Kanye West I wrote about Kanye

Started by WPG, Oct 4, 2018, in Kanye West Add to Reading List

  1. WPG
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    WPG sxn80 Rory Gilmore

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    Boos Nova Nation

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    "But I do want you to imagine for a second what it would be like if, for the rest of your life, every misstep you made was followed by thousands of strangers wondering aloud what your dead mom might think of you now."
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    DKC hank trill

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    "In many ways, commercial art has moved into a sort of barren, hyper-capitalist wasteland. Clicks are agnostic and the machine keeps moving. What makes it confusing for us, and probably emboldening for Kanye, is that he’s so often been pilloried for being right. I’m thinking of things as charged as “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” and as seemingly innocuous as him insisting, years before she was given serious attention by critics, that Rihanna was one of the central artists in music. He’s been vindicated over and over. Which is why, when people observe that Kanye has “always been like this,” they’re being glib and not exactly correct. Yes, he’s always been outlandish and self-aggrandizing and not particularly in touch with the granular details on any issue. But his public performances used to be driven by ideas, or at least songs, that were daring and inspiring. Right now there’s a cold, Trumpian vacuum at the center of everything."

    Good s--- man.
     
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    DKC hank trill

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    "Right before Weekend Update, Kanye West slipped into a water bottle costume, grabbed his 18-year-old collaborator, and rapped on national TV about getting his d-ck s----d." LOL I'm dying
     
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    Oct 4, 2018
    Good read m8, 1,000 gold stars for the Never See Me Again embed
     
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    Lil Squeed French Montana Stan

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    "Two days later, Kenan Thompson, who has been on SNL since 1955, went on Late Night With Seth Meyers and likened the experience to being held hostage."

    Nice read but idk if Kenan is THAT old lol
     
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    reservoirGod reckless adventurer.

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    Kenan ruined Bill Cosby's sterling reputation when he r---d the Fat Albert character.
     
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    YiT Kornrow Kenny

    Oct 4, 2018
    @WPG you want to argue about the music itself, let’s do it. Please tell me what’s wrong with yikes and ghost town because I think those are great songs
     
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    Charlie Work Level 5 Goblin

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    There are legions of Kanye and/or Trump fans online and in the real world who bemoan the supposed “biases” of any critic or listener who likes the album less than they do. These appeals to an imagined objectivity, where “objectivity” really means “more reflective of my worldview,” have existed as long as criticism has existed.

    Nice. You've definitely gotten a lot more graceful at tying your reviews into the political climate.
     
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    Charlie Work Level 5 Goblin

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    Smallest violin ever for the problems of the rich and famous tho
     
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    Lucy #1

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    i wrote about kanye too, hes a f--
     
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    Pixel Hiiipower

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    O s--- i read this earlier today not realising it was you

    Good write up
     
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    Saw this posted on Reddit. Started reading and halfway through I thought "this sounds like Paul", scrolled up, and sure enough there's @WPG
     
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    Jesus christ this is awful lol
     
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    Stopped reading at “music aside”
     
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  17. Rodamon
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    what were u expecting? this is not an album review, its an article about Kanye's recent behaivor, hence the title Kanye vs Fame
     
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    Y'all gotta stop bullying kanye
     
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  19. WPG
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    WPG sxn80 Rory Gilmore

    Oct 10, 2018
    interesting take
     
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    Oct 10, 2018
    "But his public performances used to be driven by ideas, or at least songs, that were daring and inspiring. Right now there’s a cold, Trumpian vacuum at the center of everything"

    Yeah I'm not too sure about this. The Bush and Taylor Swift incidents were just as unfounded as his contemporary comments on slavery. Sure, you could frame it as sticking up for artistry and deprived people in need, but you could also argue he was just being an uninformed a------ about it. You are applying the latter frame to his current actions, but if you read between the lines his public appearances are, aside from going against the grain, him sticking up for self-empowerment, and defying public norms and expectations, and seeking constructive collaboration with Trump to get things done. It's just a matter of which perspective you want to take.
     
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