DAY 67 GRAMMY CHASE: REMIX CATEGORY?

Day 67, another step closer to Spring and another day of Thanks and Gratitude. Ameen. Amen. Ashkran. Hallelujah. Whatever it is you use to give thanks, just give thanks.
As I dig deeper and deeper with each blog entry, it gets more interesting, some days more than others, but nevertheless, its day 67. What are YOU doing consecutively outside of breathing, which is involuntary? Are you doing anything worthwhile and at your own will? Why not?

So, today’s Grammy related find is, The Remix (Non-Classical) Category. Apparently, they’ve been awarding Producers with a Remix Gramophone to my surprise, which is pretty interesting, once again considering the number of awards that are issued that we’ll never read or hear about. Well, from what I found, the first Remix award was issued in 1998. It ran for about 4 years and then disappeared and the next time that it surfaced I’m unclear on, but this entry is related to the 51st Grammy Awards of 07-08.

A very dope group by the name of Justice, that has certainly earned worldwide acclaim, were awarded Remix of the Year for the MGMT tune “Electric Feel.” The original is below:

The JUSTICE Remix is below:

Here is another Remix Grammy Nominee, Moto Blanco, WOW! Didn’t win, but its definitely the “sweaty bodies rubbing in the club” vibe.

In closing, I was shocked to learn that Steve “Silk” Hurley of the Tom Joyner Morning Show feature has been nominated 4 times. HUH?..Well, some of his stuff is really on point, but its hit or miss honestly.

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About by Edreys

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

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