Jamie Foxx and Kanye West performing “Gold Digger” at the 48th GRAMMY Awards in 2006
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“We’re not in an industry that’s flush with cash, so there’s no more room for fluff,” said Kweli. “You really shouldn’t be doing [music] unless you really care about it. … The people who are going to have longevity are going to be the ones who don’t concentrate on commerce [and] concentrate more on art.”
- Talib Kweli
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Nine-time GRAMMY nominated rapper Nas stopped by the NY Chapter earlier today for a visit
The Recording Academy Pacific Northwest Chapter played host for GRAMMYs On The Road At The Sasquatch! Music Festival held in George, Wash. The Chapter conducted exclusive backstage interviews with artists performing at the festival, including electronica DJ/producer Felix Cartal and hip-pop producer/MC Katie Kate.
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The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter played host for GRAMMYs On The Road At The Beale Street Music Festival, held May 4–6 as part of the Memphis in May International Festival. The Chapter conducted exclusive backstage interviews with artists performing at the festival, including rapper/actor Childish Gambino and folk singer/songwriter Valerie June.
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Tabitha Soren, then a 19-year-old New York University student, was not familiar with the yet-to-be-released rap-rock song when she was asked by her friend Rick Rubin to attend the video shoot. According to Jimmy G, the frontman for the New York punk band Murphy’s Law who appeared in the video, there was no casting call for the low-budget video. Instead, this irreverent piece of revelry was mostly populated by people directly or indirectly connected to the band or Rubin.
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Best New Artist nominee J. Cole interview on the red carpet before the big show last Sunday