November 2007 Archives
Mailed to Mobo (Music of Black Origin) via their website. Badly put together, but sent on a whim after reading this:
"OK, so comments aside from washed up has-been soul artists about a lack of a soul nomination. And for trying to ditch the Jazz category - and rightly so, I mean, who listens to jazz these days yeah? You guys seem to be screwing up on a monumental scale. You know you've fucked up, but the fucked up path is laden with riches. I won't (and can't be bothered) to go into the intricacies of why you are going wrong. Needless to say, you definitely need a rethink about the definition of this 'origin' thing. IMHO, the Mobo's aren't considered to be anything more than a corporate shindig with lots of internal back-slapping. On par with other 'soul'-less (boom, boom) events such as the MTV yearly hoopla. On a final note, there is no way on this planet that Sean Kingston is a reggae artist. You have zero idea of what reggae is, it seems. In short (and in layman's terms) you guys suck!"
It could have been an interesting celebration of music that is both British and Black. It's neither.