Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won the 2014 Grammy for best rap album beating out Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jay Z & Kanye West. Thoughts?
No surprise here. Confirms what we already knew about the grammys.
Damn. The Heist was a good album but damn GOOD Kid MAD City was the best album of the year.
THAT IS BULLSHIT…….
nah.. its the Grammys, we need them to do that! Be surprised and afraid when u see real rap win that shit, thats when u know its some bullshit coming round the corner
Shocked if 50 got no grammies Nas what chance did Kendrick really have ……
You only win Grammy’s for commercial sales, plus with the whole homosexual, tranny, weirdo, community behind them you know Ryan and Macklemore were going to win. The gays practically run the entertainment industry these days.
Eminem the biggest rap star on earth. Macklemore the biggest new rapper. Justin, Robin Thicke and Bieber run R&B. We can pack our shit and move on to something new now. We’ve lost our cultures, and this is just the beginning. I fucks wit Justin, Robin, and Em. Very respectable artists, but Macklemore is one of the most basic rapping, overrated artists Ive ever seen. What a fuckin joke.
you gotta be fuckin kiddin me since they can’t be Serena or tiger. they cheat us out of hip hop this s*** is ridiculous
damn scarface was rite…we can’t have nothin…
I don’t agree with it but He did have a ton of radio hits so commercially it was the biggest album
I been stopped looking for the grammy’s to honor real hiphop & r&b artistry. They don’t have a respectable method to their voting process…they just basically pull names out of a hat…always have. So the grammy’s hold no weight to me.
is anyone surprised?
Grammy’s best rap album award goes as followed.
1. give it to eminem no matter what
2. if eminem doesn’t have an album out, give it to the least threatening rapper ie kanye (preppy college drop out) outkast (more specifically andre 3000) lil wayne(skate boarder/ rock star)…etc
jus think about this. life after death, the blueprint, the black album & get rich or die trying all lost in the hiphop category. i respect macklemore but its outlandish that he won every single hiphop category.
SHIT WHAT HAPPENED DRAKE? LMFAO! I GUESS THEY TOOK THE JEW LAST YEAR. OVER THE NIGGA. AND THIS YEAR THEY TOOK THE WHITE BOY. OVER THE NIGGA AND THE HALF JEW!
Don’t hate on Kast PLEASE!! they deserved a Grammy that year!! it was the album of the year no question. That is all.As for this year, anyone but Macklemore should’ve took home that best hip hop album award.
Just like Paul moonie said Don’t get to confutable because white people will cone and take you. They only want niggaz to have a lil bit of fun
ya some ignorant people…
Five great albums were listed in this category. Somebody had to win. Congrats to Macklemore
Plain and simple… They won because their album probably contains the LEAST amount ignorance. A bunch of “real” rappers who say “Ni**a” every 2 – 4 bars, versus a guy who probably will never say it (is my guess because i never actually heard his album, but am pretty sure is real good guess).
kdot was robbed
this is how you know the industry is run by faggots. u know how this clown won some rap Grammy’s? its cuz Grammy’s is just some shit that make those weird gay type people happy cuz they the only ones that buy this horseshit…every once inna while they might get it right but then its back to the same ol bullshit, pleasing people that be the ones watching day time talk television like the fuckin ellen show nd good morning america nd shit…fuck the grammy’s and their homosexual agenda, they have 0 credibility
The Heist was a great album and had universal playback, but Good kid, m.a.a.d city had a narrower audience. Macklemore was universally accepted, not a niche rapper that appeals to only a few groups. Not to take away from Kendrick, who is the best rapper out right now, but he didn’t have as much media saturation.
I’m pretty sure Thrift Shop was featured in KMart commercials, Can’t Hold Us in Microsoft’s Internet explorer ads, plus VH1 used most of his album as dramatic music for their reality shows. Kendrick was featured in a host of magazines and his social media presence was strong and blew up after the “Control” verse.
However, your best friend Becky’s mother wasn’t singing Swimming Pools, or playing M.a.a.d city in the car, but it was probably Can’t Hold Us or Thrift Shop. Both artists deserve props but if you really thinking about it, the result isn’t surprising.
Talking about a HIEST.
yal knew the white boy was gonna win . c’mon the grammy’s never liked hip-hop music from the start . they don’t dictate whats hot in our culture the streets do . so stop looking to masa’s table for his crumbs . and lets come out to support our own awards shows like we use too !
y’all some ignorant muthafuckas. and i have yet to even attempt to listen to macklemore album i have no idea if his shit is hot, or wack or overrated or what.
but these comments lack substance to say the least
I mean we need to understand who votes for these grammy’s and their perspective. This was a more post-black/hipster rap album and those are the voters so that is who wins when they listen to the albums
Yo my co-worker plays Macklemore all day. That shit is elevator music
Take out R, MM, from GRAMMY = GAY
IronHorseOne…… the issue is not who had more appeal. We as black Americans represent less than 20 percent of the US population therefore if 20 percent of the white/other population like Heist, opposed to 50 percent of the black population like Maad City obviously R&M are going to win. The point is Kendrick Lamar has a rap album, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis do not have a rap album. It is a pop light rock album with rap lyrics sprinkled in. How many “rap” stations played Thrift Shop?
@garfield. . …Your shit is real. Lupe, Mos Def ,Common, Talib kwali, not trendy …….limited Airplay , socially conscious music no airplay because they are not Grammy friendly like Will Smith or young MC. if you want to give somebody a Grammy create a soft rap category: how do you have Rap Album of the Year and get no airplay from from hip hop in R&B stations ????