Special Edition: Grammys 2018

“Real music doesn’t always win Grammys.”

TRUUUUUUUUUUUU. When I tell you I’m sick – I’m sick to my stomach. Sick to my core. Sicki Minaj. But unsurprised. Actually, I’m almost positive I predicted the results of this year’s Grammy’s about 4 months ago. And you know what? I WAS RIGHT.

Disappointed

Because the formula literally never changes. They give all the smaller hip hop awards to the most radio-popular song and dust over music that really made people talk/think. I.e. Kendrick “Humble’s” consistent win over Jay-Z and “The Story of OJ”. But again, am I surprised? Of course not. I.e. Last year’s winners.

Drake’s “Hotline Bling” over “Freedom” with Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar

Drake’s “Hotline Bling” over Kanye’s “Famous” AND “Ultra Light Beam”

Chance’s “The Coloring Book” over Kanye’s “Life of Pablo” (okay, this one’s a little more biased, but you get the point)

Now once you get to the big awards, you’d assume this song wins right? At least once? NOPE.

2014’s Song of the Year “Royals” by Lorde

2015’s Song of the Year “Stay with Me” by Sam Smith

2016’s Song of the Year “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

2017’s Song of the Year “Hello” by Adele

Soooo as you can see, the major awards at the Grammy’s are always won by mediocre *whispers* white people. Well okay, mediocre is a stretch. But white people with over-played songs nonetheless. And with that, I was able to predict the 2018 Song of the Year winner: Bruno with “That’s What I Like.”

Now is he white? No

And is he average? By no standards.

BUT as a virtually meaningless radio song, OF COURSE, it would win over competition like “4:44” and for the album of the year (which Bruno also won) “Awaken, My Love!” by Childish Gambino, “4:44” by Jay-Z, and “HUMBLE.” by Kendrick Lamar.

So will I ever watch the Grammy’s again? Probably not. But will I be predicting winners for cold hard cash. Probably. (Probably not – isn’t that illegal).

With that trillists, I bid you adieu. AND STOP WATCHING THE GRAMMY’S!

 

In Peace & Power,

Netflix n Trill

*Disclaimer: all of this is purely my own opinion. Offended? Unhappy? Please see our complaints drop-off (there is none)*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Special Edition: Grammys 2018

  1. haha let me tell you, I definitely don’t think Jay-Z deserved to win album of the year with 4:44 and I called that when nominations were first announced. Yes Story of OJ, GREAT. Album, QUALITY. Of the year? No
    Now does this mean the Grammy’s are unbiased? Absolutely not, I mean who is Beck really? But , will I watch the Grammys again? They seem to get the nominations alright but it’s the winners where they fail. In turn they get my view because of the mere hope that if Queen Bey decides to show up she may show out…

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  2. This is so true and pretty much sums up why I don’t even bother to keep up with pop culture, award shows, E! News-type topics, etc. Because they never embody the truth. And even if not the truth, they never align with nor even address what I believe to make sense based off of what I guess (unfortunately) you could call my non-mainstream train of thought. Even though it’s not even all that revolutionary. It simply takes an important and deeper, analysis of our everyday mainstream medias such as music, TV, and movies. An analysis that often times reveals truths that are harder to deal with than instead thinking about the nonsense that radio pop music discusses. The grammy-winning medias avoid these topics, and are celebrated for sticking to more aloof topics. It’s a shame

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