Macklemore nominated for best hip-hop Grammy? Are you kidding?

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At our Backbeat blog, Noah Hubbell thinks the Grammy best hip-hop album nominations are a joke thanks to their inclusion of Macklemore's disc and the latest from Jay-Z.

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Nicholas C. Naranjo
Nicholas C. Naranjo

Only internet tough guy I see around here is you. Look at you. You made a facebook just to troll and don't use your real shit lol. Go back to listening to your shit music kid. When you listen to real music you will think back and say damn dude was right I listen to shit music. Fuck out here bitch boy.

Jason DrSoul Lewis
Jason DrSoul Lewis

Any man who resorts to name calling...because he doesn't agree with another..is not worthy of my insight. Good day sir.

Jason DrSoul Lewis
Jason DrSoul Lewis

I've only heard one song from mr thrift shop..I can only assume he has only one hit. But how he is grammy worthy is beyond me. Krs has how many albums? Known fact...grammy winners for hip-hop are always some whack artist. Don't really matta to me..I'm gonna continue listening to undaground.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

" A joke song." Yet, you chide artists like Macklemore for doing the exact same thing. Hypocrisy: thy name is DrSoulless.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Oh look....the little Internet Tough Guy is flexing his online muscle. "I know you are, but what am I?" Sorry, fuck nuts, but purposely shielding yourselves away from the limelight doesn't make you one of the "cool kids." It makes you a DWEEB.

Nicholas C. Naranjo
Nicholas C. Naranjo

Like I said you listen to shit music Sterling bitch. Try harder at trolling retard.

Nicholas C. Naranjo
Nicholas C. Naranjo

Fans appreciate it more than you will ever understand fuckin idiot. Guessing you're just mad because you probably listen to shit music bitch.

Jason DrSoul Lewis
Jason DrSoul Lewis

Sounds like he was a blunt getting smoked. A joke song. As he was being passed to all the hiphop artists. Notice he didn't smoke, nor did a few he mentioned.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

That's Eminem in a nut shell. Without white suburban teens and tweens (and their parents) buying his records en masse, he'd still be living in a ramshackle bungalow or some seedy weekly rental motel on the wrong side of 8 Mile Road and subsisting off SSI.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

The fact that you refer to others as "bro" speaks volumes about your own alleged "tastes"...or should I say, lack thereof?

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Why is Samuel Walter such a cowardly little twat?

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Seriously, it's quite hypocritical for someone to trash someone like Macklemore but remain a fan of teh Wu-Tang: an act notorious for blatantly ripping off and bastardizing certain aspects of Asian culture to achieve commercial success. At least Macklemore didn't go that far and remained true to his roots...and isn't that what self-proclaimed hip-hop "purists" harp endlessly about: "keepin' it real?" [Of course, many of these alleged "purists" continue to bestow unequivocal praise even for notorious corporate whores/sellouts like Ice Rube, Jay SnooZe, and LL Fool J.] Stick to what you know best, which in your case is linking to and posting random silly Internet memes....DWEEB.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

If "real music" stays underground, how in the fuck do you expect others to be able to appreciate it, dumb ass?

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Translation: "He ain't black and ain't from da 'hood!"

Andrea Duran
Andrea Duran

Glad to see that an opinion of someone who wrote this article is shared with, ever pleasant, homophobic gay bashers. Good job "Denver Westword." Biggest pet peeve: when someone makes it on the radio, who has been making good music for years, becomes a troll target. Hey I guess that comes with fame. Haters gonna hate smh. Super lame... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqzpyO7o6To&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Steve Madrid
Steve Madrid

Grammys are a joke, who cares who wins them!

Jeremy Ashcraft
Jeremy Ashcraft

Anyone off of 107.5 is not real hiphop. Grammys are a popularity contest. Listen to 3mg, or aesop rock, grieves, scarub, sage francis, eyedea or j dilla one of the greatest hip hop producers ever!!

Marcos Villareal
Marcos Villareal

I blame the black community for allowing a white man to continue on with this blatant fake "black" accent (that he only uses in his music) with impunity. I think Emminem beat them down long and hard enough that they just don't care anymore. Cultural appropriation is not ok

Adam Aedro Drotar
Adam Aedro Drotar

Macklemore is fucking terrible. Needs to take his fucking cheesy ass back to the thrift shop and buy some talent.

Nicholas C. Naranjo
Nicholas C. Naranjo

Hip hop these days is better listening to underground artists. The shit they play on the radio is a joke.

Nicholas C. Naranjo
Nicholas C. Naranjo

This is what happens when people are deafened by the radio. They think what they here is the best "hip hop" in the world. But yet haven't heard any true/real hip hop. Sadly Macklemore is the closet they will ever get until they open their ears up. FUCK THE RADIO AND FUCK THE GRAMMYS. Real music stays underground!

Ted Noe
Ted Noe

If it is a success, it's just following a trend, and therefore, crap. If it's not heard of, then it must be underground, and therfore it's breaking the mold and original? I mean afterall, why would an artist spend countless amount of their free time thinking of and recording songs only to ever play in their garage for their small group of family and friends. Those were their dreams? It is as if these amazing artists dreamed by working hard to the point where they had perfected the "instrument" (voice, guitar, piano,drums, keyboard...) just so they can play for their family and friends in the garage all while keeping it "real" because they didn't want to become famous for their hard work. Regardless of Macklemore's content, the reality is he wants to reap the rewards for his hard work. And this simple principle applies to everyone out there in every single job. His hard work and dedication to music should be embraced and not looked down upon.

Felicia McBain
Felicia McBain

I can't see how anyone who has heard Wu Tang Clan or NWA can call this good hip hop, but whatever. And I find that guy hilarious who says that white people, in general, don't know struggles. Isn't that just a little...prejudice? Like your implication that only crackers listen to this dude? That kind of mentality perpetuates racism just as much as those confederate flag-waving, "white power" assholes.

Matt Cassidy
Matt Cassidy

He is 100% independent. Zero label involved.... Get your facts right before commenting.

Ben Nuttelmann
Ben Nuttelmann

Dude that said white ppl don't know about struggle...smdh....that might be the most ignorant thing I've read on this feed.

Mark Laser-Snake
Mark Laser-Snake

Everyone knows you HAVE to be black to be a rapper... Cough cough

Matt Cassidy
Matt Cassidy

Having a hard time with this feed. But then again that's what the Emcee himself is talking about on his album. #mostdontgetit

Jason DrSoul Lewis
Jason DrSoul Lewis

What people don't realize is...record companies control what is put out. They are out to make $$. That's why crap is such a big hit. The art of storytelling is a thing of the past. Catchy hooks and good beats are what sells. People rarely listen to lyrics anu more. Look at the success lil wayne has had. Smh. Uou know why you probably never heard of krs one? Cause he doesn't rap about crap. He didn't even cuss in his first few albums. But they will never give him his props.

Will Archambault
Will Archambault

He's such a fag an sucks so badly at music I wish he would die!

Angela Brickman
Angela Brickman

I don't dislike him or will criticize it, I'm just not a fan of that type of music.

Jason DrSoul Lewis
Jason DrSoul Lewis

Guess you've never heard of jedi mind tricks, krs-1, immortal technique, brotha ali, masta ace...they will never ever be nominated for any music award...nor will you hear them on the radio..its sad.

Kristin Marshall
Kristin Marshall

Everyone who said Macklemore isn't a rapper must not know what real rap is, the foundation of rap.... You know, when rap was actually about having clever rhymes? No to all of you rap is "Two Chainz" rap has to be about the same dumb pointless crap over and over.... I could go write a shitty rap today if I wanted.... It can't be too hard. If you really want to listen to songs about material wealth and shallow bullshit then please don't listen to artists like Macklemore. And to the person who said white people don't know struggles? What does that even have to do with rap???? Why do people have to make shit about race ALWAYS even when it's not. Get the fuck over yourself. Racism can go BOTH ways and when you make shit about race, YOU'RE THE RACIST. struggles aren't about white black Mexican etc. everyone has struggles. Just because a person might not experience YOUR struggles doesn't mean they haven't had to deal with tough shit too. How ignorant.

Gipke Mikel
Gipke Mikel

All These White Ppl Who Favor Macklemore Demonstrate that he is not a rapper. Put him back in the Pop genre, or send him back to the trailer park he climbed outta. White ppl know nothing about struggles. So what the hell y'all talking about he has good messages.

Kevin McNeil
Kevin McNeil

You realize you just said Grammy, right?

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