Albums That Were Overlooked By The Grammys

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The Grammys

From October 1, 2011 to September 20, 2012, there was a surplus of albums released during this period. Most of those were rewarded with the recognition they deserved with a Grammy nomination. A Grammy award is the highest award for anyone in the music industry (depending on who you ask). According to Wikipedia, “It is the music equivalent to the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for stage performances, and the Academy Awards for motion pictures.”

There have been times in the past where mistakes have been made by the Grammy’s Association in their choice of who deserved their awards. Ol’ Dirty Bastard made his disapproval of the chosen winners in 1998. He rushed the stage to share his thought on Puffy winning for the Best Rap Album category instead of his group, Wu-Tang Clan. I share Big Baby Jesus’ feelings when some albums that I have purchased or artists that I have listened to in the past were announced as Grammy nominees. Congratulations to fun., Jeff Bhasker, Frank Ocean, Miguel, Estelle, Tamia, Salaam Reemi, and Nas on their nominations for the 55th Grammy Awards.

The following albums feature songs from artists I think deserved recognition from the National Recording Academy.

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Terrance Porter (Short-T) is a good kid from Ratchet City traveling through the world, searching for success with my Bachelor’s degree from LSU in Shreveport and open mind capable of expressing opinions on various topics and sharing life experiences. My preference as a rabid fan of original, abstract visuals and music is for my entertainment and therapy. I am a living contradiction as a people person that does not like people, meaning that I am social but I am also aware of others actions which is where most of my inspiration for writing comes from.
  • P-Body

    I can’t lie that Tyga album wasn’t bad especially that “Lil Homie” song, that beat was sick. Big KRIT album was dope…. Killer Mike album was okay. Common album could have been better but it was good just not like “BE” or “Finding Forever” were. That album didn’t come out in Dec 2012… Curren$y album was good. Mac Miller album was good too. Justin Bieber? His album was so so I listened to it a while back. I won’t listen to it again except for a few songs I suppose.

  • B-Easy

    I totally co-sign that Childish Gambino & Killer Mike should’ve gotten a nomination. Tyga & Justin Bieber on the other hand…

  • http://twitter.com/SauleWright Saule Wright

    Dope ass article fam. K.R.I.T. and Killer Mike got played all year (and will probably get played by our awards too if Kdot and Nas have anything to say about it) I’m bout tired of hearing The Biebs name on this site though lol

  • http://twitter.com/0_calvin Calvin 2.0

    Good write up dude. I like how smooth scrolling through the artists were. Kudos for recognising Killer Mike’s brilliance. But I really can’t co-sign Tyga or JB (Why even mention him?) But also I have to say, should we give a shit about Grammy nominations anymore. Not to shit on your article because I think it was good but ever since they nominated the Lonely Island for a grammy I think their choice in rap music is questionable. But nonetheless I suppose we’ll all still be checking out who wins.

  • thewirefan

    short-t has bieber fever

  • Arkitekt

    Yeah, the grammy’s has and always will be a joke in my opinion. You really think the selection committee listens to hip hop?