This isn’t just hip-hop, this isn’t just music, this isn’t JUST the most enigmatically brilliant rapper alive right now performing on the 2016 Grammy Awards…..this is performance art like you’ll never see again on live TV (even though CBS edited a line cause at the end of the day, this is CBS). If you’re lost already and have no idea what I’m talking about, educate yourself:
Due to copyright issues, CLICK HERE to be redirected to the Kendrick’s performance video.
Kendrick’s performance made the fact that Taylor Swift (wtf?) inexplicably won the album of the year award completely irrelevant. No one will remember Taylor Swift’s album a year from now, but we’ll all remember Kendrick Lamar’s performance. Kendrick accomplished more in this 7 minute musical opus than Taylor Swift (or most artists) will accomplish in their entire life musically.
I’m sure CBS will have a hurricane of complaints today about a “political performance” on The Grammy Awards, I can just hear them now, “How do I explain this performance to my children?” or “What am I supposed to tell my kids about this?”.
That’s the point folks, talk to your kids about the challenging, creative, brutally honest performance you just witnessed. Don’t hide behind vagueness or generalities or awkwardness, be true and open up lines of real communication. Kendrick Lamar just challenged all of us, to step it up right now.