The Recording Academy seemed to arouse a few Hip Hop figures when they axed Kanye West’s performance from the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. Kanye’s “Eazy” collaborator The Game impacted the Academy in an Instagram post and Rap-A-Lot Records originator J. Sovereign battled against the Grammys too, reassuring Drake, Kanye, The Weeknd and Nicki Minaj to join the battle.
“HIP HOP VS. THE GRAMMYS: @champagnepapi, @kanyewest, @theweeknd, @nickiminaj,” Prince wrote in an Instagram post. “The people pulling the strings will be distraught at me about this one yet F*#K EM! I love the way of life! The seed is planted … how about we water it!”
On Wednesday (March 23), TMZ caught up with Quavo at the Los Angeles International Airport who was interested by the possibility of J. Sovereign tossing his own show on Sunday (April 3), that very night as the Grammys.
“We should make it happen,” he said. “We really want to cause our own standards for the people who to see the value in the genuine sh#t that is happening in the roads, that like the way of life, that like the best new craftsmen.
Rather than a green bean class, we want like best new craftsman in the road at whatever point they come out. We were unable to go on green bean class because we was a gathering. Just sh#t like that, this large number of little expectations … we the makers.”
He added the way of life needs, “more youthful folks tapped in” to choose who’s the most elite.
Of course, Hip Hop versus the Grammys is nothing new. Public Enemy’s Chuck D has been rapping about the irrelevance of an overlaid prize since the 1988 single “Eliminator X To The Edge of Panic” from It Takes A Nation of Millions … To Hold Us Back.
“Investigate his style,” he raps. “Take a check of the sound/Off the record individuals hold him down/Trick a chick in Miami/Terminator X packs the jams/Who gives a f*&k about a Goddamn Grammy/Anyway and I say the D’s guarding the mic/Yeah, who gives a f##k about what they like.”
All things considered, the 64th Annual Grammy Awards happen on Sunday (April 3) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Concerning Kanye, he was restricted from performing on account of his “disturbing on the web behavior” that observed him focusing on everybody from his ex Kim Kardashian and her beau Pete Davidson to D.L. Hughley and The Daily Show host (and speaker at the Grammys) Trevor Noah.