Backlash against a performer because of his personality is the stupidest. Fucking. Thing. Everyone whose music you enjoy is a huge asshole. I've never sat through a complete Kanye album, but I've heard enough to know that whatever kind of insane douchebag he is, he is one of the most aggressively creative people working in music today.
My general disinterest in hip-hop is what originally kept me from ever caring to check into his music, but his public persona definitely became the icing on the cake later on. I'm glad that something came along to finally motivate me to give his music a proper chance.
Although, Pea, I am very interested in hearing your review of his performance at Coachella. I'm sure you will have some 'technicolor' assistance to help the situation. If you run across his horse, please, shoot it for me!
Post by StormyPinkness on Mar 24, 2011 12:43:29 GMT -5
Kanye is loud, in-your-face, egotistical, and just generally larger than life. But, for me, the thing that makes a difference here is that he knows this. He is acutely aware of this and he says it. He went through some serious shit when his mom died, the culmination being the Taylor Swift incident. He was working some shit out and he has freely admitted to that. There are plenty of people whose horses are just as high or higher than his, but he is the one who slipped his horse the mickey.
Post by The Horned Grandmother on Mar 24, 2011 12:50:24 GMT -5
This is exactly how people talked about Michael Jackson up until the day he died, and then on that day everyone was a teary-eyed superfan. If Kanye died tragically tomorrow, the ego would never be mentioned again and he would go down in history as one of the greatest entertainers of all time.