunday, February 8th, 2015 will be the day. Winning sort of means you’re the best of the best in what you do.
But there has been major controversy about Record of the Year nominee, Iggy Azalea and how she does not be deserve a Grammy, because she is not as good as the other female rappers that are out now. But she is up for numerous categories, one of them being Best Rap Album that includes Childish Gambino, Common, Eminem, Schoolboy Q, and Wiz Khalifa. The question is…Will Iggy win because she is so mainstream?
Rapper J Cole paints the bigger picture on this issue on how the original sound of rap music have been taken over and mastered by white rappers, which he talks about in his song “Fire Squad”
History repeats itself and that’s just how it goes
Same way that these rappers always bite each others flows
Same thing that my nigga Elvis did with Rock n Roll
Justin Timberlake, Eminem, and then Macklemore
While silly niggas argue over who gone snatch the crown
Look around my nigga white people have snatched the sound
This year I’ll prolly go to the awards dappered down
Watch Iggy win a Grammy as I try to crack a smile
I’m just playin’, but all good jokes contain true shit
Do you think this is a true statement? And will you be upset if Iggy wins or will you just let her shine?
Tune in Sunday FEB 8th 8/7c On CBS