i saw all the outrage after the grammys.
“we” were mad some of our favorites got snubbed.
it may have been faux outrage.
that’s open for opinion.
i know one thing tho…
Black folks need to get it together when it comes to our own
in therapy as a cub,
i learned something that always stuck with me.
it’s easy to blame someone else for our problems.
i notice some black folks love to do that.
we might need to take a look in mirror and face ourselves.
well here you go:
we can’t get too mad at bruno mars.
we let him,
and others like him,
take our music and make it acceptable to win awards with.
would we have supported tremaine if he did a “24k magic” album?
our old school wave gets rave reviews when done by someone else.
i find that interesting.
so i had to wonder another something else.
is it that we don’t support our artists…
…Or is the game really set up for them to actually fail?
tremaine could make an album like bruno,
but we would tell him that he’s going backwards.
his management would probably tell him that it won’t sell.
so my question is what’s “forwards” then?
what “sells” for him?
why is this okay:
but this isn’t:
as much as i love to hear tremaine sing,
he’s stuck in a “trap ‘n’ b” world.
“we” put him there.
chris is the same way.
the vixens seem to have more freedom to jump from genre to genre.
we tend to accept b and rih going back and forth.
the males don’t seem to have that luxury.
our main wolves who sing right now are trying to be rappers.
males don’t want to sing r&b anymore like rappers don’t want to rap.
mumble rap is in; bars are out.
i could be wrong with my assumptions and please correct me if so
and i hate to break it to ya,
The Grammys don’t support us
we need to keep it moving.
it was so embarrassing to see jay looking foolish last night.
b and rih learned their lessons from last year.
there are fully functioning black awards that cater to our talents.
some of our bigger artists have excuses as to why they won’t attend.
i’m kinda looking at you jay.
after these last few years,
i hope this serves as a lesson for those who wanted acceptance.
They don’t want “you”,
but they want “you” in someone else
“blue eyed soul” as they call it now?
i wish everything would go back to how it was in the 90s.
black artists had freedom to be and do what they wanted.
it wasn’t also “one artist who could be the only artist”.
labels weren’t shelving other black artists so they wouldn’t serve as competition.
folks seemed to have embraced the competition back then.
stan culture didn’t exist either.
there were many who were able to tell different stories.
it all honestly sucks now.
some of it is our faults.
we opened the door,
closed it on some of our own,
and silently created monsters in a whole other races.
once we accept these things,
we might be able to change and start anew.
too bad some of us enjoy being simply just mad so…
we’ll be over it until the next outrage.
lowkey: it would be nice if we stopped tearing each other down.
we stay going in on our own.
why is this okay that we do this?