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GRAMMY WTF:
RAP ALBUM EDITION

The absurd shutout of The Weeknd may be the most reprehensible of this year’s Grammy injustices, but the nominations in the Rap Album category come in a close second. The median age of the artists therein is 43, and not a single title in that list was among the many hip-hop releases that ruled the culture and the marketplace over the last year. Putting aside the exclusion of these artists from Album of the Year, on what planet do you have five contenders for Rap Album and not one of them is Lil Baby, DaBaby, Juice WRLD, Pop Smoke, Lil Uzi Vert or Roddy Ricch? It seems insanely out of touch and certainly not a reflection of popular sentiment—only in Bizarro World would these huge artists be shunted aside. Who voted for this?

 

NEAR TRUTHS: THE KYNCL-LOUSADA DANCE HAS BEGUN
This oughta be interesting... (9/30a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
RAP EDITION
Michael and Kyle find a feast of hip-hop to chew on. (10/3a)
CHART FINAL: VERANO INVADES FALL
Like a broken record... which it is, figuratively speaking. (9/30a)
HITS LIST: COUNTDOWN
TO ECSTASY
We enter the month that was once known as Rocktober. (10/4a)
HIS OWN ARCHITECT:
THE STEVE LACY BUZZ
It was a surprisingly easy "Habit" to break. (10/3a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
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