Tuesday, 20 August 2019

NEW MUSIC EAR'S THOUGHTS ON: KANYE WEST

THESE THOUGHTS ARE MY OWN RANDOM MUSINGS ABOUT MUSIC.  THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO OFFEND, MUSIC IS TO BE ENJOYED AND ALSO DEBATED.  WE ALL HAVE OUR FAVOURITES AND IDOLS AND EACH GENERATION HAS DIFFERENT OPINIONS.  THESE ARE MINE.  SOME YOU MAY FIND INTOLERABLE, SOME YOU MAY FIND AGREEABLE.


KANYE WEST

I heard Kanye West's name thrown around in music magazines and on music programmes many years ago and had no idea who he was.  I had heard he was some kind of producer but mostly I thought he was just a hanger-on in music circles and certain stars knew of him.  Next thing I know he is with Kim Kardashian and that awful Kardashian family (more people who got famous for pretty much nothing).

Next thing I hear he has been a prat at the VMA Awards being pretty rude to Taylor Swift.  Apparently all this time he had been making "records" though I had never heard of anything he has ever done or of anything noteworthy from this person.  I know I am not big in Hip Hop circles, apparently he is a "rapper", who knew?

Then as a big fan of Prince I hear West giving a half baked insult "tribute" to the great man saying he was "the best the world has ever seen, present company excluded".  So basically he was saying that Prince was the SECOND greatest artist of all time behind HIM!.  I realised this man was a bit of a joke in music circles as everyone seemed to be making fun of him for stupid things he has said or done.

When I looked at his Wikipedia I was shocked, 21 Grammys won from 69 nominations???.  I had never heard of him! I have since heard some of his music, all relatively dull fare, run-of-the-mill Hip Hop that Grandmaster Flash would laugh at.  None of his music is extraordinary, quite average.  The man believes in his own hype, his Wikipedia states " West is among the most critically acclaimed artists of the twenty-first century, receiving praise from music critics, fans, fellow musicians, artists, and wider cultural figures for his work".  Did he write this himself? None of the artists I like have ever mentioned this person, nobody I know thinks he is great.  All I know he is husband of a person who gained fame from a sex video and a massive bottom.

I did see some fashion show he had on MTV I think to show his new clothes line, really that was hilarious.  The man sure has balls to actually think he is that popular.  All I can say is kudos to his promotion team because the hype does not reflect the man.  I don't know who is buying his records but I suggest that maybe they should aim higher.  I have heard ten times better rappers and Hip Hop music than the dross this man is, for some reason being praised for.

Sometimes hype buys you fame, notoriety buys you fame, sadly in this case, talent did not buy him fame.  His views nobody cares about but himself.   I saw him on Ellen DeGeneres' chat show once, and that was enough, what a self centred, arrogant prat who loved the sound of his own voice.  Sadly nothing of note came out.



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