Posts Tagged ‘Ye’

“All Of The Lights” Video by Kanye West feat. Rihanna+Kid Cudi.

February 19, 2011

My personal favorite track off of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. My review for this video can be summed up in two words: “Rihanna…wow.”

“All of the Lights” by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi:

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All of the Lights


Ramblings about Kanye on the radio

December 16, 2010

Both of the official singles from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy “Power” and “Runaway” are as far from anything on Hip Hop radio stations as you can get. Kanye is the biggest rap artist in the world right now and so he’ll get on the radio by default, but from what I understand stations aren’t spinning his latest offering as much as previous Yeezy hits. This is the most critically acclaimed album he’s released. One where it’s a near unanimous opinion that this is his masterpiece and mainstream radio is rejecting it. But who cares? This sort of thing seems to matter less and less these days anyway. The least radio play Kanye has ever gotten in his career, and you know what? I couldn’t be happier.

Oh and “Monster” even with it’s inclusion of Hov, Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj(all of whom aren’t unfamiliar with radio play) won’t change things either. Have you seen the damn teaser for the video? It’s the most disturbing, unsettling looking rap video I’ve ever seen. Yes, even more disturbing than “Summer Girls” by LFO. I know, it’s hard to believe right?

Of course if Kanye releases “All Of The Lights”, just strike this blog post from the record. Forget I ever wrote it if you haven’t already.

Oh and while I’m at it, I might as well get all Kanye posting out right now instead of multiple Yeezy posts which focus basically on the same subject. I don’t troll message boards anymore but I was searching and came across a post that went like this(Unedited for your pleasure):

“Yeezy on the other hand will make sure the beat is dope, he changes the pattern of the beats, picks artists to bring out the song NOT cuz their hot & will make him hotter, alters the mood for artists (raekwon, beiber, cyhi da prince, nicki minaj, beyonce, rza, charlie wilson, jay-z), he’s not out to “out-do” niggas on his shit & wont give u an entire album about how much coke, jewels or guns he shot. lets be real here, most artists who use MAD collabos dont do it like Kanye does (even wen Jay tried it w/ the Blueprint 2 creatively that shit was a dud). Hell even wen yeezy did the autotune that shit was hotter than most niggas albums.

Its one thing to have collabos but got dayum do it & be creative w/ it atleast. switch it up, play w/ the beats, select good artists for the song NOT for ur career. These days niggas just throw on a beat, get wayne on it or his whole posse & package it as a “street song” while some ass of a DJ is shouting out 100 shit on there n u cant even hear the track or feel it. No thanks. When Ye do it he does it w/ class & finesse. Nigga is like a conductor or Maestro. How many ppl bought a DJ Khaled album & could play it till their tape popped ? how many niggas bought a Luda or Diddy album & had 10+ pages in a thread on how hot that shit was production-wise, lyrically, breaking down what niggas said in the song & having arguments over who had the best verse ? How many niggas did that & brought u something new ? bridging the gaps w/ Justin Beiber, G-Unit or had u searching Youtube for Cyhi Da Prince & Pusha T tracks….

ok then…. I REST MY CASE SMH.”


Now that’s a quote! I agree with this guy 100% and would make the exact same argument. Okay, I would’ve changed a few words here and there. Cleaned up my punctuation and grammer a tad but I’m with this dude completely.

The Art of G.O.O.D. Fridays

November 14, 2010

Starting some weeks ago, Kanye announced G.O.O.D. Fridays in which he released a new song available for download every friday until Christmas. I loved the cover art for the singles so much I’ve compiled them here. I’ll continue to add upcoming artwork to this post as they come out. I know it isn’t New Years yet but I’m gonna make an early resolution for 2011 and that is try to go five posts without having one be about Kanye West.(Right now it’s tough as his album is coming out in two weeks you see)

Official “Power” Single Artwork

July 3, 2010

Here’s the official artwork for the single by George Condo.

George Condo: Power(Art)

June 3, 2010

It seems that with Kanye, not only does the song have to be interesting but so does everything around it. Especially the cover art that serves as the visual compliment to the music. First he hired the talents of Murakami for Graduation, then KAWS for 808’s & Heartbreak and now you can add George Condo to the list of famous artists who Kanye has commissioned to provide artwork to accompany his latest project. This is Condo’s art for Ye’s latest single, “Power” off his upcoming album Good Ass Job.

Make Her Say by Kid Cudi, Ye + Common (Video)

July 20, 2009


The more a rapper strays from typical “hip hop” video cliches, the more I like it. I’ve seen the same radio rap formula for nearly 15 years now. So anytime I see a video WITHOUT bottles poppin’, ghost riding and thug posturing and displays even a hint of originality or creative direction, it will always score well with me. But then again it’s Kid Cudi, one of Kanye’s inner circle and fellow G.O.O.D. Music artist were talking about here and anyone from Kanye West’s camp almost always tend to have interesting videos.

I also want to point out the significance of this song having scratching in it. Nowadays, trying to find a rap song on the radio that has an actual DJ scratching on it is like trying to locate Bigfoot riding a Unicorn with a Leprechaun carrying a pot of gold standing on its shoulder.


April 24, 2009

I think this is a cool promo for my absolute favorite(and only) television program I watch. Sweeps are coming up so I see ABC is pulling out the big guns reaching out to the urban market by enlisting Kanye to do a video for the show. An actual song on his album at that! I would’ve liked there to be cameos of Hurley, Jin and Desmond lounging in the background, or maybe Sun, Kate and that fine ass girl that played Naomi dancing around in bikinis. Maybe have Ye rapping on the hatch or by the three toed statue. You know, throw in some cool Easter eggs for the hardcore fans.

If they REALLY wanted to be next level, they should have had it so that when Kanye says the line “I’m a monster, I’m a killer.” have the fucking smoke monster come out and CGI it so that it would pour out a bottle of Cris into a glass and have Ye drink it! Bam! I would’ve given that one away for free! Is it just me or does that facial hair kinda make Jeezy look like a huskier version of Game?

Stay Up! (Viagra)

March 16, 2009

Why did they purposefully make it so that 88-Keyes sounds like he’s rapping from a telephone? It’s like that on his entire album! Is this like the new Auto Tune?

Welcome To Heartbreak

February 20, 2009

At this point in his career Kanye can do whatever he wants and it will be automatically validated. He’s gone far enough from the typical formula without any sort of real negative reaction that now the rules don’t apply to him anymore. C’mon, dude has been rocking a black mullet. A black mullet!(Black mullets are the new corn rows, I’m calling this shit right now.)

Kanye, Cudi, Welcome To Heartbreak. Here you go:


November 6, 2008

Okay, I’m officially on board now. This happens all the time with me. I truly believe Kanye releases the weak songs as lead singles and saves the gems for the people that buy the album. Purposefully making me doubt him, then making me kick myself for doing so when it finally comes out. Besides “Through The Wire”, every lead single from a Kanye album has been my most hated. “Love Lockdown” from 808’s & Heartbreak being no exception, even though I think I hate the song “Heartless” even more. But after hearing “Coldest Winter”, “Robocop” and now “Anyway”, I’ve gone from complete disgust and skepticism to utter joy and anxiousness.

“Paranoid” has a total 80’s feel to it which further supports my theory of Hip Hop/R&B is in a sort of 80’s renaissance whereas the 90’s heavily sampled the 70’s, now it’s the decade of hair bands, auto tuning and Aquanet to which contemporary urban music owes its sound to. It’s all one big cycle, but I digress. Despite all the shit I’ve talked concerning 808’s, from what I’ve heard of it so far, this one really seems to stick to the intended theme. My guess is this album will have it’s serious moments but not take itself too seriously with a kind of a tounge-in-cheek undertone throughout. It is a highly successful rapper singing his heart out after all.

I can feel the leak coming soon. Keep an eye out.

“Paranoid” by Kanye West: