Thursday, September 20, 2007

If The Papes Come...

No real reason for the title of this post. Just a reference to one of my all time favorite B-sides (for y'all that remember 45s and "cassingles") from A Trib.e Ca.lled Q.uest. I fuckin' love that song.

Anyway, this post is a retraction. I fucked up. I didn't listen well. I let subtlety overwhelm me and I did not listen well.

I stand by my assertion that the lyrics are the worst ever. The abuse of poetic license, and shit like rhyming a word WITH ITSELF SEVERAL TIMES OVER is unforgivable. But that fucking Kanye CD is a BEAST.

It snuck up on me but I was listening and it hit me. Just like the third time I listened to "Fantastic, Volume 2" by Slu.m Vil.lage. I couldn't see what the fuckin' big deal was and then I hit the track that was the epitome of the whole CD and I saw. I fuckin' see!!!

"Flashing Lights" reminded me of a Dilla track. It's really some electronica shit disguised as hip hop. It's really a Detroit thing, evidenced by the guest vocalist on the track, Dwele. On my third listen, I heard genius. It allowed me to listen to the whole thing again, carefully, with fresh ears.

"Can't Tell Me Nothin'" is another masterwork. It's all good (except "Big Brother" which is so pathetic it's not to be listened to) good music.

Now if he would just shut the fuck up, learn to rhyme or say something that's not so fuckin' whiny. I refuse to listen to underdog talk from a highly sought after millionaire. Go swallow a half gallon of semen.

Be Cool,


Blah Blah Blah said...

slimy shit in my mouth would make me gag... but they say...Conye likes that shit...
I'm just sayin'.

I still refuse to buy that CD.

A.u.n.t. Jackie said...

I think this post should have been dedicated to me!!

proacTiff said...

" rhyming a word WITH ITSELF SEVERAL TIMES OVER is unforgivable." They make poetic oxymoronic license. You didn't know?

[Insert embedded "Big Brother" track here]

Stadium status...Now let the story begin...

1969 said...

I like the cd. At leat he attempts to bring something different musically. I am so tired of Money, Hoes and Bling....YAWN.

Knockout Zed said...

You should really buy it. Or at least dub it. I gives a fuck, really.

It is!

You wanna know the most hilarious part of that song? Jay-Z made that African pay for a ticket to his show at the Garden. That shit makes me double over in laughter thinking about it.

The CONCEPT is nice. I'll give him credit for that. But that cat's like a cookie sheet. Shallow as fuck.


Blah Blah Blah said...

You give a fuck....I see.
Guess that explains the neglect in my phone ringing...gotcha.

1969 said...

Note I said musically....NOT LYRICALLY. His beats are sick...his lyrics sicken me. LOL

Have you heard Jay's new track yet?

A.u.n.t. Jackie said...

I'm smiling ear to ear now for real for real and about to go bump Good Life on my way to the car wash~

Disco said...

I agree Zed.... the beats definitely have it...the rhyming..not so much..... but you already know I left my wallet in El Segundo annnway!

Angel said...

hahahhahahahahhaha! maybe this post could be called "i stand 'kan-rected!" hahahhahahahahah

BZ said...

Wow - I guess I'm going to have to listen to it.