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Jamaicans Angry Fly Rasta Won Grammy

The Grammy Awards is over and, as expected, it didn't end without its fair share of controversy, such as Kanye West's continued craziness and musicians winning awards when they should not have.

One such musician is Ziggy Marley, the son of the King of Reggae, Bob Marley.

Now, I'm not here to attack Ziggy Marley, but as a Jamaican, who loves reggae music to the very core of my soul, it is difficult to sit back and shut up about this continued travesty that happens on a regular basis at the Grammy Awards.

Let me cut to the chase here and get right down to the meat of this argument. Ziggy Marley's reggae album, Fly Rasta, did not deserve to win a Grammy. So far, he has won four Grammy Awards for best reggae album, and you know what, only a single album from that number deserved any award.

It should be known that I am not the only person who carries this feeling. Many Jamaicans feel the same and are left scratching their heads almost every time when a Marley wins the Grammy for best reggae album.

People are confused because many had no idea Ziggy had a new album; that's how irrelevant it is. For the few who have heard about Fly Rasta, only a fraction managed to listen to it all.

When it was announced that Ziggy had won, Jamaicans including myself took to social media in surprise. Many were in disbelief because after listening to the album for the first time, they concluded that several reggae musicians of 2014 had created better albums.

One such reggae musician is Chronixx, a 22-year-old young man who is right now the hottest and most talked about reggae singer in Jamaica. For some odd reason, he was overlooked, probably because he is not a man who carries the Marley name.

It's a shame the Grammy Awards for the reggae category has barely changed. The folks who nominate reggae musicians clearly are not fans of the genre, or else they would have realized that every year several Jamaican reggae artists put their heart into their music, only to be overshadowed by the Marleys.

For now, there's not much we can do about the situation. It's just another year and another inferior Marley reggae album winning a Grammy. I guess it is time to forget about it, and keep on supporting those who are making good music

Long live reggae music!

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