The nominations for the “prestigious” 2012 Brit Awards were announced yesterday afternoon (click here to view list) and once again people are outraged because “URBAN” artists ( i.e. Wretch 32) received no nominations even though 2011 was a very successful year for the rapper.
Why the shock? Why the outrage? This is just how the UK music industry rolls. Wake up folks! It is to be expected.
In response to the grumblings fellow blogger/radio personality Miss Lala said,
Are we really that surprised, they do this to “urban”/ black artists nearly every year. Have we forgotten what happened to Craig David back in 2002? How do you get nominated for six awards, sell 8 million copies of your debut album worldwide, go 6 times platinum, break America and still go home empty-handed? Apart from Tinie Tempah and Dizzee Rascal taking home awards in recent years nothing has really changed.
Also in response to the ‘snub’ industry insider, friend to the stars and Team UK spokesperson Jasmine Dotiwala said today,
Urban British acts are STILL running things. We chart regularly, we are the music of THIS generation, we have mainstream influence.
Just ask advertisers they want “urban youth” to buy their goods. Acts like Tinie are branching out and encouraging people to read by writing books.
So lets all take this Friday to recognise the power in ourselves.
How exactly can WE be “running things” when us “URBAN” folk don’t OWN anything????
“Acts like Tinie are branching out and encouraging people to read by writing books.”
*side eye* Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha – NO COMMENT!
And as for Craig David, I will NEVER forget how the they totally ignored his achievements. His debut album Born To Do It still sounds fresh and is a classic.
Your thoughts please….
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