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Sunday, January 31, 2010

"And the Grammy Award Goes to..."

Last night was the 2010 Annual Grammy Awards, Live from Los Angeles, California. There was a bunch of memorable performances and appearances but I got to say the best was seeing MJ's kids come up on stage to talk about their father. It was a #Classic moment that had everyone feeling emotional.

"Through all his song his message was simple: love" - Prince Jackson.

Besides that, it was a shame to see no Hip-Hop awards being presented besides the Best Rap/Sung Duo which went to none other than the Big Homey, Hovito (who won 3 awards)along with Kanye and Rihanna.

Best Rap Album
Common – Universal Mind Control
Eminem – Relapse
Flo Rida – R.O.O.T.S. (HAAA!!!)
Mos Def – The Ecstatic
Q-Tip – The Renaissance

Best Rap Solo Performance
Drake – “Best I Ever Had”
Eminem – “Beautiful”
Jay-Z – “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”
Kid Cudi – “Day ‘N’ Nite”
Mos Def – “Casa Bey”

Best Rap Song
Drake – “Best I Ever Had”
Kid Cudi – “Day ‘N’ Nite”
T.I. & Justin Timberlake – “Dead And Gone”
Jay-Z – “D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)”
Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – “Run This Town”

Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group
Beastie Boys & Nas – “Too Many Rappers”
Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent – “Crack A Bottle”
Fabolous & Jay-Z – “Money Goes, Honey Stay”
Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common – “Make Her Say”
Kanye West & Young Jeezy – “Amazing”

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore – “Pearls”
The Foreign Exchange feat. Muhsinah – “Daykeeper”
Robert Glasper & Bilal – “All Matter”
Eric Roberson, Ben O’Neill & Michelle Thompson – “A Tale Of Two”
Tonex – “Blend”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
BeyoncĂ© & Kanye West – “Ego”
Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo – “Knock You Down”
Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – “Run This Town”
The Lonely Island & T-Pain – “I’m On A Boat”
T.I. & Justin Timberlake – “Dead And Gone”

Other notables:
Beyonce had the BEST night taking home 6 Grammys along with making history as the first woman to ever receive that total number of awards in one night. Taylor Swift received 4(SMH, WHERE WAS KANYE?)
Gaga received 2, her performance drew me in to why people love her so much. Definitely #Classic, check who she performed with:

Pink looked real sexy in her performance and the homey Jamie's Performance was nothing but LIVE!

...and he brought out Dougie Fresh (the music was way too loud to hear Dougie BeatBox though, but Oh Well)
The Best was put to last, as Drake, Wayne & Eminem performed one of '09's best songs "Forever" (Again, WHERE WAS KANYE?)..and before that Wayne performing "Drop The World" (Easily my favorite track on "Rebirth") w/ Eminem

OVERALL: If Kanye was there and the Hip-Hop/R&B Award nomination presentations, the Grammys to me, would definitely be 10x Better smh.

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