from my forthcoming book “Wonderland”
Well, I just finished my second consecutive playthrough. It’s a 180 from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. From the grandiose, operatic, epic, maximal sound of MBDTF to a minimal, raw and primal sound on Yeezus. From the FIVE album covers to NO album cover. releasing a song for free every friday for half a year leading up to the release (GOOD Fridays) to no singles at all. A short film as a 40 minute long music video for the album, “moving paintings” and ballerinas to no music videos at all. Actually no studio version of the songs until it leaked…
And he pulled it off.
Even though I hear parts that remind me of his previous work at times, it sounds nothing like anything he has done before.
I feel sorry for those who don’t want to like Kanye West. Most important and influential artist of this generation hands down. Forward thinking, ambitious and never satisfied. So many people hate him but I wish there were more people like him. If it wasn’t for him and a handful of other people, this world would be so dull.