Tyler, the Creator speaks on the Grammys’ dismissiveness of hip-hop while accepting his award for Best Rap Album. Does he have a point?
When reflecting on his win for Best Rap Album, Tyler, the Creator commented on what he feels is a dismissive attitude towards black music and black artists at the Grammys, criticizing the ‘urban’ category distinction. Diddy also shared similar sentiments when he remarked that hip-hop has never been respected by the Grammys. We discuss the validity and possible counterpoints to those claims.
For more content on hip-hop and Grammys, check out past posts Why Hip-Hop Struggles for Mainstream Respect and Cam’ron & Mase, and Believing Hip-Hop Hype.