Fat Joe says he should have won a Grammy by chance as a rapper
Joey Crack and Remy Ma’s “All the Way Up” collaboration French Montana Nominated for Best Rap Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, but lost to Chance coloring book “No problem” featured hit Lil Wayne And 2 chainsaws.
The song was also in contention for Best Rap Song, which it won Drake’s Summer smash “Hotline Bling.”
In a recent interview, Dr GQ, Fat Joe made no bones about his belief that “All the Way Up” should have taken home the award for “No Problem.” The 52-year-old MC clarified that he bears no ill will towards Chance the Rapper, but claims that his song has not had the same cultural impact as his and Remy’s.
“I should have won the Grammy for Best Rap Performance 2017,” Joe said bluntly. “Possibly a cool guy. But the Grammys should have come my way. ‘All the Way Up’ was big. Not only that, but Remy and I were like Robin Hood and Cinderella when people understood the culture. They could have done ‘Hood a Benefit’ and ‘ All the way up,’ would have given a fuckin’ Grammy. You know?
“They gave it to Chance the Rapper – and for what? I’m not going to be disrespectful, but they gave it to him for a record I don’t know anymore. That’s my point. I don’t even know what he beat us with. Do you understand? Did you get it?”
Joe, whose hit “Lean Back” similarly lost to Black Eyed Peas’ “Let’s Get It Started” in the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group category at the 2005 Grammys, added: “We came out of this Jail. We made it. It is a miracle. It was their responsibility, you know? Let’s give Grammys to the underdogs.”
Bronx Rep. Veterinarians primarily Reaction to her Grammy loss By posting what was a backhanded compliment to Chance the Rapper on Instagram. “I hear you have to sell it to snag a Grammy!” he wrote, referring to Chance’s lyrics Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam.” “Congratulations to the victors. How likely are those moans!”
Released in March 2016, “All the Way Up” was one of the biggest rap songs of the year — especially in Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s native New York City — peaking at number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reaching triple platinum certification. The Cool & Dre-produced track was Joe’s most successful song in over a decade and Remy’s highest charting hit.
“All the Way Up” was also a favorite among Joe and Remy’s rap peers, as well JAY-Z Joining the Terror Squad The Official RemixBurying his and Joey Crack’s longstanding beef. Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss, the game, E-40 Even EDM kingpin David Guetta added their flavor to the record in various other remixes.
drake Almost appeared with JAY-Z on the official remix as well.
“Drake called me three times, Facetime,” Fat Joe said GQ. “He knew it was a hit. He called me, ‘Yo, send the track. Send the track.’ And I wanted to put Drake in there. Drake is one of my favorite artists of all time. One of the greatest artists of all time, the songwriters, the melodies. I love everything about Drake. His personality, his attitude, everything about him.
“Who else got 15 years, number one after No. 1, after No. 1, after No. 1? I’m fucking with Drake, you know what I’m saying? I don’t know if I told him this, but I won’t lie to you. Whoever comes up with his name, I’m going to tell the truth. He is the best.”
However, Joe ultimately opted against putting Drizzy on the remix because he didn’t want to overshadow his on-wax reunion with JAY-Z, who he wants to be with. There were differences over the yearsNa Remy’s first collaboration with Hov, his “favorite artist.”
“It was right to put him in the song at that point. But with all the history between me and JAY-Z, I felt like for the real fans who know Fat Joe, we have to fly that,” he explained. “Joe gets cracking and that moment with Jay and Remy, and it’s Turned out great.
“It meant a lot to me, emotionally, just doing the song with Jay and Remy. Because Jay is Remy’s favorite artist. Remy looks up to Jay-Z, but couldn’t work with him because of Fat Joe.
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