Black & White Grammys

I wasn’t the only one noticing the lack of black faces on stage being given awards, while black faces were the larger number of performers on the evening.

Some coverage of the Grammys that says it better than I can. Starting off with a juicy quote in relation to Kanye up-staging Beck.

This:

Rap is being parceled off and sold for scraps (see: 808 drums in country songs, Iggy Azealia, Macklemore, twerking classes, and the overarching effort to homogenize Hip Hop while demonizing its community of origin) and Rock N’ Roll in its original (read: blackest) form is what we’ve come to call R&B (even though Sam Smith and Adele singing R&B is called “Pop” by labels and radio heads alike).

from Boston.com

And these:

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/02/the-two-grammys/385156/

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/02/05/grammys-highlight-fears-possible-whitewashed-hip-hop-dystopia/tJgbK5ayMmSUkyjfqHBRGN/story.html

http://www.dailydot.com/opinion/beyonce-history-grammy-awards-racism/

http://www.thefader.com/2014/12/12/10-reasons-the-grammys-are-as-white-as-you-think-they-are

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