One of the lowest point of last evening’s GRAMMY Awards was when Drake’s honest, authentic and heartfelt speech was cut short. The artist was making a very timely and accurate speech to his fellow musicians about everyone already being winners as long as they are putting in the work and are being supported by their fans.
He was basically saying that no one needs a GRAMMY to legitimize their success in the music business, and for that he was apparently cut off. A few seconds after the artist made that statement the show went to a commercial break and Drake was cut-off. Today the GRAMMY is claiming that Drake’s speech was finished before they went to break; but no one is buying that.
Hence the headline question; why was Drake’s speech cut-off at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards?
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The 2019 staging of the annual Cincinnati Music Festival will kick off on Thursday, July 25th and will wrap up on Saturday, July 27th. It will be held at the Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.
This year will see a slew of major mega rhythm & blues as well as hip-hop acts taking to the stage. Some of the confirmed artists include: Kid Capri, Slick Rick, EPMD, Maxwell, Earth, Wind & Fire, Mary J. Blige, Blackstreet, Teddy Riley, Dave Hollister, and that is just to name a few.
Tickets start at $60 USD and can be purchased HERE.
Sideways is the only big music & arts festival in the Helsinki area happening at the beginning of the Summer. Every year they present nearly 80 live acts plus entertaining sideshows from music trivia competitions to art exhibitions, 80’s arcade games to skateboarding sessions.
For 2019 they have added veteran hip-hop artist Nas as one of their main headliners. The Queen’s Bridge native has just released 3 back to back videos from his latest album, all while working on new musical projects.
Sideways Festival takes place on June 6th, 7th, and 8th at Sideways (Nordenskiöldinkatu 11, 00250) in Helsinki. Click here for tickets.
The legendary Scarface will be making a stop at one of the most popular live venue on the west coast, Yoshi’s. It’s located at 510 Embarcadero West in Oakland, California. The event, which kicks off at approximately 9:30 PM, has a door entrance ranging from $32 to $39 USD.
Click here to purchase tickets.
On Friday, February 1st, Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) will perform at O2 Forum Kentish Town (located at 9-17 Highgate Road) in London, UK. This is an 18 and older event – ID required – that will run from 7 to 11 PM (UK time).
Tickets are available online for £29.50 + tax. Click here to purchase tickets.
On Saturday, March 9th, the annual 9 Mile Music Festival will take place at the historic Virginia Key Beach Park – 4020 Virginia Beach Drive – in Miami, Florida. The lineup for this year includes: Nas, Shabba Ranks, Sizzla Kalonji, Busy Signal, Capleton, Mighty Crown and others.
For updates, vendor opportunity and ticket info, persons are being asked to visit the event’s official website.
On Friday, January 18th, the “bigger than hip-hop” duo Dead Prez will be performing at Brighton Music Hall (158 Brighton Ave) in Allston, Massachusetts.
This is an 18 and older event and valid identification is required at the door, which opens at 8 PM. Click here to purchase tickets.