Can I Live? Why Hip Hop Music Suffers At Award Shows

rap all over and over again. With all the artists that fall within the aforementioned sub-genres (including all other prevalent sub-genres) award shows shove them into oversimplified categories:

Grammy Awards

Best Rap Performance
Best Rap/Sung Performance
Best Rap Song
Best Rap Album

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 29: Singer/rapper Nicki Minaj accepts Best Female Hip-Hop Artist onstage during the BET AWARDS ’14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

American Music Awards

Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop

Video Music Awards

Top Rap Artist
Top Rap Song
Top Rap Album
Top Rap Collaboration
Top Rap Tour

Quite underwhelming to say the least. The issue is very apparent at face value. This is even more discerning in light of the fact that we live in the information age where there is just TOO much music to consume (no complaints here though). So much that you essentially have two options: listen to projects at supersonic speeds or have an overstuffed queue of music you plan to listen to whenever life allows you to properly digest. This again is a byproduct of the

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