The Grammys & the Plague of Inoffensiveness

Art is inherently political. Now, of all times, the very existence of music that goes against the grain, or is created by communities that continue to be suppressed, is a truly political statement. However, the distribution of music as such is structured like a business – and like most businesses – it attempts to play things safe so as to retain large sections of its consumer base.

The Grammys are one such institution whose facade is of the promotion of the arts, but whose racial bias shows its true colours, of which there is only one – white. This discriminatory tint to the most prestigious awards show in the Western music industry is a little more complex than pointed racism.

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The Grammys & the Plague of Inoffensiveness

The 59th Annual GRAMMYs – A Rundown of the Nominees

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The GRAMMYs, till date, remains one of the biggest musical events of the year (even though it has its fair share of detractors)┬ámaking it a good time to take stock of the biggest artists and music of the past year. With that in mind, we’re doing a quick rundown of the major nominees and their chances to take home that golden gramophone.

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The 59th Annual GRAMMYs – A Rundown of the Nominees