Well another year of the Grammy’s passed us by last night and really, it wasn’t that great. Here are just a few of my opinions on what was a mediocre Grammy’s.
For starters, LL Cool J could host a funeral and it would be fun. Seems like he’s becoming the Billy Crystal of the Grammys. This is his fifth year in a row hosting, and although he does a great job, I think a fresh host is needed.
The Weeknd held his own, even with Lauryn Hill not showing up. Actually she did show up, but her dumb ass was too late to get on stage. That has to suck. Here you are rehearsing with someone for your songs and they end up not making it in time. Still cracks me up hearing kids sing “Can’t feel my face” when the damn song is about cocaine.
One of the great things about the Grammy’s is that it opens you up to artist that you would not normally listen to. In this case for me, it was Alabama Shakes and Tori Kelly. It’s nice to hear music again that’s not over saturated with autotune and gibberish. Yes, I said gibberish. Tori Kelly looks like a young Faith Hill. The one thing I can appreciate with Alabama Shakes is the use of instruments. I think we need to bring music arts back into the schools. Have kids learn something other than computers.
The small tribute to Lionel Richie kind of pissed me off. You really only needed three people for that tribute, they are Demi Lovato, John Legend, and Lionel Richie. Really, what the hell does Meghan Trainor have in common with Lionel Richie? I know this is out of line, but i’d seriously eat Demi Lovato’s ass and drink her bath water. She is so damn fine. And why does Luke Bryan look like Chandler from Friends?
I love me some Adele. I wasn’t a fan though of the damn piano mic falling inside the piano and making that loud clicking noise. I wish she would had just told the piano player to stop and just did it acapella. God knows she could have pulled it off.
Without question we all knew the Grammy’s would pay tribute to David Bowie and I was excited when I heard Gaga would be doing the honor. Here’s the thing, although she did a good job, I don’t think she killed it. It felt too rushed. Personally, i would have loved to see her paired with Adam Lambert. This would give her time to catch her breath and really put full effort into it.
And now on to Kendrick Lamar. Lamar is a poetic genius, the Tupac of this generation if you will. As for his performance, he made Beyonce’s “controversial” Super Bowl act look like an elementary talent show. Although i don’t agree with the whole black vs white shit that seems to be “hot” right now, I have to give the guy credit for creativity. As soon as I saw him and the others in chains all I could think was “Lamar bout to have a kanye moment and he won’t be invited back next year”.
All in all the Grammy’s was just too watered down for my liking.