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Thread started 01/30/18 8:34am

Shawy89

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Media is slandering Bruno Mars because he wasn't the POC they wanted to win

Facts. Bruno is half Puerto-Rican and half Filipino, both his parents immigrated to Hawaii before he was born. He's a person of color, just like Kendrick or Jay Z or Gambino.

Remember the outrage when Taylor Swift and Adele won over Kendrick and Beyoncé? It was clear everyone wanted a POC to win, except when it's Bruno Mars, they're gonna use another argument to justify their dissatisfaction.

Why doesn't the media declare this as a win for an under-shadowed community in America like the Latin-Asians instead of putting the guy on the spot for being a "safe pop star". Smh, I barely understand this, all the R&B legends are congragulating the man while the hip-hop community is over him.

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Reply #1 posted 01/30/18 8:40am

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Shawy89 said:

Facts. Bruno is half Puerto-Rican and half Filipino, both his parents immigrated to Hawaii before he was born. He's a person of color, just like Kendrick or Jay Z or Gambino.

Remember the outrage when Taylor Swift and Adele won over Kendrick and Beyoncé? It was clear everyone wanted a POC to win, except when it's Bruno Mars, they're gonna use another argument to justify their dissatisfaction.

Why doesn't the media declare this as a win for an under-shadowed community in America like the Latin-Asians instead of putting the guy on the spot for being a "safe pop star". Smh, I barely understand this, all the R&B legends are congragulating the man while the hip-hop community is over him.

Dude last night Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis said in Minneapolis that they were very warmed by Bruno Mars giving them a shout out on stage (as well as Babyface and Teddy Riley) and said this is why they do what they do..before presenting The Revolution.

People could shut the hell up cuz Bruno's album was the most cohesive and well rounded album out of all of theirs. he deserved those wins. Jay Z was the most artistic in direction, Lorde was a good pop album but that's all it was, Kendrick def had best rap album... but I think they all love Bruno. Alot of black prejudice is going on with him and I don't like that shit. It's hypocritical and shady.


Well guess what...They can kick rocks with open toed shoes because I sure damn well did NOT see Chris Brown doing half of anything as good as what Bruno presented on 24K Magic.

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Reply #2 posted 01/30/18 9:38am

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Shawy89 said:

Facts. Bruno is half Puerto-Rican and half Filipino, both his parents immigrated to Hawaii before he was born. He's a person of color, just like Kendrick or Jay Z or Gambino.

Remember the outrage when Taylor Swift and Adele won over Kendrick and Beyoncé? It was clear everyone wanted a POC to win, except when it's Bruno Mars, they're gonna use another argument to justify their dissatisfaction.

Why doesn't the media declare this as a win for an under-shadowed community in America like the Latin-Asians instead of putting the guy on the spot for being a "safe pop star". Smh, I barely understand this, all the R&B legends are congragulating the man while the hip-hop community is over him.


Good points.

Bruno translates well to any era; he proves that with his music. I don't buy his music, but I recognize his talent and his value as a performer and I'm glad he was recognized.

He IS a "safe pop star."

So what? At least he's got a measure of talent.

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Reply #3 posted 01/30/18 9:45am

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Imagine if Lords had won! falloff

Lorde, fucking autocorrect.
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Reply #4 posted 01/30/18 9:55am

EmmaMcG

Off topic but perhaps someone can answer this question for me. Why is it racist to call someone a "coloured person" but not racist to refer to that person as a "person of colour"? Isn't it the exact same thing just worded slightly differently?

I've personally never used either in real life because both sound really stupid but I asked a black friend of mine what he thought the difference was and he said as far as he's concerned, there is no difference and he wouldn't want to be called either.


Just so this post isn't COMPLETELY off topic, I'll just say that of all the acts who were nominated, I believe Bruno Mars deserved his wins. Unfortunately, and as per usual, the most deserving acts weren't even nominated.
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Reply #5 posted 01/30/18 9:56am

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Jesus Christ the PC culture can be an overly sensitive bunch of fuck asses. I’m all for diversity in film, TV, and media. But there’s this new battle of “oh he’s not POC enough” or “well he’s the safe man of color” last time I checked Bruno is a dark skin mofo he ain’t close to being white. But people think he’s a “safe POC” look I would have loved for Kendrick to win but why make this some racial bullshit? They were mad when white guys sweeped the Grammys. They were mad when a white woman sweeped it. Now they mad when a brown man does it? No pleasing these online tumblr/twitter SJWs lol.
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Reply #6 posted 01/30/18 12:06pm

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Shawy89 said:

Facts. Bruno is half Puerto-Rican and half Filipino, both his parents immigrated to Hawaii before he was born. He's a person of color, just like Kendrick or Jay Z or Gambino.

Remember the outrage when Taylor Swift and Adele won over Kendrick and Beyoncé? It was clear everyone wanted a POC to win, except when it's Bruno Mars, they're gonna use another argument to justify their dissatisfaction.

Why doesn't the media declare this as a win for an under-shadowed community in America like the Latin-Asians instead of putting the guy on the spot for being a "safe pop star". Smh, I barely understand this, all the R&B legends are congragulating the man while the hip-hop community is over him.

The Hip-Hop community cannot compete with real RnB. The old heads are congratualating him for bring our music back and showing that it can sell all over the world.

The Hip-Hop can people can eat a dick. As far as everyone else they just cannot stand to see a person of color and RnB music at the top. Look at what losers like Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes are saying.

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What the fuck is wrong with the GAP Band? It is that same old rock n roll snob bullshit.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/fleet-foxes-robin-pecknold-also-pretty-unhappy-bruno-mars-grammys-win-2231421

In capturing an article about the Grammys for an Instagram story, Pecknold wrote: ““Aside from Kendrick / SZA / Jay Z nothing that was nominated was very good in my opinion, but to give it all to Toys R Us Gap Band is pretty ridic.”

He later added: “Nothing was very good. To people asking me ‘what about x album,’ didn’t really listen to any mentioned tbh.”


Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/m...d36DOUS.99

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“Absolutely NO offence to Mr Mars, but you absolutely have to be shitting me,” wrote Bon Iver’s Justin...on Twitter following the awards. “While some awesome musicians do win, what is WINNING?”

He added:”To be factual, Mr Mars made a name in the INDUSTRY by making hits OUT of hits of yesteryear. SO… no real need to be mad, even, at the Grammies.
SZA? KENDRICK?

“I’d say move on from this shit show. Felt like a Democratic Party Party, not R’n’Roll.”


Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/m...d36DOUS.99

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Reply #7 posted 01/30/18 12:07pm

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EmmaMcG said:

Off topic but perhaps someone can answer this question for me. Why is it racist to call someone a "coloured person" but not racist to refer to that person as a "person of colour"? Isn't it the exact same thing just worded slightly differently? I've personally never used either in real life because both sound really stupid but I asked a black friend of mine what he thought the difference was and he said as far as he's concerned, there is no difference and he wouldn't want to be called either. Just so this post isn't COMPLETELY off topic, I'll just say that of all the acts who were nominated, I believe Bruno Mars deserved his wins. Unfortunately, and as per usual, the most deserving acts weren't even nominated.

People use person of color because Bruno is not an African-American.

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Reply #8 posted 01/30/18 12:28pm

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So media wanted shit-hop to sweep the awards with j-z and kendrick lamar winning the main awards??? eek I just don't get the facination with these two and their alledged genius. confuse

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https://www.acronymfinder.com/POC.html

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Hard times for Culture Vultures, maybe Bruno should make his own style for the next record.

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Reply #10 posted 01/30/18 1:11pm

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I'm iffy on Bruno sweeping but people are on some BS with him.

StrangeButTrue said:

https://www.acronymfinder.com/POC.html


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Hard times for Culture Vultures, maybe Bruno should make his own style for the next record.

Exhibit A.
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Reply #11 posted 01/30/18 1:27pm

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I had a feeling this would happen. I knew the outrage people had over Kendrick losing to Macklemore and the temper tantrum the media threw over Adele beating Beyonce but even though I had a feeling, I didn't think it would be this bad against Bruno. On top of this, people are also apparently complaining about the lack of female winners. My God...

You can't please everybody but this is where we are now. Where were these people when females were dominating pop music between 2014 and 2016? I'm all for variety and diversity and I was glad to see more color in the noms but when a POC wins it still isn't good enough because he wasn't the color you wanted him to be. The point is a very non-white and talented artist won with good (nothing revolutionary but good) material that everyone across the board enjoys. And then people want to call him a culture vulture despite the fact that he has shown multiple times that he loves the music he makes, wears his influences on his sleeve and is vocal about those influences. We got irrelevant idiots like this Pecker guy calling Bruno a "Toys R Us Gap Band" like his opinion matters.

Give me a break. There's no pleasing ANYBODY anymore. Kendrick should have at least one AotY to his name by now but at this rate, he'll be in the camp of Kanye and the Carters with 20+ Grammys anyway.
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Reply #12 posted 01/30/18 1:34pm

namepeace

kitbradley said:

So media wanted shit-hop to sweep the awards with j-z and kendrick lamar winning the main awards??? eek I just don't get the facination with these two and their alledged genius. confuse


I'll save Jay-Z for another day, but K-Dot really does have skills, and has made some meaningful albums.

Jay-Z has been around forever, so I'll assume you've heard a lot of his stuff. Have you listened to K-Dot's albums?

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Reply #13 posted 01/30/18 1:39pm

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StrangeButTrue said:

https://www.acronymfinder.com/POC.html

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Hard times for Culture Vultures, maybe Bruno should make his own style for the next record.

Time for black folks to catch up and make some decent ass music.

Stop this sung/mumble shit and play some damm instruments

Oh and stop going to sweden to find producers.

I hope he puts out five more albums like it and finds 10 protegee groups to the same and sends mumble rap to its grave.

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Reply #14 posted 01/30/18 1:40pm

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MotownSubdivision said:

I'm iffy on Bruno sweeping but people are on some BS with him. StrangeButTrue said:

https://www.acronymfinder.com/POC.html

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Hard times for Culture Vultures, maybe Bruno should make his own style for the next record.

Exhibit A.

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Hey, people that dig derivative/copycat shit are entitled to do just that.

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But, of course, your opinion matters more. I'd call him a lucky wedding singer.

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MotownSubdivision said:

I had a feeling this would happen. I knew the outrage people had over Kendrick losing to Macklemore and the temper tantrum the media threw over Adele beating Beyonce but even though I had a feeling, I didn't think it would be this bad against Bruno. On top of this, people are also apparently complaining about the lack of female winners. My God... You can't please everybody but this is where we are now. Where were these people when females were dominating pop music between 2014 and 2016? I'm all for variety and diversity and I was glad to see more color in the noms but when a POC wins it still isn't good enough because he wasn't the color you wanted him to be. The point is a very non-white and talented artist won with good (nothing revolutionary but good) material that everyone across the board enjoys. And then people want to call him a culture vulture despite the fact that he has shown multiple times that he loves the music he makes, wears his influences on his sleeve and is vocal about those influences. We got irrelevant idiots like this Pecker guy calling Bruno a "Toys R Us Gap Band" like his opinion matters. Give me a break. There's no pleasing ANYBODY anymore. Kendrick should have at least one AotY to his name by now but at this rate, he'll be in the camp of Kanye and the Carters with 20+ Grammys anyway.

Bon Iver needs to sit down with his coma inducing music. We all know what this is really about.

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The Grammy's was painful to watch. Music today has no soul. There are really no artists out there today who are different and/or cutting-edge. Bruno Mars has talent, yes, but he's not really doing anything new. He's a good performer, sure and he's tapping into that old Motown sound--it's already been done.

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Reply #17 posted 01/30/18 1:57pm

namepeace

StrangeButTrue said:

MotownSubdivision said:

I'm iffy on Bruno sweeping but people are on some BS with him. StrangeButTrue said: Exhibit A.

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Hey, people that dig derivative/copycat shit are entitled to do just that.

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But, of course, your opinion matters more. I'd call him a lucky wedding singer.


Okay, Bruno has been successful with derivative music.

But there are few artists who don't derive their style and sound from the folks that followed. Older heads in the 80s thought Prince was ripping off their beloved artists -- James, Sly and Jimi -- and while that was mainly hateration, he did owe them a debt. Bruno borrows more heavily than Prince did but Bruno ain't the first.

And really, the criticisms of Bruno should be aimed at the industry as a whole, for not promoting more innovative artists. They're out there.



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Reply #18 posted 01/30/18 2:04pm

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cloveringold85 said:

The Grammy's was painful to watch. Music today has no soul. There are really no artists out there today who are different and/or cutting-edge. Bruno Mars has talent, yes, but he's not really doing anything new. He's a good performer, sure and he's tapping into that old Motown sound--it's already been done.

nod I agree

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namepeace said:



StrangeButTrue said:




MotownSubdivision said:


I'm iffy on Bruno sweeping but people are on some BS with him. StrangeButTrue said: Exhibit A.

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Hey, people that dig derivative/copycat shit are entitled to do just that.


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But, of course, your opinion matters more. I'd call him a lucky wedding singer.




Okay, Bruno has been successful with derivative music.

But there are few artists who don't derive their style and sound from the folks that followed. Older heads in the 80s thought Prince was ripping off their beloved artists -- James, Sly and Jimi -- and while that was mainly hateration, he did owe them a debt. Bruno borrows more heavily than Prince did but Bruno ain't the first.

And really, the criticisms of Bruno should be aimed at the industry as a whole, for not promoting more innovative artists. They're out there.



That's just it. People claim to miss old school sounding music because they hate what they hear today (like me) but then we have a person who makes authentic old school inspired music, is enthusiastic about the music he makes, is vocal about his influences and was doing so when it wasn't trendy to do but he's in the same class as Iggy Azalea or Post Malone.

Music doesn't have to be "innovative" so long as it's good and at this point what more could be done musically other than augmenting what's already there? Maybe the next big thing just hasn't come yet but we've hit a wall when it comes to the kind of music that can ne made with the equipment that's been in use for DECADES now. The bottom line is Bruno makes good, fun music that calls back to happier times, does so passionately and the icing on that cake is that he is a POC but even so that still isn't good enough for some people.

You can never please everybody but there's no appeasing anybody anymore.
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cloveringold85 said:

The Grammy's was painful to watch. Music today has no soul. There are really no artists out there today who are different and/or cutting-edge. Bruno Mars has talent, yes, but he's not really doing anything new. He's a good performer, sure and he's tapping into that old Motown sound--it's already been done.


Of all the old school styles Bruno uses, the Motown Sound has never been one of them.

Music doesn't have to be innovative as long as it is good. Bruno makes good music and that's enough. There isn't much more that can be done in music now to push it forward anyway, not when artists are still using updated versions of drum machines and synths which have been in mass production since the 70s. Everything has been done already and I'd like to be proven wrong but just because something is new doesn't mean it'll be good. The closest thing we got to something legitimately innovative in recent yeara is trap music but that's simply an augmentation of hip hop, not a brand new original genre.

The bar has definitely been lowered which is partly why Bruno is as popular as he is but the same can be said for the Taylor Swifts, the Beyonces, the Adeles, the Justin Timberlakes, the Miley Cyruses, the Chris Browns, the Katy Perrys, the Rihannas and any other so called "greatly talented artists" today.
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Reply #21 posted 01/30/18 2:18pm

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sometimes dont u get the feeling all this talk is to hype up a situation no one cares about anyway?

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namepeace said:



StrangeButTrue said:




MotownSubdivision said:


I'm iffy on Bruno sweeping but people are on some BS with him. StrangeButTrue said: Exhibit A.

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Hey, people that dig derivative/copycat shit are entitled to do just that.


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But, of course, your opinion matters more. I'd call him a lucky wedding singer.




Okay, Bruno has been successful with derivative music.

But there are few artists who don't derive their style and sound from the folks that followed. Older heads in the 80s thought Prince was ripping off their beloved artists -- James, Sly and Jimi -- and while that was mainly hateration, he did owe them a debt. Bruno borrows more heavily than Prince did but Bruno ain't the first.

And really, the criticisms of Bruno should be aimed at the industry as a whole, for not promoting more innovative artists. They're out there.




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Well said
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Reply #23 posted 01/30/18 2:46pm

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EmmaMcG said:


Off topic but perhaps someone can answer this question for me. Why is it racist to call someone a "coloured person" but not racist to refer to that person as a "person of colour"? Isn't it the exact same thing just worded slightly differently? I've personally never used either in real life because both sound really stupid but I asked a black friend of mine what he thought the difference was and he said as far as he's concerned, there is no difference and he wouldn't want to be called either. Just so this post isn't COMPLETELY off topic, I'll just say that of all the acts who were nominated, I believe Bruno Mars deserved his wins. Unfortunately, and as per usual, the most deserving acts weren't even nominated.

People use person of color because Bruno is not an African-American.



I know WHY they use the term but my question was how is saying "person of colour" not racist when saying "a coloured person" is? It's the same thing.
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MotownSubdivision said:

cloveringold85 said:

The Grammy's was painful to watch. Music today has no soul. There are really no artists out there today who are different and/or cutting-edge. Bruno Mars has talent, yes, but he's not really doing anything new. He's a good performer, sure and he's tapping into that old Motown sound--it's already been done.

Of all the old school styles Bruno uses, the Motown Sound has never been one of them. Music doesn't have to be innovative as long as it is good. Bruno makes good music and that's enough. There isn't much more that can be done in music now to push it forward anyway, not when artists are still using updated versions of drum machines and synths which have been in mass production since the 70s. Everything has been done already and I'd like to be proven wrong but just because something is new doesn't mean it'll be good. The closest thing we got to something legitimately innovative in recent yeara is trap music but that's simply an augmentation of hip hop, not a brand new original genre. The bar has definitely been lowered which is partly why Bruno is as popular as he is but the same can be said for the Taylor Swifts, the Beyonces, the Adeles, the Justin Timberlakes, the Miley Cyruses, the Chris Browns, the Katy Perrys, the Rihannas and any other so called "greatly talented artists" today.

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Interesting. You don't think Bruno has that Motown vibe in his music?

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I think Beyonce, Adele, JT, Rihanna and Chris Brown have talent--I just think they are too saturated in popular music today. There are a lot of of good artists that aren't in mainstream music.

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Record companies look at an artists marketability as well. Case in point -- Miley Cyrus -- she's not a great singer, but she has stage presence and marketability, and the general population will listen to her and buy her records.

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Remember the days when we had Whitney, Celine, Mariah come on stage and blow everyone away with their incredible voices? That is what is missing in today's music. Where are our singers?

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Reply #25 posted 01/30/18 3:07pm

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cloveringold85 said:



MotownSubdivision said:


cloveringold85 said:

The Grammy's was painful to watch. Music today has no soul. There are really no artists out there today who are different and/or cutting-edge. Bruno Mars has talent, yes, but he's not really doing anything new. He's a good performer, sure and he's tapping into that old Motown sound--it's already been done.




Of all the old school styles Bruno uses, the Motown Sound has never been one of them. Music doesn't have to be innovative as long as it is good. Bruno makes good music and that's enough. There isn't much more that can be done in music now to push it forward anyway, not when artists are still using updated versions of drum machines and synths which have been in mass production since the 70s. Everything has been done already and I'd like to be proven wrong but just because something is new doesn't mean it'll be good. The closest thing we got to something legitimately innovative in recent yeara is trap music but that's simply an augmentation of hip hop, not a brand new original genre. The bar has definitely been lowered which is partly why Bruno is as popular as he is but the same can be said for the Taylor Swifts, the Beyonces, the Adeles, the Justin Timberlakes, the Miley Cyruses, the Chris Browns, the Katy Perrys, the Rihannas and any other so called "greatly talented artists" today.

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Interesting. You don't think Bruno has that Motown vibe in his music?


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I think Beyonce, Adele, JT, Rihanna and Chris Brown have talent--I just think they are too saturated in popular music today. There are a lot of of good artists that aren't in mainstream music.


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Record companies look at an artists marketability as well. Case in point -- Miley Cyrus -- she's not a great singer, but she has stage presence and marketability, and the general population will listen to her and buy her records.


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Remember the days when we had Whitney, Celine, Mariah come on stage and blow everyone away with their incredible voices? That is what is missing in today's music. Where are our singers?




I never got a Motown vibe from Bruno's music. He sticks to mostly 80s sounds like reggae rock ("Locked Out of Heaven"), post-disco ("Treasure") and early 80s R&B and funk ("24K Magic") with a mix of 70s and just now seems to be dabbling in sounds from the 90s (or late 80s).

I wasn't trying to say none of the artists I mentioned are not talented, just saying that the bar has been lowered. I believe if these names (including Bruno) existed in the 80s as they are they wouldn't be looked at in the same light of fame that they currently are.

Now let's say this is 1988 instead of 2018. Take MJ, Prince, Madonna, Whitney, Bruce and George Michael and compare them to their predecessors, they still look like massive stars and a progression from those who came before them. I look at the big names now and it feels like we took a step back in just about every way.
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EmmaMcG said:

laurarichardson said:



EmmaMcG said:


Off topic but perhaps someone can answer this question for me. Why is it racist to call someone a "coloured person" but not racist to refer to that person as a "person of colour"? Isn't it the exact same thing just worded slightly differently? I've personally never used either in real life because both sound really stupid but I asked a black friend of mine what he thought the difference was and he said as far as he's concerned, there is no difference and he wouldn't want to be called either. Just so this post isn't COMPLETELY off topic, I'll just say that of all the acts who were nominated, I believe Bruno Mars deserved his wins. Unfortunately, and as per usual, the most deserving acts weren't even nominated.

People use person of color because Bruno is not an African-American.



I know WHY they use the term but my question was how is saying "person of colour" not racist when saying "a coloured person" is? It's the same thing.


The term "coloreds" was often used derogatorily by racist whites. Any word becomes inappropriate after years of slander.
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Reply #27 posted 01/30/18 3:39pm

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luvsexy4all said:

sometimes dont u get the feeling all this talk is to hype up a situation no one cares about anyway?


Well unfortunately some extremely jealous musicians wrote some nasty comments on social media to try to take some shine off of Bruno. They made it an issue. No reason for it at all.
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Reply #28 posted 01/30/18 3:49pm

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Did he have to win every award?

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #29 posted 01/30/18 3:59pm

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Did he have to win every award?

No but this certainly isn't as big a problem as many are making it out to be. I think it's a combination of stupidity and just frustration over Kendrick not winning AotY for a third time.

The point is people wanted a POC to win the big one and a POC did. Now people are bitching, moaning, whining and crying because the POC wasn't of THE color they wanted to see win. Black people aren't the only POC.
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