Oh my, Kanye West.
Besides Coldplay, I can’t think of any musician who can dish out consistent new music. Sophomore efforts usually disappoint. But this Kanye West, in spite of all the shit people say about him, in spite of his nutty behavior from time to time, when he puts out new music the whole world shuts up. He manages to constantly outdo himself with every album. I’m so impressed. His latest, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, is amazing as one would expect. While he may be a rapper, his music is far from average rap. Average rap defined as ‘you spin my head right round when you go down…’ I looked through most of his lyrics today and they aren’t just meant to fill the silence. Every word is carefully arranged and every line conveys to us what might be going on in Kanye’s head that we can’t seem to get. And we realize that he’s an absolute genius. ‘Abomination of Obama’s nation’ -Taken from the song ‘Power’.
Earlier I called Kanye a musician, and I mean it. How many celebs/ artists can be called musicians anymore. Think Pixie Lott, The Saturdays, just to name a few off the top of my head. Kanye is what we need in music. For that I think he can afford to be the egotistic douchebag/scumbag/jerkoff that he seems to be. As long as he keeps doing what he’s doing. He’s creative, innovative and definitely knows how to market himself as an individual. No one will ever forget his VMA’s moment with Taylor Swift, and his george bush not caring enough about black people comment. Those may be bad press but that’s what makes him Kanye West. People start hating and swearing to stop listening to his music but HA, look who gets the last laugh. He’s got the girls, the cars, the money, and he will always have his talent.
Besides his obvious musical talent, dude also has slick sense of style. He always looks stylish and put together. And evidently so, as he has been commissioned by the likes of Louis Vuitton to design a line of sneakers which of course he dealt with great aplomb, because you know everything he touches turns to gold. Oh no, am I starting to sound a bit biased? But he’s so good with music. Runaway is over 8 minutes long on the album, and I love every second of it. It’s like I can’t get enough. And any normal 8 minute long song would bore people to tears but not Kanye West.. He knows how to work it.
Let me just get the facts out. Kanye West is one in a million, our generation needs to recognize this. He is changing the scape of music. His lyrics are smart and meaningful. He can rap and he can sing. He’s become a person everyone loves to hate. Sounds like success to me.