Uuuugh. Is it just me or are you guys getting tired? Seriously, I’m not even believing that I’m writing yet another Kanye post about a Twitter rant, and yet….I keep hoping that this will be my last one, but if there is one thing that we can say about Kanye West, it is that he is a prolific Twitter ranter. I used to love how much material he gave me, but now…..So. Tired. Imagine how his poor wife must feel. Somebody really ought to take that man’s iPhone away. Maybe some sort of child lock or something? Sheesh.
But since we’re here...
As I’m sure by now you are all too aware, Kanye West has gone on yet another Twitter rant. This one was aimed at a music critic and producer named Bob Ezrin. Ezrin recently reviewed West’s new album, Life of Pablo, and things did not go well. Erin wrote his indictment of West in The Lefsetz Letter, an in dusty newsletter with tens of thousands of subscribers. It was soon picked-up by most of he major entertainment news media outlets, which is undoubtedly how West got ahold of it – likely while he was Googling himself in his underwear. Here is just a smattering…a mere sampling. There is an epic amount of shade thrown here.
Unlike other creators in his genre like Jay-Z, Tupac, Biggie or even M.C. Hammer for that matter, it’s unlikely that we’ll be quoting too many of Kanye’s songs 20 years from now. He didn’t open up new avenues of public discourse like NWA, or introduce the world to a new art form like Grandmaster Flash, or even meaningfully and memorably address social issues through his music like Marshall, Macklemore and Kendrick. Kanye’s greatest achievements have been in the form of excessive behavior, egomaniacal tantrums and tasteless grandstanding. What he is a true artist at is living his life out loud – and shoving it down the throats of the rest of us whether we give a sh-t or not. He’s like that flasher who interrupts a critical game by running naked across the field. Is that art?
No one else that I have seen is this happy to have the audience watching all along the way. They are working to the culmination of something; to the exquisite feeling of completion that comes from working and reworking until that moment when their creation, or their performance, is as good as it could possibly be. This guy is just feeding the media machine and I’m not even certain to what end
Oh dear. Not such a great review then.
And of course, you know exactly what happened next without me even having to tell you. You knew before you even clicked on this post what was coming. These days, its not so much a matter of if the Kanye rant is going to go down, it’s a matter of how. Well, here’s how.
Has anybody ever heard of Bob Ezrin??? What the f-ck does he know about rap…I’m tired of old people that have no connection with anything trying to comment on music!
Do something relevant… Please don’t speak on me bro ever again!!! Your kids are ashamed of their dad… Sorry for speaking about kids… but could you imagine if you were Bob Ezrin’s kids…I’m so sorry for them… I will send them free Yeezys to make up for the embarrassment that you have caused your family!
Bro you said Macklemore was more important musically than me… no offense to Macklemore, he’s a nice human being! Bob please never speak in public again… you are everything that is wrong with the old guard …it’s guys like you that run companies and don’t invest in Ye even if I’m your kid’s idol!!!
Rock and Roll was stolen… Rap was exploited…
I made Dark Fantasy and Watch the Throne in one year and wasn’t nominated for either and you know who has 2 albums of the year.
Welcome to pop culture!!!
Ezrin I truly feel sorry for your friends and family that they have had to suffer an idiot like you for so many years…
God bless the fools … all positive vibes!
You have to love how West,
immediately after during the same rant in which he refers to Erin as “old” and insinuates that his children and friends should be embarrassed to be seen with him because he is an “idiot” (he is definitely not…Ezrin has worked with many of the greats like Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss, and many, many more)… after all that, Kanye leaves us with nothing less than “positive vibes”.
Ah yes, I can feel them from here. Those vibes. Very positive.
Sadly, that wasn’t all. I simply cannot bear to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) for the amount of time it would take me to have to sort through it all, so allow me to leave you with a few choice edits. Edit number one, the above photo of HRH Kanye himself holding a portrait of his favourite artist in the entire solar system, and two, the screenshots of the Twitter purge that he engaged in during the immediate aftermath of the above rant, due to what I am going to go ahead and diagnose as an acute case of Tweeter’s remorse; likely brought on by someone else (Kim K? Kris J?) pointing-out that he was doing it again.
I’ll bet they’re wishing they’d just turned off the wifi.