>tfw there won't be a mainstream rap album as experimental, divisive, and unique as this one for years to come
keyword right there. industrial hip-hop has been done before many times, just not very well known. yeezus is one of my favorite albums, but saying it holds some title as "most experimental" is fuckin nuts
>even if Kanye has been sucking dicks since 808
in the midst of bands like Death Grips and Clipping and Run the Jewels I just don't get how people can think this is so "industrial" and "brash and aggressive"
production just sounds messy to me
I don't get this album at all
experimental maybe, but it was a shitty experiment
The last announcements everybody ELSE read said Rhianna's album.
>"FourFiveSeconds" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna, American rapper Kanye West and English musician Paul McCartney for Rihanna's upcoming eighth studio album
Yeezus just sounds very watered-down when compared to other experimental hip hop artists. People who praise this, thinking it's GOAT, probably don't listen to other experimental hip hop artists.
Kanye saw a trend in experimental hip hop, jumped on it, and did it poorly.
I literally weep for the people who can't appreciate the masterpiece that is Yeezus. It reminds me that not everyone is born equal and that some people are just doomed to a life of misery in which they can never embrace great art.
I'm so grateful I'm not one of them but so sad that they have to exist at all.
it's literally none of those
I love yeezus but does anyone else feel like kanye is playing a character in the lyrics. To me it feels like all facets that we are expose to of kanye west the image. The sex (I'm in it) the arrogance (I am a god) the tabloid life style (blood on the leaves) and the anger (black skinhead, new slaves) all defining characterises that we associate with the image of kanye we see on the front of a magazine. Also the album is full of crazy contradictions that don't make sense, maybe implying that the image is taking over the real kanye. He also wore a mask for the shows. I dunno just my take on the album, it's kinda hard to take it seriously if it's not the case.
>not giving a shit about the man who literally created Paul McCartney's fame
>giving a shit abour Yeezus pre Graduation
he's being himself. he's just so aware of his own mental state and emotions that the way he portrays himself comes off as a little tongue-in-cheek.
like with the narcissistic tendencies vs self-loathing is the contradiction that sticks out the most to me, and that contrast fits perfectly. he says he's the best at what he does and he puts his heart and soul into it, but then the fame causes a ton of problems for him. he needs the fame to spread his message around though, so it's a constant back and forth struggle.
I don't understand how Yeezus is BRUTAL INDUSTRIAL EXPERIMENTAL HIP HOP. The first song uses a loud synth, but the rest is fairly standard fare, nothing that anyone would consider inaccessible or challenging outside of singles listeners.
Trap horns and reverb, auto tuned vox OMG MUHEXPERIMUNTUL
Yes divisive between people who have ears and people who are perpetually on yeezy's dick, and can only listen to pitchforkisms for their opinion.
Trap horns, trap hi hats , trap snares, autotune, four on the floor kicks, scary trap melodies, beep boops, the occasional gospel/soul sample
Truly a testament to uniqueness, none of those have been done in hip hop EVER. THANK YOU KANYE!!!!
>there are people who don't have TCD as Yeezy's best album
Degenerates, all of you.
He's created the most eloquent public persona, one where you can honestly never be certain if it's real or partially intentional. I would say he's a 21st century Oscar Wilde given all his indulgent effay pursuits and divisive response, but it seems a little dramatic
The 'playing a character' thing is one of the biggest cop outs as far as lyrics go. I really like Yeezus, but I think people give him too much credit and try to find something that really isn't there