DJ Khaled has backed Diddy’s feedback in regards to the lack of range on the Grammys.
The 44-year-old songwriter-and-producer took dwelling the prize for Best Rap/Sung Performance for his ‘Higher’ collaboration with Nipsey Hussle and John Legend on the ceremony that passed off on Sunday evening (26.01.20), devoted his win to his hip hop friends and agreed with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs who urged The Recording Academy ought to create an ”even enjoying discipline” for rap artists, accusing the organisation of ”by no means” respecting ”black music”.
Khaled stated: ”That’s why I made certain (to say) that is for hip hop. We at all times must do higher. Every day we’re presupposed to get higher and higher, and study, and develop, and what (Diddy) was saying was, ‘Let’s do higher. Let’s put extra love there for everyone.”’
Khaled additionally devoted the award to Nipsey, who died in March 2019, having earlier carried out a tribute together with John, YG and Roddy Rich.
He added: ”We simply need ours too. This is for hip hop. This is for Nipsey Hussle.”
The Grammys have typically been criticised for shutting out rappers from the key classes and Diddy criticised The Recording Academy as he accepted the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award on the annual Clive Davis pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday (25.01.20).
‘I’ll Be Missing You’ hitmaker Diddy, 50, stated: ”I say this with like to the Grammys, as a result of you really want to know this, yearly y’all be killing us, man. Man, I’m speaking in regards to the ache. I’m talking for all these artists right here, the producers, the executives.
”In the nice phrases of Erykah Badu, ‘We are artists and we’re delicate about our s**t.’ For most of us, that is all we have. This is our solely hope.
”Truth be instructed, hip-hop has by no means been revered by the Grammys. Black music has by no means been revered by the Grammys.”
”The period of time it takes to make these information, to pour your coronary heart into it, and also you simply need an excellent enjoying discipline.
”So proper now, with this present state of affairs, it is not a revelation. This factor been occurring – not simply in music, however in movie, sports activities, all over the world. And for years we have allowed establishments which have by no means had our greatest pursuits at coronary heart to guage us – and that stops proper now.
”I’m formally beginning the clock: you have bought 365 days to get this s**t collectively. We want the artists to take again management, we want transparency, we want range. This is the room that has the facility to [force] the change that must be made. They must make the modifications for us: They’re a non-profit organisation that’s supposed to guard the welfare of the musical group. That’s what’s says on the mission assertion: they work for us.
It’s going to take all of us to get this performed. I’m right here for the artists, so signal me up.”