Cardi B wins Grammy over Mac Miller
Mac Miller was completely and utterly jipped Sunday night during the Grammys. Try to change my mind– you can’t.
Mac Miller was nominated for his first Grammy for best rap album. His last album produced before he died, “Swimming,” is a masterpiece and the result of sleeping in the studio for two straight months writing and producing, according to Ariana Grande.
“Swimming,” is all about Mac trying to keep his head above water. In Mac’s song “2009,” he says, “Sometimes, sometimes I wish I took a simpler route. Instead of having demons as big as my house…”
In yet, another masterpiece of a song, “Small Worlds,” Mac raps, “I know I probably need to do better, fuck whoever/ Keep my shit together/ You never told me being rich was so lonely/ Nobody know me, oh well/ Hard to complain from this five-star hotel.”
There was no album nominated that can match the gut-wrenching honesty, pain and emotion you can hear in Mac’s album.
Cardi B, is a very talented artist, who no doubt deserves a lot of credit for her work. At the same time, she revealed that she used ghostwriters for a number of songs on “Invasion of Privacy,” that won best rap album.
Now, I’m not claiming that I know everything about the Grammys and how the process works, because I definitely don’t. However, an artist who worked on his album from the lyrics to the instrumentals, in my mind, should undoubtedly get recognition over someone who does not. They shouldn’t even be in the same category. Compare Cardi B’s lyrics to Mac’s. In Cardi B’s song “Money,” “I like boardin’ jets, I like mornin’ sex/ But nothing in this world that I like more than checks.” C’mon.
In Mac’s song, “Come Back to Earth,” he says, “My regrets look just like texts I should have sent/ And I got neighbors, they’re more like strangers/ We could be friends/ I just need a way out of my head/ I’ll do anything for a way out/ Of my head.” No contest.
To go even further, the Grammys invited Mac Miller’s parents to the award show, no doubt out of respect. However, having Mac’s parents there in the hopes, and most likely expectation, that they will leave with an award that recognizes his work and impact in the rap world, to leave with nothing– only to leave knowing that Cardi B, won over their deceased son who poured his heart and soul into “Swimming.”