What’s The Tea: On Award Shows

Artist Tyler The Creator Slams the Grammy’s for Racism within Genre’s & Voting

Sunday had proven itself to be a day of throwing shade from artist while at the LA Staple Center. Whether you’re an R&B and Soul vibing person, enjoy a spike of some rock & roll, or want to easy your mind to some calming country, we can thank artists for gifting our ears through awarding them. But can we really trust the judgment of platforms like the Grammys on their voting choices?

Artist Tyler the Creator provided his criticism on the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences consistently placing black artist in music genres that don’t exemplify their true audience that’s being reached. In his speech, “It sucks that whenever we — and I mean guys that look like me — do anything that’s genre-bending or that’s anything they always put it in a rap or urban category. I don’t like that ‘urban’ word — it’s just a politically correct way to say the n-word to me,” his feelings of discouragement resonated with other artists such as Alicia Keys, Beyonce,and JayZ who’ve spoken up about the issue in the past.

P.Diddy a.k.a Sean Comb spoke about this in the last Grammy awards. “Y’all be killing us man.” he says calling out the recording academy.  

Tyler Gregory Okonma, known professionally as Tyler the Creator. He ia an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He recently dropped his album IGOR in 2019. It won best rap album for 2020. “The name “Igor,” too, has a significant meaning to the album. Briefly speaking with my father—whose name happens to be Igor—he told me it is an “old back country Russian name meaning conqueror, strong, victorious, and things in that vein.” Meaning, we begin IGOR by naming our triumph” says DJbooth

 

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