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Posts Tagged ‘Kanye West’

R.I.P. Kanye

November 5, 2018

Okay, show of hands, who’s been let down by someone in their life bef– great, that’s everybody! YEEZUS, TAKE THE WHEEL.

b208e991I miss the old Kanye
“All of the Lights” Kanye
Still problematic Kanye
But cuz, like, art Kanye
I hate the new Kanye
Rockin the MAGA Kanye
Hang out with Trump Kanye
Just go away Kanye

Kanye West is an American musician. That feels important to state off the bat — not because you didn’t know, you’re not fifteen years dead, but for some table-setting. He’s not a politician. He’s not a prophet. He’s not a genius (which what does that even mea–) Okay yes, technically, he is a fashion designer. But the only thing being fashioned around here today are some goddamn arguments.

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Kanye West: Still Saying Anything For Attention

March 1, 2009

Oh… you forgot about Kanye? How could you? Even when his last album was so underplayed omnipresent on the radio? Whereas Dr. Dre would pen a hit song using only his best beats for himself Eminem, Mr. West need only be given a microphone and a camera to get the publicity wheels a turnin’ and the gossip blogs a spinnin’. This time, the venue was a taping for VH1’s Storytellers; a typically boring affair in which all your favorite musicians from the last few decades share their “secrets” about how songs were written. Spoiler alert: ‘Touch the Sky’ was about LSD!

According to a Yahoo! story, Kanye, when encouraged to expound upon his motivations for writing songs and being an asshole in general, took the time to trash frontman Thom Yorke of Radiohead while simultaneously defending people like Michael Jackson, O.J. Simpson, and Chris Brown. Under the OMG-I-forgot-to-pick-up-the-kids-from-school! saying: everyone makes mistakes, Kanye thought it relevant to discuss why he thinks these people deserve a break. I guess Rihanna was in the audience because she seems convinced. Touché Kanye, touché. I’m not sure which counts as the lesser of mistakes here though: Michael Jackson’s descent into a disturbing madness of child-touching and baby-dangling or Chris Brown’s alleged assault on Rihanna. (Note: there was reputedly so much blood in his car that they had to hold it as evidence.) I’ve made some mistakes in my life, as I’m sure most have, but I’m not quite prepared to welcome pedophilia or domestic violence into the socially accepted umbrella of mistakes. These typically include being late for a prom, locking your keys in your car, or forgetting someones birthday. Call me old fashioned, but if I felt guilty for making those mistakes, I’m not sure how I’d feel making the mistakes on Kanye’s list.

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YABAKWBA (Yet Another Blog About Kanye West Being Arrested)

September 12, 2008

Yeah, I said it. Initially when composing this post, I envisioned the title being as brilliant of an acronym as another fairly popular website. It seems to have fallen somewhat short, but it still sounds and reads like a Japanese chewing gum line, which is good enough for me (and consequently you as well). The truth is I am not actually aware of the current amount of blog posts pertaining to today’s most exciting viral video fix, but I don’t think I’m off base in assuming there’s more than one. First, let’s watch and take a moment to digest:

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Another Work Week…

August 4, 2008

… At least for all you suckers who can’t see the incredible opportunities in unemployment. I’m wearing boxers as I type this! Right now! Really! It truly doesn’t get any better.

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Hold on. I swear I’m good n-

Sorry, I didn’t think the crying would last that long! For those of you who know things could be better – whether you’re gainfully employed, on your ass, or slaving through grad school – I offer the proven solution to your angst: Be Kanye supplements. You may have seen ads for this miracle product on the subway. I was only too happy to find they made a video, too.

Even in an Absolut world, I know the guy has his detractors. People think he’s arrogant, stuck-up, and hot-headed. He is, no question. But he’s incredibly talented. AND, unlike far too many musical artists (hi, Coldplay!), he also has a sense of humor. Check out this very funny SNL sketch (sorry I couldn’t embed) and tell me he doesn’t understand his public persona. Or for a closer look, read his blog. It’s kind of a schizophrenic fever dream of misspellings and Murakami artwork, but proof again of his ability to mix it up with his followers. What say you, readers? Kanye West: delusional diva or talented troubadour?