The Grammy Award show has always been a a highly revered event, especially for me since I attended the Grammy Foundation's summer camp in '05 and '06. Being at Grammy Headquarters inspired a sense of wonder as well as potential accomplishment. It was the main event that motivated me to move to the west. This organization has tons of influence and exposes the world to the new faces in performance, and talent.
I have to be honest, the past few years, I have not been motivated to watch this event due to the fact that so many artists (who I am not impressed by) win the awards over artists who have worked harder (in my opinion) to earn them.
Last night was the exception.
Between the Beyonce controversy and Kendrick's AMAZING performance, I believe that the Grammys are once again becoming the show that I grew up to love: a place where talent is showcased and celebrated. Kendrick got to be HIMSELF. He preached his truth and performed his heart out, despite what awards he did or did not get. His talent was recognized, not his radio hits. Countless other artists took the stage and showcased their abilities, pouring themselves into the performance. This is what I grew up watching.
This is where I want to be.