Are the Grammy’s promoting trash? Yes. That is the answer. I wish I could leave it as that but I rather not leave you confused. So the Grammy’s started off in the 1950’s; it has been around for a while and it started off promoting trash such as rewarding Caucasian artists who stole original ideas and artistry from African-American, mostly jazz artists; people that have never been acknowledged for their contribution to the arts world and their contribution to societal escapism.
I see this replica in modern arts and Grammy awards. Don’t worry I will not be continuing on the awkward conversation of racial discrimination, though it needs to be addressed frequently because the ignorance is crazy (that will be another article) but the fact that ‘real’ music is hardly ever acknowledged but trash is rewarded. It is true everybody has different perspective on what real music is and what is not. For example (warning: cliché stereotype coming up) teenage girls going through their first break up would tell you that Taylor Swift and her Grammy for the album ‘1989’ is well deserved and that is real music but then would shrug of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Alright’ or in fact his whole album criticising it as being too racially charged when really he is addressing contemporary issues through the art of Music.
Fair enough one could argue Kendrick won some Grammys but the argument should be stretched out further than that. They say pain is art and that is what music should be, it should be passionate and it should be rewarded for being genuine not some delusional bloke repeating “all day nigga” or a fake villain talking about a bitchy fight in her boring song bad blood. Don’t get me wrong, music can be all fun and what not and can be about happiness and daisies and daffodils but serious (and time consuming, tedious) rituals or shall I say Grammy ceremonies should focus of acknowledging hard working and genuine artists that work to where they get too.