Images: Google - Top: Omarion, Bottom: Lupe Fiasco
"Go where they celebrate you, Not tolerate you"- Charlamange The God
So with all the frenzy of the release of the 2016 Grammy nominations there is always the oohs and the aahs of this award show. Who should have been nominated, who wasn't nominated, I can't believe this person was nominated.
With that being said let's talk Mr. Maybach O aka Omarion, over the summer popular club banger if you will "Post to be" song performed by Omarion feat Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko. Ms. Aiko coined the fans favorite saying "Eat the booty like groceries" Mr. Maybach is a little peeved that his song was not nominated for a grammy.
This what he said on his twitter feed: ''Post to be" is one of the greatest R&B collaborations ever. CB, Jhene, & myself been in the game 10+"
Best R&B collaboration Ever? Hmm... I am not sure about sir but OK! I do understand Omarion discomfort with the snub. Let be honest "Post to be" is like I mentioned a club song, catchy yes, memorable, eh not to me but that just my opinion.
The Grammies nominee selections are based on a number of things
- Recording Academy & Members; i.e - The Record Label submit the entires for the songs and albums
- Screening: Reviewing sessions from experts in various fields
Long story short, talk to your peers about this man, there are many chapters and groups that is apart of the recording academy. How often in the realm of the R&B and Hip Hop genre do you hear any artist, label head, producer or songwriter in this genre say that they are apart of the Grammy board.
Yeah that what I have I thought, The Grammy's is like the oscar of the music industry I totally get that. And of course it normal for an artist to want to be recognized for their art.
Omarion sir you have been regonized for being in game for over ten years by your own peers, You have won awards like the BET awards, the urban music awards, and won a 2015 soul train award. But I guess that is not a high enough honor for you. Not being nominated this go round for a Grammy does not mean the end of the world.
Another artist that is quite upset about his snub is Mr. Lupe Fiasco, his album 'Tetsuo & Youth" or any song off the album was not nominated or even mentioned for a Grammy.
The only award I ever really cared about was the Grammy…everything I put was nominated. Until today. End Of An Era. Lemme hold that L - Lupe Fiasco Twitter 12/07/15
Well Lupe better luck next time, and Lupe is one of my favorite rap artist, if this was ten years ago I would be rightfully upset along with him. But in this climate of the music industry I am not surprised he was not nominated.
Lupe won a Grammy in 2008 for his song "Daydream featuring Jill Scott" well deserved at the time, in lupe defense I can understand his snub a little bit being that he has been nominated twelve times. But like I mentioned before, talk to your peers man.
We need to be realistic, the academy has a old regime in place, and in order for that to change and instead of complaining, get on the board. Talk to your fellow artist and get them involved, become apart of the voting process.
In the meantime appreciated the accomplishments and the acknowledgement that has been received, you know how many episodes of unsung I have watched and half of those artist was never ever nominated for a grammy,.
Man you guys better go some where and count your blessings.