Not A GRAMMY Predication Post – Best Urban Contemporary Album

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With the GRAMMYs (I’m not mad. I just think it’s in all caps) coming up this Sunday I figured I’d give y’all something.

Originally I was going to list all of the categories I wanted to talk about, but I started rambling too much on this post and figured no one would read it.

Instead, I wanted to talk about this new category – Best Urban Contemporary Album – and why separating the albums nominated in this category from the R&B categories was a good or bad move by the committee.

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God Forgives, I Don’t…And I Don’t, Either

Musicians can’t stay hot forever. Only a select few can even come close to a 10 year music career. Five years in any genre is pushing it. After that, you can count most artists out. They won’t vanish immediately, but fans and media will hold on a few years too long while these artists have either diminished in skill, can’t top the charts, are crowded by new artists, or quite simply…the jig is up.

**I wrote a similar piece on Lil Wayne jumping the shark last year. I’m doing OK so far, no?

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