4:15 am - November 1, 2018 Posted by DeeDee
Annually, the music world joins together to salute excellence in their industry. Not taking away anything from anyone but we here at the Neo Soul Cafe would like to take time to celebrate and congratulate the artists we support who were recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States .
First off congratulations to Mr #WhoGonePopMe King Kendrick Lamar who unapologetically massacred the Grammys with his performance… but wait there’s more out of the 11 nods Mr Lamar walks away with 5 Grammys. Mr Lamar popped his collar tipped his hat to the Black Lives Matter movement and unleashed a fury of powerful verses…
“Kendrick’s extra Black, extra poignant, and powerful performance is rooted in just as much calculation, capitalism and mainstream sanction as
Nothing that he, she, or ANY of us has to say against our oppression, exists outside of the Capitalist experiment we live in (especially when we say it within art that we hope to sell).
Still, that art we sell (and give away for free half the damned time) can have a message that challenges the status quo, introduces the masses to new ways of thinking, and encourages Black Pride.”
– Amma Whatt
Because he won everyone involved with the project won…. Congrats to our people on the Independent grind…
D’Angelo won Best R&B Song for “Really Love” and Best R&B Album for Black Messiah.
We’re so happy and proud of Kendra Foster. Congrats you’ve earned it!
Alabama Shakes walked a way with some awards and they are certainly deserving
Lalah Hathaway won again! Yay! What a beautiful moment…get your tissue ready…the moment is touching.
Snarky Puppy and Mertopole won for Sylva in the category of Best Pop Instrumental Album
Joey Alexander is only 12…just wait
and..I just had to throw this one in because this is what is the mother of all music….the sister has so much class and soul.
Common and John Legend won for the Best Song for a Motion Picture
Jazzmine Sullivan on the red Carpet
The Internet on the Red Carpet
Lianne LaHavas on the Red Carpet
Cecile McLorin Salvant won for her album For One To Love thank you message
Earth Wind & Fire
Again congratulations to all those who have been recognized.Read More
This is Epic and beyond dope! On October 20, 2015, Kendrick Lamar and the National Symphony Orchestra Pops delivered a one-night-only performance at The Kennedy Center featuring some of Kendrick Lamar’s biggest hits and cuts from his lyrical masterpiece “To Pimp a Butterfly”. Check out a couple of the songs here. Enjoy!Read More