DAY 49 GRAMMY CHASE: WHO’S GOT THE FUNK?

Day 49, I came across some pretty disturbing, unbelievable Grammy-related findings. How is it that after well over 30 years of involvement in the music industry and countless classic chart-topping hit songs, that George Clinton, The Parliament, Funkadelic, etc., has never been recognized by the Recording Academy? One of the most sampled groups (artists, G. Clinton) of all-time that gave us, “Atomic Dog,” “Flashlight,” “One Nation Under a Groove,” and countless others, mysteriously has never be awarded a Grammy!! It makes me re-think the importance of the Grammy’s. The fact that an act, artist or group has never been awarded a Gramophone doesn’t take away or lessen the quality of their musical contributions. Despite George Clinton’s music having contributed to the large success and platinum selling status of many other artists that have sampled his work;  as well as earned The Parliament a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; the fact that they have never won a Grammy is even more bizarre than the stage antics they’ve been known for and that’s saying alot.

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Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

One response to “DAY 49 GRAMMY CHASE: WHO’S GOT THE FUNK?

  • Kent L. Ridley

    It’s truely a damn shame that P-Funk,or Bootsy Collins have not been recognized for all their contributions to music.This travestry as well as others is why I hardly ever watch the grammy’s like I used to.True they got to play with The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Robert Randolph & Family on two seporate occasions at the grammy’s but that’s not the same as winning one, which they deserve . I at least hope that the academy will wakeup to the coverup and uncover what’s up and perhaps give an lifetime achevement award to them next year or sometime in the near future as George Clinton will turn 70 years old in June.GOD only knows how long he will be with us. Peace&Blessings Always! Sincerely, Funkateer#1 Kent “K.L.FREEZE” Ridley. 4ever funkin on.

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