Mason Betha took to Instagram this week to show his Jigga Man support and accuse the Grammys of intentionally snubbing him.
This week, fellow New York native Mysonne spoke to SOHH about the Grammys playing JAY.
“I think DJ Scratch‘s comments on why JAY-Z didn’t receive any Grammys was accurate. They pretty much mirror the statements I made about the Grammys. I just believe that it is disrespectful that an artist of JAY-Z’s stature, résumé and with the body of work he released, for the Grammys not to recognize the significance of that album to our culture is an atrocity! What we have to do is stop looking for the Grammys to validate our music and create respectable platforms that celebrate us in the manner in which we deserve, hip-hop that is!” (SOHH)
Producer DJ Scratch took things pretty personal when the Grammys overlooked an opportunity to put respect on Young Hov’s name.
In my opinion, last nights snub only proved how powerful Jay-Z has become. He’s won 21 Grammys but this is the first time in history an Artist went Platinum on his own platform (Tidal). No other digital platform (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon) could sell “4:44” until he gave the green light. He talked about financial freedom in 4:44 but also proved it by selling 4:44 on his own platform. This is a serious threat to the music industry because if he wakes up a generation of Artists to become independent, the record labels will literally die. Mr Carter was a Businessman, but now he has become an Institution. Congratulations to the Carters, continue to merrily merrily eat off those streams.
A few days ago, radio veteran Charlamagne Tha God spoke on how much of an impact JAY’s 4:44 had on him.