I wondered why all of the media sites were reporting that Kanye West’s new album Yeezus has leaked, which would encourage people to download it before its release, but oh well. I went to Pirate Bay and downloaded it too.
Now for the album. Well. My first time hearing his first single ‘New Slaves’ was quite an experience for me as usual. Not only do I praise Kanye for his social criticism, I also applaud him for breaking free from what we think we want to hear musically and offering us what we need to hear. I was sexually aroused by the edgy song, I’m In It, despite the confusion among other female reviewers who don’t know whether to be offended or not by the coarse language. I loved it!
Kanye has something special, a musical creativity that surpasses everything that exists right now. It’s as though Kanye makes music for the future. No one moves me like he does. I remember the first time I heard a Kanye West album; it was College Dropout. I had to sit down on the edge of the bed and listen to it in its entirety. I am not a music critic but some albums, like Nas’ Illmatic and Jay-Z’s Blueprint arrest you, forcing you to sit still to listen to what comes next.
Years ago I declared that rap music was irrelevant, but Kanye West’s Yeezus forces you to sit in silence whisked away by the creative foreplay, wishing for the resurrection of hip hop.
And did you notice the similarities between Kanye West’s cover art and Tupac’s Makaveli cover? (Pictured above)
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