Vince Staples Talks Grammys, And Why Big Fish Theory Should Win
Vince Staples had an interview with NPR where he talked all about the Grammys, and also talked about why his latest album Big Fish Theory deserves to be nominated in more category than just one. He states that his project Big Fish Theroy should take home 2018 nominations for Best Rap Album, Best Alternative Album, Album of the Year and Best Electronic Album–he doubled down on Best Electronic Album, later tweeting out that conviction.
Some other quotes from Staples’ NPR interview touching on The Grammys are below:
Are the Grammys something you even care about?
Yeah, I like all trophies — from Little League Baseball at Cherry Park up to the Academy Awards. Anything to put on my mom’s shelf, I appreciate it.
There’s always been this question of whether or not the Grammys even knows how to judge hip-hop — let alone whether hip-hop cares about whether or not they get it right.
At this point, I don’t necessarily know what it means. I’m 24 years old and there are different awards for different categories. It just depends on what it means to you. If you want that Best Rap Album, then of course. But then it’s kind of obvious that you probably won’t get Album of the Year. We’re not getting many packaging Grammys. It’s a lot of stuff that we’re not really getting. So, it just depends on what you want. If you have higher expectations than others, it’s probably never going to happen. I think one hip-hop album has gotten album of the year, ever. And that was [OutKast’s] Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. And they probably got it because [the Recording Academy] was able to say, ‘Oh this isn’t a hip-hop album.’
Are putting yourself in the running?
I think I should be nominated for Best Rap Album, Best Electronic Album, Best Alternative Album and Album of the Year. I should be nominated for score of the year based on the sequencing of the album. But these things don’t mean anything. There’s no reason why my album shouldn’t be able to be in multiple [categories]. You know, they kind of section us off. I don’t know if it’s intentional or not. I’ll never say that. They started giving out contemporary R&B awards in 2003 and I don’t know what the f*** that means.
You can read Vince’s entire interview with NPR here.