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THE GRAMMYS – WILL THEY DISS HIP-HOP?
I think it is quite possible that there is a worldwide conspiracy against Hip-Hop music and life. The rappers are getting locked up in droves, the music is castrated at radio and the videos get no play on outlets that should support. With that opinion, I offer this rumor to you. I have been told from a very small birdie that the Grammys will not be televising the rap/Hip-Hop portion of the awards. What I mean is, all the “best Hip-Hop” categories may not get any burn during the ceremony. They cut the female rapper part a ways back and now it seems like they may be getting slick. Remember when the rappers boycotted the Grammy’s back in the day for this reason? Sure you don’t. Read below:
In 1999, Jay-Z boycotted the Grammys:
“I am boycotting the Grammys because too many major rap artists continue to be overlooked,” Jay-Z said in a written statement. “Rappers deserve more attention from the Grammy committee and from the whole world. If it’s got a gun everybody knows about it; but if we go on a world tour, no one knows.”
In 1989, the whole rap movement at the time boycotted:
Three of the five nominees in what was then the brand new Rap Performance category announced they would boycott the event: LL Cool J and DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince were the first acts to pull out of the show, angered by the fact that the rap awards would not be part of the live, televised ceremony but would be part of the less prestigious pre-show proceedings instead. They were joined by the rap duo Salt-N-Pepa, who bowed out with a statement saying, “If they don’t want us, we don’t want them.” Rap and metal both got their own separate categories in the 1989 Grammy lineup for the first time, but while the metal awards were to be part of the live broadcast, rap was given second-class citizen status. Show producers said they had limited air time, and viewers “want George Michael,” not rap.
POLL: WHAT WILL RAPPERS DO IF THIS RUMOR IS TRUE?
I am hearing that Big Tigger is going to be replacing Donnie Simpson on the radio down there. Whoa…I know that’s got to be bitter sweet.
Oh man, Lil Duval…now I know why he said he won’t be going to Detroit soon. This dude apparently said, “Detroit is worse than Haiti.” OH BOY! Scream at me Duval! My sources tell me Duval is “on the list” and cannot do anything in Detroit.
Pepa better be ez! I heard Treach has new reality show called ” A Tribe Called Treach.”
A big shout out to Pitbull and E Thugsta!
NAUGHTY BY NATURE GIVES LOVE TO APACHE
THE GRAMMYS, WE LOVE YOU!!!
They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry!
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