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Hey, Grammy! Keite Young Is Missing From Your List!

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One of my favorite new artists this year is Keite Young. The Fort Worth, Texas native released his debut disc, The Rise and Fall of Keite Young, on Hidden Beach in late August, and I've been bumping it ever since. My interest in this project was aroused when I saw the smoking hot video for the first single "If We Were Alone" featuring N'dambi. I'm not a smoker, but I felt like I needed to take a long drag after watching that clip and listening to the song. The track is a sexy, classy and classic duet. It leans more toward Rick James and Teena Marie, than Justin Timberlake and Beyoncé.

So imagine my shock and awe when I saw that Keite's name was omitted from this year's Grammy Award nominees, and "If We Were Alone" was nowhere to be found. Surely someone at the Recording Academy fell, bumped their head and lost their hearing when they nominated T-Pain and Akon for the Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
for the song "Bartender." I guess that travesty of justice was the Grammy Awards attempting to be hip, happening and now--at the expense of real, deserving talent on the level of Keite Young and N'dambi.

Stay tuned to SoulBounce for an interview with Keite Young next week. We'll show a brotha love since the Grammy Awards won't.

Previously:
Hey, Grammy! You Missed Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings!
Hey, Grammy! What About Talib Kweli?
Hey, Grammy! Did You Forget About John Legend?


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2 Responses

  1. Yea I fired up a Black and Mild myself after seeing that video for the first time. You already know I think there's something about Keite. Grammy must not know 'bout him. It's just a matter of time before they do. They just need to watch the You Tube of him messing up that doobie and getting down on Beautiful Ones.

  2. Come on now you guys forget who gets the ballots for Grammy voting plus this guy has wack hair. Remember the Grammy's is about creating GOOD TV and not about awarding the best of the year. A drunk Amy Winehouse and Kanye West who's mother is not with us anymore makes for compelling and controversial moments. The Grammy's ia bout selling commercials not giving praise to some unknown dude.



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