Ok let’s get into it.
Hating Kanye West seems too easy.
Does he say wild shit? Of course. Does he say dumb shit? Most definitely! Does he associate with people who are dangerous to Black and Brown people in America? You bet your ass he does. But does he deserve all the flack he gets? No.
Some? Yes, but ALL OF IT? No. I get that we live in outrageous times where things said on the internet are considered worse than things done in person but let’s be real. Kanye hasn’t killed anyone and written a book about it, sold out the American Public to shatter everything Barack Obama did, or Punched Rihanna in the face. The only crime Ye has committed is offending the American Public.
I won’t lie though, he says a lot of dumb shit I can’t defend, so much shit I had to block him on all social media like an Ex who’s doing “too well”. My block game was so serious that I almost missed the fact he had an album coming out.
So with that said let’s get into “ye”.
All I can say is Kanye is crazy as SHIT.
Kanye’s raps on Ye remind of the things Dean says on Claws; genius, unorthodox but full of innocence. Kanye is a benevolent creature who wants to protect us but he doesn’t fully understand us.
Kanye made an album is so good it makes you like Kim Kardashian. Her sextape couldn’t even do that, and it had RAY J in it. Seriously who hates Ray J? Prolly Kim but who else really? Kanye found a way to make Kim look likable by confessing to the fact he thinks about killing her and that she’s really the only person he has that’ll call him out for doing dumb shit. Honestly it’s pretty sweet that two out of touch people can find love.
As complex as Kanye is musically, this album, much like his others reveal he’s a pretty simple guy; all he wants is for people to listen to him and respect his opinion, no matter how off the wall it is. If Kanye says 2+2=5 he wants people to say “why is it 5?” Instead of “you idiot 2+2=4 slavery wasn’t a choice what would your mother say if she was still alive I still don’t understand Yeezus Yeezys are too exp-“ you get the point. Kanye wants to push the culture forward, unfortunately he doesn’t have the tact to do it properly. He’s the type of dude to light the house on fire to keep us warm during the winter.
This album won’t make much sense unless you’re going through problems that are your own fault. This is the album you listen to when you’re late to work, this is the album you play when you got hit with 3 overdraft fees cuz you bought too many empanadas.
Lyrically this album is pretty mediocre. But to be fair to Kanye he’s evolved beyond lyrics to make his point. Where some people need to rhyme lyrical with miracle to connect with us, Kanye can say Poopity Scoop and we’ll understand.
Overall Ye is a great album, it’s definitive in the story of Kanye West as he tries to explain his actions in the most honest way he can. He’s not a likable guy, but he loves us all and wants to save us from the pain of basic thinking. It’s just a shame that the linked with a racist sexist bloated genuinely evil man like Donald Trump.
I give Ye 7 Cold Calls to Prospective Therapists Out Of 8.