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Does Trap Music Have A Place At The Grammys?

Elegance, Poise, Class, and Glamour, are a few words to describe The Grammy’s. Freshly celebrating their 58th award ceremony anniversary held on February.15,2016 at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The first award ceremony was held simultaneously May.4,1959 in California, and in New York City. For those of you who don’t know what a Grammy Award is, or don’t know what The Grammy’s are; Originally called Gramophone Award, or Grammy is an honor by the National Academy Of Recording Artist and Sciences (NARAS) to recognize phenomenal achievement in the Music Industry.  The number of awards given grew and fluctuated over the years with categories added as well as removed, at one time reaching over 100.The second Grammy Awards, also held in 1959, was the first ceremony to be televised, but the ceremony was not aired live until the 13th Annual Grammy Awards in 1971. List of some Award Categories:
  • Album Of The year
  • Record Of The Year
  • Song Of The Year
  • Best New Artist
Are presented directly at the live award ceremony.
Trending topic has been “Does Trap Music Have A Place At The Grammy’s?”
– “Quite honestly, I think someone may have asked the same thing about rap years ago. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is music nonetheless.”
– “Music isn’t formal, music expression isn’t formal.”
– “If They won’t recognize us then we should recognize ourselves.”
– “If they allow Trap Artist to get nominated for trap music all they’re doing is setting them up for failure. You’re nominated but you’ll never win”.
– “The Grammy’s are set up for white people. Black people need to make their own music awards. Go back to soul train source awards because Taylor swift is going to win album of the year every year.”
Well, what is Trap Music ? …Trap Music is a genre of music that was originated in the early 2000’s from the south; in places like: Atlanta, Georgia, Houston, Texas, Memphis Tennessee, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Trap music is the lifestyle of individuals that lived in poverty that resulted into trapping and decided to express their lifestyle through music. Trapping: Selling drugs, doing anything by all means necessary to survive the hood. Getting money from the drugs they sell to make a living. Trap Music is a form of expression from “Trappers” who express themselves about what life is like for them on the streets. Rappers like; Gucci Mane, Master P, Young Jeezy, Boosie Badazz, T.I, Manny Fresh, Lil’ Wayne (Hot Boys), and 2 Chains (Tity Boy) are all iconic Trap Artist. When you think of Trap Music you think of music like: T.I’s Trap Muzik: Rubber band man, Lil’ Wayne’s The Block is Hot, and Gucci Mane’s Trap House and Hard to Kill. In the early-to-mid 2000s, Trap Music emerged as a recognized genre after the mainstream success from a number of artist of albums and singles with lyrics that covered topics about everyday life (for them) in The Trap, slinging struggling for success. Trap Artist speak about drugs, gun violence, money, cars, clothes, and just every day ideal lifestyles for people growing up in “the hood”. Though some of the lyrics can come off a little intimidating, music itself is an expression of art.
T: True
R: Rap
A: About The
P: Projects
Catch me on the block with them Normal killers
I’m for realer, no I’m for realer
Don’t sneak diss us or we gon come and kill yah – Chief Keef
Married to the money, introduced her to my stove
Showed her how to whip it, now she remixin’ for low
She my trap queen, let her hit the bando
We be countin’ up, watch how far them bands go – Fetty Wap
I been selling crack since like the 5th grade
Really never made no difference what the shit made – Booby Smurda
As we all know The Grammy’s are the ‘prom’ of the awards, and though Trap Artist may be a little intimidating with their lyrics… they’re just expressing to the world the only way they know to how to show and tell you what their everyday life is about.

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Khloe Sierra
From the home of HipHop: The City That Never Sleeps Khloé Sierra, also known as KhloéFromBrooklyn has always had a passion for music and writing. Bi-racial; Puerto Rican and black and profiles herself as a logophile. Khloé remembers her siblings and herself waking up to their grandmother singing songs by the Four Tops, Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The O'Jays, Isley Brothers, Earth Wind & Fire, and singers like, Otis Redding, Betty Wright, Al Green, and Marvin Gaye. As she grew older Khloé developed a love for artist such as: Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Sadé, Lauryn Hill, Anita Baker, and Tevin Campbell. Khloé's grandmother would make her and her siblings read a chapter from the encyclopedia and then write an essay. By her grandmother doing that, Khloé developed the love for writing. At the age of 14 Khloé decided she wanted to to become a Music Journalist. What better way to enjoy two things you love the most... Writing and Music. She majored in English for two years, and minored in theater. Although she has no professional experience she doesn't let that discourage her. She's very passionate, driven, and ready to deliver. From The City That Never Sleeps, to The Lone Star State she's now received an opportunity to began her journey.