Thursday, April 7, 2011
The Grammys drop Christian rap
The Good News:
The Grammys have dropped that weird, hybrid Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album category.
The Bad News:
They're no longer recognizing Christian hip hop AT ALL. As of today the only options are Best Contemporary Christian Music Album or Best Gospel Album.
In other words: "Here's another Grammy Mr. Mac. And one for you too Mr. Franklin."
This morning The Recording Academy announced a restructuring which dropped the total amount of categories from 109 to 78.
After Lecrae lost the Grammy to Switchfoot earlier this year, I said that a Christian rapper would never win one of those trophies. Now I look like a stinkin' prophet.
Maybe this will continue to push our artists further into the mainstream market where they can compete in the four remaining Rap Field categories.
Hey, it worked for Shad last month when he beat Drake for the Rap Recording of the Year Juno award.