STONEBWOY’S FAVOURABLE GRAMMY NOMINATION. MY TWO CENTS…
Let me tell you my favourite thing in this world. Free food, beer, hot girls, movies, unlimited music and the musical system of Northern America and Europe.
You might wonder why the last part. Music plays a vital role in every part of life’s cycle. And the greatest people in the music system have been able to decipher the best way to make money off music. It’s quite easy; understand the system, make your rules and be the system.
That’s how Northern America and European system works. Now with the recent Grammy nominations out, there were much surprises and disappointments. But the biggest surprise is in the details.
Now this is how the music system works out there. When you craft a song, everyone who plays a role in the making of the music from the producer, artist and sampled set gets his or her due credit. When there are royalties, they get a share and when there are lawsuits, they also gain their share.
Now our own dancehall and reggae artist, Stonebwoy has been indirectly nominated for Grammy award and we need to celebrate this feat and also explain how the system works.
Now Stonebwoy is the second Ghanaian artist to be nominated ( first being Rocky Dawuni for best Raggae/ Dancehall album of the year in 2015) and this is Stonebwoy’s second run with the Grammys (getting a Grammy consideration last year). Now the main question is HOW
Morgan Heritage’s album Avrakedabra has been nominated for best Reggae /Dancehall album of the year and the Grammy rule is simple; any contribution to the album or single, credited or not credited (except ghostwriters) qualifies for a Grammy award once won. Example, if I hum on a Rihanna album or a fraction of my song gets sampled on a Beyoncé album and the album in question gets a Grammy award, I also get a Grammy award.
Awesome right??? That’s one of the simplest ways to get a Grammy award. Now stonebwoy has a feature on Morgan Heritage’s album Avrakedabra and even though the competition is very tight (Chronixx and Damien Marley), the odds are likely to be in our favour.
Personally I think Stonebwoy is having an awesome year. His recent indie record deal with Zylofone Records, his apparel deal with Tommy Hilfiger, his recently released album, Epistles Of Mama and his marriage to sexy Louisa, a Grammy award will be the ultimate thumbs for him. Even without it, this news solidifies Stonebwoy as one of the best artist to ever come from the motherland, Africa..