As you probably heard last night, Drake started yet another trend with his #HoodGrammys on Instagram. That's all well and good, but he only announced 5 awards, and to be honest there was a slight OVO-family bias with some of them (PARTYNEXTDOOR with mixtape of the year?
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are nominated for multiple Grammys tonight, some of which are for their same-sex marriage-promoting track, "Same Love". The duo will also be performing the cut, and they have a fairly ambitious stage setup planned.
On Saturday, Jay-Z, in his annual tradition, celebrated the GRAMMYs a day early at what must be one of the most exciting brunches known to man. This year, Roc Nation artists have together tallied nine nominations, which would be no easy feat for labels other than the highly regarded Roc Nation.
Beats Music just launched last week, and they celebrated the occasion (as well as the upcoming Grammy awards) last night at the Belasco Theater in LA. It was a star-studded event to say the least, with Dre seemingly calling in just about all his connectiosn to perform at the event.
There were certainly a lot of "Control" responses within the weeks of Kendrick Lamar's infamous verse, but not one from the actual rappers mentioned. Better late than never, J. Cole offered a unique response (or moreso a reaction) to the call-out this month, with a guest verse on Justin Timberlake's "TKO (Remix)".
With performances from Miguel, Wiz Khalifa, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, an ensemble tribute to Bob Marley and Justin Timberlake's return to the Grammy stage, the night saw wins from Frank Ocean, Drake, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lecrae, Usher and more.
Lupe Fiasco had previously announced that his "sequel to the sequel" album Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Part 2, was cancelled, but he had yet to reveal the new title of his upcoming project.