DJ Primate, on 27 June 2013 - 03:24 PM, said:
I think the biggest misstep people take when listening to this album is that they think that they should be able to agree with everything Kanye says and that the messages and themes of the music are to be taken as a lesson/moral. That is no way to approach Yeezus. Hell, you shouldn't do that with music, period. But the thing with Yeezus and Kanye's music in general, really, is that this music is an insight into the mind of a person. It's what makes it so fascinating. Sure his thoughts sometimes may be radical, and sometmes a bit naive or pretentious or whatever, but they're definitely real. This sort of all out openness is rare from a celebrity of his stature, and is most definitely unprecedented in rap culture. I'm not saying rap isn't expressive as a whole, but Yeezus may be one of the most expressive albums of its kind. And it's really cool to get sort of an untapped, unfiltered view of someone like him. That's what is its. A perspective. He's not preaching to you. He's sharing his view, his world. So agreeance isn't necessarry. It's like when I listen to Quas. I'm not one to stab dudes with pitchforks or old folks with butterknifes, but I enjoy listening to the thoughts of someone that does!
Yeah man I get that, but for me it's how comfortable I feel hearing what someone has to say, I don't feel comfortable hearing what he talks about sometimes, and I can't relate to the drinking sex thing, cos of I've grown up myself, and got over being like a randy 16 year old. Words are energy and can change everything around you, and really effect people, I work with a lot of teenagers, and they do take this for real, and can sometimes model their own belief's around a song, we can't judge what others will or won't do by our own behavior, but some responsibility has to be taken somewhere for these actions, like Pass The Couvoisier, the song and video is an advert, it worked a treat, well off, or not I clearly remember this being the case and the sales went up on that drink. I must admit Hiphop, the whole culture all 9 elements of it, was born out of need, a platform to speak and teach, and raise people on the street out of ignorance. I can just about remember NWA getting pulled into the White House, to be told to calm down with what they're saying, then we get the guns champagne, fur coats rims watch's money gangster era, that was the begining of rap, and a slap in the face for the culture of Hiphop. So any genre, lyrics are a lesson and a morale take John Lennon's Imagine he says it all, you just don't know how the listener will perceive it, literal or figurative. What I do try do myself is, try and remember, somebody is proof reading his lyrics, and probably controlling the content of what he say's, and saying whether he can do something or can't.
Just watch this at about 2 mins out of no-where, there is some chump in the background, who looks like he is watching over what he is doing, he doesn't fit, he looks out of place, everyone going off in the room, but this one guy, I'm pretty sure most big mainstream artists have this to make sure the product that gets released is what they want to put out, not the artist. And we have all heard that one till we're blue in the face.
Now below is the real Kanye, and I will always remember this, when the guy talks shit. He did not stay on the auto cue, look at the shock of the other celebs, and look at Kanye's body language, he knows he shouldn't say it. That's what bugs me, he comes out with something that powerful and then, we get a sex anthem after sex anthem, lyrically. Must say though as well, I find it funny that people think this is heavy, it's big, it's moody, it's powerful, but heavy ? I think it's from growing up on death metal and grindcore, that makes me not see any heavyness, Listen to 30 sec's of any Decapitated tune, or Meshuggah, that to me is heavy
Yo Primate it's not all directed at what you said, you just got me thinking Holmes, cheerz for that.