Vince Staples Thinks His ‘Big Fish Theory’ Album Deserves Grammy Award for Electronic Album of the Year
The Grammy Academy is known for its fickle ways when it comes to picking in the rap category. One only has to look back to the 2014 edition where Macklemore's The Heist beat out Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city for proof. So this year, Vince Staples is trying to go a different route. The criminally underrated Cali rapper's latest album, Big Fish Theory, is in consideration for being nominated for the 2018 Grammy Awards. But if Vince has his way, it will be nominated in the Electronic Album of the Year category.
The West Coast rapper recently sat down wit Rodney Carmichael of NPR to discuss his latest LP when the topic of the 60th annual Grammy Awards came up. Vince talked about the politics involved in winning Rap Album of the Year, later saying his project is so diverse it could win in a few categories, particularly Electronic Album of the Year.
"My album is better than everything I'm seeing right now," Vince said, looking over a list of the electronic projects that could also get nominated. "And I'm very honest with that. I appreciate people's works and I never want to put myself first, but my album is better than everything I'm reading right now. So I should win electronic album of the year based on my production, alone. But it can't be that because I'm rapping on it — which makes no sense because I'm better than everything right here."
He later doubled down on his comment on social media tweeting, "Big Fish Theory is electronic album of the year @GRAMMYAdvocacy."
The 2018 Grammy Awards will take place in New York City marking the first time since 2003 that the event has been held in the Empire State. Nominees will be announced on Nov. 28.
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