Hey Street Poetry fans! It’s Liss here from blisswithliss coming to talk to you guys about these Grammy nominations. If you love street poetry, then you’ll definitely want to check out her guest post on my blog blisswithliss.
Now about these nominations… I personally don’t care too much for them. As a music fan, I pay attention to them but I just feel like Hip Hop/R&B/Soul don’t get the proper respect at these predominately White award shows. I catch the Grammys every so often, when there’s a big name I want to see perform, but I know it’s all rigged anyways so I never pay too much to the categories. I also don’t think that black artists needs validation from these awards shows and should support our own more often… but hey that’s the industry right? Everyone wants to say that they won a Grammy or Emmy or AMA… whatever.
However, I still want to acknowledge and celebrate the artists that did get nominated for the Grammy’s including my new fave (yes I am little late to the wave), Sza. She has multiple nominations this year, and I couldn’t be more happy for her. CTRL is a great album, and she truly deserves it. I’m wishing her the best.
I️ remember pretending to be vegan cause that’s all I️ could afford lol (chips avocado n salad mix ) I️ remember sleeping on everyone’s couch cause I missed the train AGAIN (thank yall for having me lol ) . Sold my beloved 500$ grillz for 50 bucks at the gold shop for train fair( I️ was SICK 😩 lol ). I️ BEGGED Punch for writers on this project cus I️ thought no one would ever like me the way I️ was . He said “U don’t need em”. I️ remember crying cus I️ didn’t have any hits or a quantifiable “sound”.. I️ remember feeling like damn maybe I suck . maybe I️ should try something else ? Maybe I’m jus wasting space ..Life’s weird . I️ Didn’t have any friends growing up. never gave my parents an opportunity to say “wow my kids killing it” didn’t graduate or do any fly shit before my nana died . been fired from every job I️ ever had ..I remember sobbing on the phone w punch pleading for the album not to come out cause I️ couldn’t take the embarrassment . Just wanted another week . Another day ?..he ignored me n said I’d be fine…This entire thing puts my wildest dreams to shame. I️ dunno what to say cause I️ dunno how to accept its even happening to me lol ? I’ve never won anything in my life even until this week (THANK YOU SOULTRAIN AWARDS!!) it all just feels strange somehow BUT IM SO OVERWHELMINGLY GRATEFUL FOR THIS STRANGENESS!! . I’m so in awe of Gods plan.. I just wanna live up to it. Thank you for listening to me.. thank you for understanding me.. thank u for bonding w my thoughts just the way they were. INFINITE GRATITUDE to the Recording Academy for this INCREDIBLE honor. I️ can’t even believe I’ve been considered. God bless every person who worked on this album or gave it an ear (specially the producers of the century @somethingnebula @iam_c_lang @thankgod4cody 💜) . Thank you Top and Punch for believing in me no matter what (even when I’m on your LAST nerves😊) . Thank u RCA for giving me new wings🙏🏾 THANK YOU GOD FOR THIS LIFE I️ DONT UNDERSTAND . #Ctrl.. a concept . #mygrannynominatedfor5grammys #TDE
Another nominee is the up and coming artist Khalid. He tweeted awhile back how he wanted to go to the Grammys one day, and look here. His dream has came true.
Some other honorable mentions include Jay Z, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars,Lil Uzi, Daniel Caesar, and Ledisi.
I may or may not tune in this year for the award show, but you never know. I’ll be looking to see who comes home with the awards though (via twitter of course 😉)
Will you all be watching the Grammys this year? How do you guys feel about the nominations? Who do you want to win?
*Discretion: My views may or may not reflect the views of street poetry*