Virgil Abloh Highly Undermined At The Grammy & His Fans Are Upset 

    The Grammys have long had a complicated relationship with the hip-hop industry, and it’s safe to say they’ve only aggravated it. From removing Kanye West from the Grammys to Virgil Abloh being merely characterized as “Hip Hop Fashion Designer” during the “In Memoriam” part of the 2022 Grammy Awards program.

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     It’s very clear that the hip-hop culture is unsatisfied with the Grammy’s judgment.  Virgil’s influence is seen throughout the rap industry, but his legacy extends outside of the music industry. Virgil Abloh, 41, a fashion designer and entrepreneur from the United States.Virgil was also the artistic director of menswear for Louis Vuitton. I

    n early 2021, Virgil Abloh was granted additional creative duties across the LVMH brand.

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    Off-White was Virgil’s first label, which was also known for streetwear and very high-end luxury clothes. Off-White had surpassed Gucci as the biggest company in the world at the end of 2018, (according to a sales and consumer sentiment analysis). 

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    Although Abloh was nominated for a Grammy for contributing to the “Watch the Throne” recording package, the Grammys didn’t show much appreciation for Virgil’s global influence. Despite his impact on music, Virgil was not solely a “Hip Hop fashion designer”. 

    Virgil Abloh, a skilled architect who has worked in Chicago street fashion, was born on September 30, 1980. In 2009, he began his career in international fashion by interning at Fendi alongside American musician Kanye West. They became close friends and fashion colleagues as a result of this. Virgil Alboh became the first African-American to be appointed artistic director of a French luxury fashion brand.

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    In 2018, Time magazine declared him one of the world’s 100 most influential people. Virgil has collaborated with IKEA to create furniture for homes and apartments, as well as convenient tote bags with the word sculptural inscribed in the midsection, which was released in 2019. To learn more about Virgil Abloh you can read our latest article on him via our Hip Hop Untapped website.

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    Fans were perplexed as to why Virgil was categorized as a “Hip-Hop designer” by the Recording Academy, and that didn’t resonate well with many people. Countless outraged fans’ responses can be found on Instagram, Twitter, and other social media sites.

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