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#41 Draztik

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 10:19 PM

That Kendrick and Imagine Dragons went hard though


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 10:32 PM

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 10:40 PM

IMO, they had to legitimize the song by giving it an award, knowing they were going to have a big gay marriage stance later on, featuring Madonna, Queen Latifah, and 33 people getting married.

 

This is about gay marriage and not about race.



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 10:43 PM

^

 

Pretty much, Hollywood and its PR agenda. Nothing against against homosexual rights, but this felt like a showcase to present a cause than an actual song of merit. Thought the marriages during the show were unnecessary and cheap.



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 10:47 PM

Macklemore's text message about his award. 

"Kendrick should have won" 

 

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My text to Kendrick after the show. He deserved best rap album... I'm honored and completely blown away to win anything much less 4 Grammys. But in that category, he should have won IMO. And that's taking nothing away from The Heist. Just giving GKMC it's proper respect.. With that being said, thank you to the fans. You're the reason we were on that stage tonight. And to play Same Love on that platform was a career highlight. The greatest honor of all. That's what this is about. Progress and art. Thank you. #grammys

 

 

 

mad respect to Macklemore.  


Edited by Majesty, January 26, 2014 - 10:48 PM.

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 11:26 PM

i don't give a [expletive] about who wins the grammy's outside of Daft Punk... but forgetting to pay tribute to Jeff Hanneman, and then cutting off the QOTSA/NIN/Grohl performance is utterly disrespectful. I'm livid right now.



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 11:32 PM

i don't give a [expletive] about who wins the grammy's outside of Daft Punk... but forgetting to pay tribute to Jeff Hanneman, and then cutting off the QOTSA/NIN/Grohl performance is utterly disrespectful. I'm livid right now.

 

I don't watch the Grammy's, were Queens of the Stone Age and NIN performing or was it just like a presentation?



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Posted January 27, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Macklemore's text message about his award.

"Kendrick should have won"

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My text to Kendrick after the show. He deserved best rap album... I'm honored and completely blown away to win anything much less 4 Grammys. But in that category, he should have won IMO. And that's taking nothing away from The Heist. Just giving GKMC it's proper respect.. With that being said, thank you to the fans. You're the reason we were on that stage tonight. And to play Same Love on that platform was a career highlight. The greatest honor of all. That's what this is about. Progress and art. Thank you. #grammys



mad respect to Macklemore.

Since you posted it twice.


You realize this is a gimmick to save face in the hip hop community? All of hip hop is going to hate Macklemore Pop Rap album.

Mack makes a song about gay rights but has several posts on twitter defacing gay people. He doesn't give a [expletive] about it. Quite the hypocrite.

Oh whatevs the publics retarded

Edited by Ham, January 27, 2014 - 12:01 AM.

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 12:09 AM

I don't watch the Grammy's, were Queens of the Stone Age and NIN performing or was it just like a presentation?

 

they were supposed to be performing together. It was amazing, [expletive]ers just cut them off.



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Posted January 27, 2014 - 12:18 AM

they were supposed to be performing together. It was amazing, [expletive]ers just cut them off.

 

That's BS, I don't really care for Foo Fighters, but loved QOTSA back in the day and NIN as well.



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Posted January 27, 2014 - 12:30 AM

https://mobile.twitt...name=macklemore

https://mobile.twitt..._name=RyanLewis

https://mobile.twitt...name=macklemore

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: "I care about gay rights"

Smhhhh

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 09:14 AM

People have been robbed at these sort of award shows all the time.

 

 

Doesn't make it a racial thing....lol



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Posted January 27, 2014 - 09:53 AM

^ Exactly, who cares TBH. All award shows are a big fat joke anyway IMO. I take it all with a grain of salt. I thought GKMC should have won, but if it didn't, so what? I fully expected him not to win, alway knew Maclemore would. Don't wanna pull the racial card but C'mon, it was obivious, LOL.

 

What bothers me more is the lack of diversity in the performances. All the african americans who perform had to perform with somebody else, where were our individual performances? That's what irks me the most.



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Posted January 27, 2014 - 11:07 AM

This reminds me have back in the days when Eminem got shuttout from the Grammy's because he is too "gangsta" or "controversy" then in a couple of years they invited him to be one of the performers and gave him several grammys.  I am sure Kendrick Lamar will get several grammys in the near future.   ANd I am not even a Kendrick Lamar fan.


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 12:54 PM

Since you posted it twice.


You realize this is a gimmick to save face in the hip hop community? All of hip hop is going to hate Macklemore Pop Rap album.

Mack makes a song about gay rights but has several posts on twitter defacing gay people. He doesn't give a [expletive] about it. Quite the hypocrite.

Oh whatevs the publics retarded



Doubt it, as he and Kendrick are friends in real life. 



Main thing is all the grammy's did was ensure they'd both sell more records cause people are gonna be picking sides and buying more of their albums. 


Macklemore's songs have a lot more substance than a lot of people NOT named Kendrick.  They're both pretty awesome and just rap about different things.  But people will argue between Macklemore and Kendrick, who both lyrically are some of the better rappers out there.  They don't have to worry about the Lil Wayne's and such anymore being told they own Hip hop and Macklemore and Kendrick both trump any new rapper that's come down the mainstream pipe in the last 6 years.   And only a select few were that good.  Lupe, J-Cole, Kendrick, Macklemore have been pretty much the best ones coming down the pipe lately. 

Aside from the old schoolers Eminem and Nas of course. 


But Mack and Kendrick both have skills, they just rap about different things.    Both are friends irl and both are skilled rappers.


So people are gonna pick sides and try to cause some sort of beef but all it's gonna do is raise both their album sales.   All the grammy's are nowadays are a springboard to create a story of who got robbed and subsequent record sales to rivalry. 


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 03:08 PM

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While the world debates... This is what we're on. #grammys

 

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 03:11 PM

https://mobile.twitt...name=macklemore

https://mobile.twitt..._name=RyanLewis

https://mobile.twitt...name=macklemore

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: "I care about gay rights"

Smhhhh

 

I'm not defending them, I'm not huge on their music, but I am open to the possibility that their views might have changed since over 3 years ago.


For example, I used to support mandated GMO labeling 2 years ago. You can quote me on it. Since then, my views have changed. I don't think the government should be able to force a business to operate in a certain way. These views have radically shifted in the span of 2 years. If you were to compare my character today with my opinion on the issue 2 years ago, it would not be a very effective argument.

 

With this stated, I am still looking forward to your comparison between the actual content of the albums.


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 03:24 PM

Kendrick is an incredibly openly bitter person. That's what makes him so great to me. So you ought to be crazy to think Kendrick is not going to be walking around with a massive chip on his shoulder. The [expletive] ain't happy, homies or not with Mack. Him and TDE are going to come crazy hard this year and further cementing west coast hip hop's resurgence.

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 04:51 PM

i don't give a [expletive] about who wins the grammy's outside of Daft Punk... but forgetting to pay tribute to Jeff Hanneman, and then cutting off the QOTSA/NIN/Grohl performance is utterly disrespectful. I'm livid right now.

[expletive]ers just cut them off.

 

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 10:42 PM

You know me.... devil's advocate.

 

If Hip-Hop is supposed to also encapsulate culture and lifestyle into the art, then Macklemore did just that. Six months after Macklemore's Same Love dropped, Washington State voted to legalize same-sex marriage (and barely). I honestly do not think it would have passed if Same Love was never released. I know that is a bold statement and it is near impossible to prove, but considering that:

 

1) Macklemore gained massive support off of Same Love

2) Same Love was played on the radio every other song

3) Legalizing same-sex marriage passed by a very slim margin

 

I can conclude that Same Love had an impact on the vote. This is huge for the LGBT civil rights movement. And to do that through music? That's hip-hop.

 

 

I still would have liked to see Kendrick take the cake. He is lyrically superior. However, you can't take away what Macklemore did for the LGBT social movement through his music. It is unprecedented.


Edited by -Wade-, January 27, 2014 - 10:47 PM.

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