hip hop the vote

lets see the olympics encompasses winter sports and summer sports, and have everything from my FAV snowboarding to gymnastics to shooting targets and canoeing and track and field to whatever ppl do in equestrian on their big horsies 

meanwhile, the competition is predominantly hip hop, the other half is contemporary, voted off the only tap act, just HAD to have the only two latin dance groups eat one another, god knows where amanda and d’angelo will be next episode, no dancehall, no ballet in sight, no pole dancing, no acrobatic acts, no other foreign styles of dance or traditional dancing, nothing outside of mainstream american dance styles are being presented, the olympics arent baseball football and soccer 

Grammys secret ballot: Three insiders reveal which stars got their vote

Best Rap Album

The Contenders: 

  • The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
  • Because the Internet, Childish Gambino
  • Nobody’s Smiling, Common
  • The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem
  • Oxymoron, Schoolboy Q
  • Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa

The Artist: I’ve heard some of the Childish Gambino, and I liked it. ButSchoolboy Q seemed like the most fun and the stupidest and the most partying of all the ones in the category. I always go with the people who are willing to party and have fun. I think the Grammys need that.

The Producer: I’m going to be controversial here and say Iggy Azalea. Look, I’ve spent a lot of time in Australia, and Australian white people are way whiter than American white people. They put extra mayonnaise on everything. So there’s something interesting about this girl from Australia dominating the hip-hop world.

The Songwriter: Skip! [Laughs]

So a Grammy voter voted for Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic not because her album was great but because she’s white, what did I tell y'all. They’re going to give her the best rap album because she’s white not because her album was good. 

anonymous asked:

Lmao Suga's mixtapes are getting more hype than Rapmon's mixtape, that shows who the better rapper is

Suga getting more hype for his mixtape compared to Rapmon statistically makes sense because Rapmon released his mixtape before BTS blew up internationally as a group. So naturally Suga’s mixtapes will garner more views and attention because as a collective group they have gained more fans and therefore a larger audience since then. THAT part I agree with. What I don’t agree with is you using that statistical fact to support your opinion that Suga is a better rapper than Rapmon. 

First of all, these two have different lyrical and rapping styles, so why are you even comparing them in the first place. Second of all, your message seems to have a lot of hatred towards Rapmon, and that automatically makes it irrelevant in my opinion. Third of all, Rapmon’s mixtape made it on ‘Spin’s 50 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2015’ which was voted on by hip hop artists all around the world, so why are you putting him down when his rap skills are respected by artists in an international/global scale. And lastly, Suga and Rapmon have been friends for nearly a decade now, so you putting Rapmon against Suga or vice versa as a means to prove your love and adoration to either of them is just wrong. Imagine what would Suga say to you if he sees you talking shit about one of his best friends like this.

More than 3,000 people have registered to vote in Ferguson, MO, since the death of #MichaelBrown

“More than 3,000 people have registered to vote in Ferguson, Mo., since the death of Michael Brown — a surge in interest that may mean the city of 21,000 people is ready for a change.

Since a white police officer shot the unarmed black 18-year-old on Aug. 9, voter registration booths and cards have popped up alongside protests in the city and surrounding neighborhoods. The result: 4,839 people in St. Louis County have registered to vote since the shooting; 3,287 of them live in Ferguson.”

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/02/ferguson-vote-registration/16572305/ #RespectMyVote


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The 2014 Grammy's: Open Letter from @IndiaArie
@Kendricklamar WAS robbed, BUT he was not the only one who was robbed. Personally, I was pleased he was able to perform and they KILLED! IT! One of the FEW moving moments of the night for ME.

Though it’s called “Music industries biggest night” the #Grammys are NOT about the music, it’s a popularity contest. The voting process allows people, to vote on name recognition alone - the music industry politics is a whole NUTHER conversation.  Too much to go into here.

The American Music Awards is a show that awards sales and popularity - the #Grammys are SAID to be about the music.

If the hip hop community voted on hip hop -  r&b COMMUNITY the same -  same for each category - we’d see winners that reflect the MUSIC ITSELF. We all know that’s just not the way it goes. 

NOW the BIGGER losers, are ALL of black music. Where was the black music community represented in last nights #Grammy show? Performers and Winners (or not) … Where were the black artists?

And this isn’t the first time the #Grammy’s has had a show all but excluding young black America and black artists in general, although we set the worlds musical trends. Why NOT televise the lifetime achievement awards of the Isley Brothers? SURELY they deserved to be on televised stage LAST NIGHT! While other artists were on stage TWICE?

The truth is in a perfect world diversity would matter, and respect would be rampant, but the TRUTH is, The #Grammys is a television show, and in THAT world ratings reign supreme.  So, in general, bigger names take the stage, and sadly the biggest names often times ARE BIGGER drawn along racial lines from the release of an album. i.e. marketing dollars, and just general support.  It’s unfortunate.

I don’t even get surprised any more, but, it still hits my sense of fairness, because I KNOW many of the artists who are overlooked. I LIVE in that world. We keep showing up and subjecting ourselves to the game, hoping MAYBE we’ll win. I was so HAPPY to see @Kendricklamar take that stage - because it is a FORM of winning, at LEAST, he was SEEN.

Speaking of diversity, congratulations to my PERSONAL favorite albums of the year -  @I_GregoryPorter #LiquidSpirit @Realsnarkypuppy and @lalahhathaway on your win and THANK YOU! @pharrell for acting RIGHT in the presence of the greatness that is @Nilerodgers and #StevieWonder

Love to all #SoulBirdsWorldWide

P.S. No mention of Nelson Mandela at ALL? … and THIS is why we NEED the Image Awards AND the BET awards.