2014 BET Awards.. Where is the Spoken Word Artist Award

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beneathersurface.com Spoken Word Artist Needs to be awarded as well

The 2014 BET Awards ceremony took place Sunday, and as no surprise the big winner was  Beyonce The pop super star took three awards home. Nicki Minaji won for best female hip hop star, and after she acceptance speech I sat back and asked myself …… Where is the award for the Spoken Word Artist?

The Grammy Award for spoken word artist has been awarded from 1959 to 1998 the award was known as Best Art  Performance, Documentary or Spoken Word Artist. I wondered why has the art of poetry been abandoned from ceremonies like this one.  Watching the Awards Chris Rock stated that B.E.T was a platform for up and coming new artist that are bring new life to the art of music.

So why aren’t we acknowledged?

Because all I hear on the radio is the same “O”…

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