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“Frustrated…Beyond”: Rapsody Speaks On Grammy Award Snub For ‘Eve’

“Frustrated…Beyond”: Rapsody Speaks On Grammy Award Snub For ‘Eve’

Rapsody Performs at Summer Spirit 2018
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Rapsody inaugural dreamville festival 2019
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Rapsody’s Eve was released back in August.

The Grammys released its nominees for its 2020 awards ceremony on Wednesday morning, and it featured a number of snubs, one of which was Rapsody.

READ: The Curious Case of Rapsody’s ‘Eve’ & Hip-Hop’s Contradictory Pedestal for Women

The North Carolina rapper was snubbed for her album Eve, which was released back in August. The album wasn’t nominated for any Grammy awards, unlike its predecessor Laila’s Wisdom, which was nominated for Best Rap Album last year.

Rapsody took to Instagram after the nominees were announced to speak on the album being snubbed.

“Today…..disappointed. Yes. Frustrated…beyond. But, you have to tell yourself the good fight is never an easy one,” she said in a lengthy response accompanying the cover art for Eve.

 

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Thank you for the LOVE you award me. I see you. The ones who lend me your ear, words, support. Every time. I rarely, if ever, show my cards or that I’m human when it comes to my music career. Feel like opening up some today, tho. Today…..disappointed. Yes. Frustrated…beyond. But, you have to tell yourself the good fight is never an easy one. And the people that are the faces of the purpose behind your art are what makes creating not empty: with awards. nominations, or none at all. Not to hold you, the acknowledgment for your craft indeed feels amazing!! I haven’t been nominated for much but what I have I’m thankful for. There’s so much power and weight in numbers, nominations and awards….we artist know what that does for our exposure; and for the many, validation. And you want people to continue to discover and play and be inspired by the music. That’s what I get excited about anyway. But, hey….we keep on creating. @freddiegibbs …you put out one of the best albums….to everyone nominated for anything congratulations….to all artist who create….keep the microphone, pens, visuals, instruments lit. Art is too important not to share. Mad love. ♥️

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“…the acknowledgment for your craft indeed feels amazing!! I haven’t been nominated for much but what I have I’m thankful for. There’s so much power and weight in numbers, nominations and awards….we artist know what that does for our exposure; and for the many, validation. And you want people to continue to discover and play and be inspired by the music. That’s what I get excited about anyway. But, hey….we keep on creating.”

9th Wonder, PJ Morton, and others wrote supportive comments in response to Rapsody’s post.

The Grammys will take place on January 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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