Disclaimer: I am not a racist. I am not a hater. I am not a bitter rapper. I am not trapped in 90s hip-hop.
I shouldn’t have to say that but people (young and old) are afraid of criticism. This dude is really wack to me. Why does he exist in the rap game the way he does? I’ve been trying to understand for a long time. Granted, I can name a few rappers that are far worst than him. He urkes me for some odd reason. He is the WTF at the dinner table. Don’t eat before you say grace!
Maybe it’s the word play? Maybe it’s the youth? Maybe it’s the affiliations? Maybe wack sh*t is just better. GTFOH! Look, I don’t hate dude. I just don’t see the point of the hype. I can find reasons to justify most emcees I deem wack. Sometimes it’s all about the flow. Sometimes it’s all about the charm (swag for the dummies). Sometimes a rapper just provides a different sound and energy from what’s already out?
With this dude? I don’t know what the f@ck it is. His word play is not new nor extraordinary. He doesn’t have much to say. The production is okay. I mean, what is it? Maybe he represents a certain “I can too” section of the youth, and that’s cool. Maybe I’m not his target audience or maybe I am.
The bottom line is, I don’t have to support it. I try to give every rapper a fair run. I am a Hip-Hop fan with no bias. A spade is a spade. Wack is wack. Some would say, why be negative? If you don’t like it, you don’t like it. Right? No, he is the Tim Tebow of the rap game. There are far more talented rappers who will never receive the amount of hype he has, and that is sad. Mac Miller can continue to hustle. I’m never mad at that, but don’t tell me he is a dope mc. ”WE DON’T BELIEVE YOU! YOU NEED MORE PEOPLE!“
The Revolution will be televised….again. You may not like him for one reason or another, but you have to admit…this is exciting news for music fans. The return of “Music Television”. Music programming delivered because it’s hot…not because it’s marketing campaign says so. Or so that’s what the sales pitch is to potential viewers.
Though it’s not available in every market yet, I’ve been happy with my time spent watching Revolt TV. It’s refreshing to see a return to a channel dedicated to music…created by the taste of it’s viewers. I stopped watching music videos because they became uninspired at one point. The networks that once were the source for the latest and greatest now feed off of the stale corpse of Reality Television.
Revolt Tv makes me want to discover music the “old fashion” way again. Since the channel is not available in all areas yet, there is a live stream where you can check it out…Enjoy! I have… ReVolt TV Live Stream.
Every now and again I have to blog about his personality rather than his music. The majority of his catalog is unquestionable. Kanye birthed this generation of rappers. He was different (but familiar) at a time when rappers were carbon copies of one another. He helped to usher in a hip-hop fashion that felt neo 80s. He could rock with the mainstream and spit with the underground. Lyrically, there was even a point where I felt he began to outshine”Big Brother” Jay Z.
Then there is that other side of Kanye. The jealous attention whore side. The “look at me” side. Most people hate the artist Kanye because of this side. I think it’s what makes him successful. Kind of like Muhammad Ali (Floyd does it too but it started with Ali), love to hate him…live to see him fail….it’s all good press and marketing.
Twitter rants, the “I’m a let you finish…” moment, “George Bush don’t care about Black People (Statement was true but timing was terrible)”. You know you are making an impact when Obama refers to you as a Jackass. Kanye loves it though.
It is what fuels his passion to make hits. 50 Cent would start a new beef before an album release. Kanye will walk into a pole on purpose…then drop an album. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do. His last album was complete trash so he has to keep the people going on him. Maybe a re-release is in the works. I for one am a fan of both Kanyes. I enjoy the show. Please just keep the music focused because the act is tired without the “G.O.O.D. Music”.