There were some things from Grammy Night that I noticed and simply had to say SOMETHING. Whether it garnered an eyebrow raise or a dose of side eye, RiaRob is going in. Here I go:
The Case of the R&B/Gospel/Hip-Hop Blackout. One of the best albums of 2012 was Black Radio by the Robert Glasper Experiment. It actually won the Grammy last night for Best R&B Album. Mary Mary, consisting of sisters Erica and Tina Campbell, are known for creating and singing awesome gospel music that appeals to all people. Their song, Go Get It, won the Grammy for Best Gospel Song. I’m a huge fan of both Robert Glasper and Mary Mary. Too bad I wasn’t able to see one iota of their acceptance speeches LIVE. See the problem? I thought you would. See, all the time the camera team spent keeping tabs on Chris Brown’s every move in the audience, could have been better spent allowing time for one of these artists to be seen around the world so their music and faces can have global reach. But I digress…
The Case of the Drinking Hip Hop Mogul. Ok, who caught Jay-Z straight sipping in the audience? Is the ceremony that boring to where you have to toss back a few? This is not a restaurant! Had Chris Brown had something to drink in the audience, he’d be drawn and quartered. In short, save the sauce for the after party or better still, don’t drink at all.
The Case of the Producer Who Can’t Dress Himself. The Dream ought to be ashamed. To be this sartorially challenged (and by choice, I bet) and think you are still fly is downright sad. And with that, I’ve said too much already.
The Case of the Jacked Up Grammy Snub. First, it was Miguel about a year or two ago. It was obvious that Miguel should have won a Grammy first time out for music from his first album, All I Want Is You. This year’s Grammy snub star: Carly Rae Jepsen. This left me stumped. I am starting to see that the Grammys have a recurring theme with breakout stars with great success: totally diss them on their first Grammy night, then reward them a few years and an album later with a Grammy or two. Think I’m joking? Ask India Arie.
So there you have it. There are more. But I choose to keep things on the up and up. What’s done is done. Time to work on Grammys 2014. Pronto.