The messages they deliver are much different and really shouldn't be compared. One is about a young mans life in Compton and the struggle in the inner city while the other is talking about same sex marriage rights, consumerism, etc. Not sure how his delivery was lack luster his songs with a message are very well put together. Then again this is just an opinion so no reason to go back and forth with that. On top of this the songs of Macklemore that actually have a message didn't even get any radio play time other than same love since that is just a big political topic. When GKMC came out it got a ton of radio time so that point is mute.
Secondly getting snubbed shouldn't have anything to do with macklemore. Did he vote for who won? Was it only up to him? That is like getting mad at Steve Nash when he won the MVP when Kobe deserved it. Also winning an award should not be a big deal and doesnt diminish how good of an album GKMC is. For example Leonardo Dicaprio might finally win an oscar this year, but to many he has been the best and most consistent actor in Hollywood for the last few years. Don't belittle Macklemore as an artist because your angry at the grammys, misplaced hate is a very dangerous thing.
yeah uhm macklemore got a ballot btw. every artist in it does.... but the majority of the votes come from people who know little of most categories (this is fact, go do some research). second, i didn't belittle him i just said his album was decent lmfaooooo, but definitely not worthy of best rap album in the grammys over a great rap album (reviews, ratings, rap fan support, and critical acclaim show this) like i said, i don't hate macklemore. a non-deserving artist should be rewarded over a deserving artists. it's a pretty simple concept that you and everyone on here doesn't seem to understand. if you think it was put together well, i have nothing to say to that. it is your opinion, however of course. but there is nothing you can say about gkmc being put together better. my thoughts are based on the support of the whole rap genre, critics, rappers, macklemore himself, not just myself. this isn't my opinion i'm voicing, this is raps. nas, 50 cent, india arie all got snubbed many times and they deserved to win too. just think about it how can nas, arguably the greatest rapper of all time not have a grammy... (especially for illmatic). i am definitely not pulling a race card. the grammy voting system needs to change.
horrible comparison with nash and kobe. this isn't an mvp award thats based on most successful player in the most successful team. btw the award is for best "rap" album not most successful rap album. please sit down, you're definitely not gonna win this battle. gkmc got radio time in rap stations not regular stations that everyone listens. outside of swimming pools there was no radio songs in all the most popular radio stations. cant hold us, for example, went 13 times platinum got played in rap stations every 30 minutes. if you didn't know about rap, who would you vote for? i remember switching radio stations 3 times and cant hold us came up each time or it was going to be the next song. same with thrift shop. what radios do you listen to? same love got plenty of radio time .
don't waste your time with me. you're talking to a rap fan since the late 80s.
Edited by Ham, February 01, 2014 - 11:31 AM.