Let me start this post by saying I’m actually a fan of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Honestly, I cringe when I read the comments section on most Hip Hop blogs. The amount of racist and sexist statements made about these dudes on a regular basis is absolutely mind-boggling. In any case, the diatribe I’m about to engage in isn’t directed at them, exactly. It’s more so directed at the tomfoolerous industry bullshit they happen to benefit from. With that being said, don’t judge me as I rant while listening to “Neon Cathedral.”
Now, I can’t lie, son. I’m having some trouble formulating my thoughts right now. Firstly, because I’m just getting over acute bronchitis and borderline pneumonia. Meaning, my body weary, son. Secondly, because I simply can’t understand anyone who would think Macklemore’s The Heist was a better Rap-anything than Kendrick Lamar‘s good kid, m.A.A.d city. Yes, Mack had the bigger radio records, but I’m sick of Pop-appeal overwriting legitimate quality. I mean, run down the line, son! Kendrick had better rhymes, flows, stories, concepts, beats, features, cohesion, and not to mention, his father was fucking hilarious on the skits. What more could you ask for, man? How could Mack win Best Rap Album over that?! When it comes to Hip Hop, we’re going to be talking about Kendrick’s album 10 years from now. You think the culture is going to give a shit about “Thrift Shop?” I highly doubt it, bruh. Even Mack knows he shouldn’t have won that award. What else needs to be said? This is yet another example of Black culture being appropriated and our pertinent players being usurped. Thanks, America!
In the end, fuck Macklemore, fuck Ryan Lewis, fuck the Grammys as a staff, record label and as a motherfucking crew. And you if you want to be down with the Grammys, then fuck you too! Ok, I didn’t mean any of that. I listened to “Hit ‘Em Up” before I wrote this. Blame it on 2Pac, man! All in all, last night was another L for Hip Hop. Then again, why am I even surprised? Muhfuckas never luhed us, son! Good day.