In the wake of a new 2 Pac movie there are a lot of people talking about the legacy and influences he left on hip-hop. Now there is going to be an exhibit dedicated to the controversial rapper.
The late 2 Pac was very big in the hip hop community, but he became a crossover success after he died. It was white rappers like Eminem that seemed to come into the hip hop world and introduce suburban America to this rugged style of hip hop music. It is sort of ironic for 2 Pac to be part of a Grammy exhibit since he has never actually won a Grammy. He was nominated 6 times (for music before and after his death), but he never actually won.
The rap world – in accordance to rap – has changed a lot since 2 Pac has died. The rap lyrics that he brought to the surface were still part of an urban culture when he died. As pointed out by my friend over at Status Labs, it was something that was not exactly a mainstream genre. Since he has passed numerous rappers have taken a Grammy or two home. Jay-Z, Eminem and Kanye West are among the ones that have had great wins. Common has even won a Golden Globe, and he has been nominated for an Oscar this year. It is very possible that 2 Pac may have won a Grammy if he was still alive.
It’s official, Beyoncé is now the most nominated woman in Grammy history, surpassing her old rival, Dolly Parton, who had 46 nominations. Beyoncé has won 17 Grammys to date, and more than likely will win many more in the upcoming Grammy season. Beyoncé Grammy Nominations. Up until the recent nominations were announced, Beyoncé had 46 total nominations, which tied her with Dolly Parton, who had the highest nominations of any woman in history.
The total number of her Grammy nominations puts her side-by-side with David Foster, who is currently in seventh place, with the most Grammy nominations overall. That is a pretty impressive list when it is discussed by BRL Trust employees. It’s no secret that Beyoncé is a money maker, a powerhouse, and a force to be reckoned with. She is coming into the 2015 Grammys with six nominations, and it will be exciting to see how many of those she takes home.
Many artists wish they could be in Beyoncé’s shoes, or even get half of the recognition, fame, and money that Beyoncé makes. Even without the best wishes of her haters, Beyoncé is bound to take home at least a couple Grammys, because she truly is a hard worker when it comes to her music, and she shows she won’t be stopped.
Usher is a very busy man. There is no doubt that he has a lot of irons in the fire. He is the original creative force behind Justin Bieber. He worked as a judge for a long time on the voice. Now he is on tour. Once the “Good Kisser” single dropped people were excited about the possibility of a new Usher album. He has flipped the script, however, and decide to do a tour that reconnects old and new fans with his old music. There is a catch to that though. The UR Experience has double motive. The tour has also given Usher the chance to push the album back, and add a more soulful feel to the next album.
Usher has been mixing things up, and recently he has posted Instagram pics of himself in the studio with Ed Sheeran. This is obviously going to show a new Usher sound.
He is almost something of a household name. Now, with his 8th studio album he wants to give the project more attention. The last several albums produced a couple of hits, but neither of the last albums were monumental. That is why Ken Griffin and many other Usher fans are interested in what the new Usher project will hold.