Bill Bellamy believes the Grammys have a variety issue in their ballot ranks, which’s why — as he sees it — their last tallies on the significant classifications hardly ever compare with popular opinion.
The “Top Billin'” podcast host and comic was out in West Hollywood when we surveyed him on the current Grammy debate over Song of the Year.
Bonnie Raitt‘s “Just Like That” vanquished some quite significant competitors such as Beyoncé’s ”Break My Soul,” Harry Styles‘ “As It Was,” Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5” … and amazed even the experienced blues-rock vocalist herself!!!
Bonnie Raitt’s response says it for all of us #Grammys pic.twitter.com/uin5eHp3fb
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The song was indisputably the least-known song on the list, and Bill says it needs to be a no-brainer for one of the more popular tracks to take house the award.
He raises how a band like Journey can join all individuals with their terrific song — and we’re presuming he’s describing their renowned track “Don’t Stop Believin'” … which, BTW, was not chosen for a Grammy back in 1981.
50-year anniversary of hip-hop efficiency at the #GRAMMYs by some of the greats consisting of RunDMC, LL Cool J, Salt N Peppa, Ice T, Queen Latifah, Wu-Tang, Big Boi, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Nelly, Too Short, GloRilla, The Roots, and more… pic.twitter.com/HmGB0bvGZX
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Bill was likewise displeased with the Grammys’ 50th-anniversary hip hop tribute … keeping in mind the absence of West Coast artists, in addition to missing out on numerous female rap greats such as MC Lyte, Da Brat, Foxy Brown and Lil Kim — a belief Lola Brooke actually just shared with us.
Despite Questlove‘s best shots, Bill says hip hop history cannot be condensed or covered in 2 minutes and they need to’ve included a Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre set, T.I., 8Ball & MJG … or nixed the concept entirely!!!
Fat Joe feels comparable to Bill, having actually gone on yet another rant previously today about losing his 2018 Grammy to Chance the Rapper.
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Joe and Remy Ma‘s “All The Way Up” was the more popular record on the Billboard Charts, however still lost to Chance’s “No Problem” — a song Joe keeps the world does not keep in mind to this day.
Don’t fret people … the Grammys just occur as soon as a year. Save that anger for another 378 days approximately.