Hip Hop and The Grammys

Peace.

The Grammy Awards…..does it really solidify you as an artist once you’re given one? I don’t think so. I think it’s hit or miss. But if you look back at history…most artists fell the fuck off after they won a Grammy.

Nelly, Lauryn Hill,LL Cool J, and even T.I. haven’t had the same impact on hip hop since they won Grammys. Lauryn went nuts and no one’s really seen her since. Nelly, no comment. LL Cool J is trying to make moves in the fashion world and he recently released Exit 13. Both are lost causes in my opinion. And T.I. hasn’t made major waves since he released King.

They either fall off or become extremely hip-pop. I think it’s sad in a way. They start off hungry. They want fame, attention, gratification, money, respect, and a voice that carries through history. But instead they become mainstays on Top 40 radio stations across the country. Their fans are no longer graf artists with backpacks, or hood niggas with 45’s in their waistbands. Their new fan base is teenage White America. Is that really success? Or is that sellin out?

Just Listen. ~Soul

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~ by Darling Niki on January 18, 2009.

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