Lupe and Jill are Grammy Winners, but You’d Never Know It

jill_scott_grammy_2008.jpgAs expected, many of the "urban" (read: black) awards weren't televised on last night's Grammy ceremony, purportedly to focus on performances in honor of Grammy's 50th anniversary. Yeah ok. We probably could've done without Rihanna spoiling The Time's "Jungle Love" with her Viki the Robot sounding "vocals", or the 50-eleven performances by Alicia Keys. As noted in our wrap-up, Jill Scott and Lupe Fiasco won for "Daydreamin'", as well as Ne-Yo, Prince, Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, and Common. Kanye West and Amy Winehouse also won a few awards prior to the ceremony. (Yes, we're thinking Amy is a little "urban".)

Now, in all fairness, several categories weren't televised, but it may be worth pointing out that there's a segment of music lovers out there that has once again been underserved. Some of us don't live and die by Pop music and even more of us are over the age of 12. By trotting out our favorite vocalists for inexplicable duets and Gospel throwdowns but not showing them accept their awards, Grammy is marginalizing these artists even more and telling their fans they don't really matter as much. I can listen to and watch these folks sing all day, but I'd like to be able to see them win at a ceremony other than the Soul Train and NAACP Image Awards. I'm just saying...

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4 Responses

  1. Did you just call her "Butt-licious"? Oh wait, I mis-read. Carry on!

  2. Word, nOva. Nuff said. I expected to see at least a couple of these categories announced on TV and to at least see them in the crowd. I did see Ledisi and unless I blinked, that was about it.
    I have to admit that as much as I've talked slick about Amy, I was amused by her a good way. Her sly smile while singing those two songs was priceless. She looked good as she can look these days. Her reaction to her win was touching. I really hope she gets her act together.
    I want someone to contextualize why Solange was even there. She's not relevant. Was it to give RiRi her special brand of side eye when she pulled her "brother-in-law" up on the stage?

  3. Sorry to disappoint, Stylus. I got you next time.
    What woulda really been funny is if nOva and I published our IM convo that we had during the ceremony. We were cutting up something terrible.


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