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Billboard, Facts, and Fresh: BA Black History Facts: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Black History Facts: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince vs. The Grammy’s ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did you know, WillSmith, otherwise known as The FreshPrince, and DJJazzyJeff were the first to win a Grammy for Best Rap Performance? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the presentation of the award didn't come without incident. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It all started back to 1989 at the 31st Annual Grammy Awards, when the Recording Academy introduced the Best Rap Performance category. That year, the nominees included DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince for “Parents Just Don’t Understand,” J.J. Fad for “Supersonic”, Kool Moe Dee for “Wild Wild West,” LLCoolJ for “Going Back to Cali,” and SaltnPepa for “Push It.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, after learning the presentation of the award would not be televised, Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince led a boycott to protest the award show. Joining them, were several of the award nominees, including LL Cool J and Salt-n-Pepa, who released a statement saying, “If they don’t want us, we don’t want them.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At the time, the rap duo sat with Entertainment Tonight to discuss their decision to boycott, saying they wanted to stand up for their genre. “We don’t have the problem with the Grammy as an award or the Grammys as an institution, we just had a problem with the 1989 design of the awards show,” Smith said in a 1989 interview. “We chose to boycott. We feel that it’s a slap in the face.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “They said there wasn’t enough time to televise all of the categories,” Jazzy Jeff added. “They televised 16 categories and, from record sales, from Billboard charts, from the overall public’s view, there’s no way you can tell me that out of the 16 categories that rap isn’t in the top 16.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ultimately, the award was presented to DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. In addition, the category was televised at the 32nd Annual Grammy Award Show.
Billboard, Facts, and Fresh: BA Black History Facts: DJ Jazzy
 Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Black History Facts: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince vs. The Grammy’s ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did you know, WillSmith, otherwise known as The FreshPrince, and DJJazzyJeff were the first to win a Grammy for Best Rap Performance? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the presentation of the award didn't come without incident. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It all started back to 1989 at the 31st Annual Grammy Awards, when the Recording Academy introduced the Best Rap Performance category. That year, the nominees included DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince for “Parents Just Don’t Understand,” J.J. Fad for “Supersonic”, Kool Moe Dee for “Wild Wild West,” LLCoolJ for “Going Back to Cali,” and SaltnPepa for “Push It.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, after learning the presentation of the award would not be televised, Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince led a boycott to protest the award show. Joining them, were several of the award nominees, including LL Cool J and Salt-n-Pepa, who released a statement saying, “If they don’t want us, we don’t want them.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At the time, the rap duo sat with Entertainment Tonight to discuss their decision to boycott, saying they wanted to stand up for their genre. “We don’t have the problem with the Grammy as an award or the Grammys as an institution, we just had a problem with the 1989 design of the awards show,” Smith said in a 1989 interview. “We chose to boycott. We feel that it’s a slap in the face.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “They said there wasn’t enough time to televise all of the categories,” Jazzy Jeff added. “They televised 16 categories and, from record sales, from Billboard charts, from the overall public’s view, there’s no way you can tell me that out of the 16 categories that rap isn’t in the top 16.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ultimately, the award was presented to DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. In addition, the category was televised at the 32nd Annual Grammy Award Show.

Black History Facts: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince vs. The Grammy’s ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did you know, WillSmith, otherwise known as The Fresh...

American Horror Story, Apparently, and Donald Trump: AMERICAN HORROR STORY IS TAKING ON THE 2016 ELECTION IN SEASON 7 NEWS Ryan Murphy has apparently revealed the theme of the anticipated next season of American Horror Story, and it might just be the anthology show's most terrifying one yet. If nothing else, it's certainly the most timely. _ During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live, the AHS mastermind told host Andy Cohen that he doesn't have an official title for Season 7 but that there is, in fact, a theme: the 2016 election. Yep. Your eyes are not deceiving you. That's what he actually said, and after dutifully double-checking, it appears to be legit. _ "The season that we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through," Murphy said. "So I think that will be interesting for a lot of people." (That's an understatement, dude. The wounds are still fresh!) _ While living through the 2016 presidential election sure felt like an American horror story, we never thought Murphy would turnaround something so fast. Of course, Murphy's declaration doesn't mean that Season 7 will follow the exact events of the most recent election. It's entirely possible that the season will be "inspired" by the election, similar to how this past season, Roanoke, was inspired by the real-life disappearance of an entire colony. So this could very well resemble The Purge. When asked if Season 7 would have "a Trump," Murphy said, slyly, "Maybe." _ AHS vets Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are already confirmed to appear, per The Hollywood Reporter, and because this is a Murphy production, we're bound to see more familiar faces. Although, if the creator does go the historically accurate route, it's really hard to imagine who in Murphy's rolodex could pull off Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. _ But this idea has undoubtedly been in the works for months. Last month, FX renewed American Horror Story through Season 9, and in a statement to EW, CEO John Landgraf said, "I’m really excited about Season 7." _ Maybe we should save everyone the emotional torture and just skip to that crossover between Coven and Murder House. Please, please, please, Murphy? _ by Crystal Bell
American Horror Story, Apparently, and Donald Trump: AMERICAN HORROR STORY IS TAKING ON THE
 2016 ELECTION IN SEASON 7
 NEWS
Ryan Murphy has apparently revealed the theme of the anticipated next season of American Horror Story, and it might just be the anthology show's most terrifying one yet. If nothing else, it's certainly the most timely. _ During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live, the AHS mastermind told host Andy Cohen that he doesn't have an official title for Season 7 but that there is, in fact, a theme: the 2016 election. Yep. Your eyes are not deceiving you. That's what he actually said, and after dutifully double-checking, it appears to be legit. _ "The season that we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through," Murphy said. "So I think that will be interesting for a lot of people." (That's an understatement, dude. The wounds are still fresh!) _ While living through the 2016 presidential election sure felt like an American horror story, we never thought Murphy would turnaround something so fast. Of course, Murphy's declaration doesn't mean that Season 7 will follow the exact events of the most recent election. It's entirely possible that the season will be "inspired" by the election, similar to how this past season, Roanoke, was inspired by the real-life disappearance of an entire colony. So this could very well resemble The Purge. When asked if Season 7 would have "a Trump," Murphy said, slyly, "Maybe." _ AHS vets Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are already confirmed to appear, per The Hollywood Reporter, and because this is a Murphy production, we're bound to see more familiar faces. Although, if the creator does go the historically accurate route, it's really hard to imagine who in Murphy's rolodex could pull off Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. _ But this idea has undoubtedly been in the works for months. Last month, FX renewed American Horror Story through Season 9, and in a statement to EW, CEO John Landgraf said, "I’m really excited about Season 7." _ Maybe we should save everyone the emotional torture and just skip to that crossover between Coven and Murder House. Please, please, please, Murphy? _ by Crystal Bell

Ryan Murphy has apparently revealed the theme of the anticipated next season of American Horror Story, and it might just be the anthology sh...