I know what’s gonna happen here if I say “Kanye”. Y’all are gonna start talking about how he’s an asshole, how he’s married to some famous woman, how he interrupted a little blonde girl on a stage somewhere, blah, blah, blah.
You know what nobody’s gonna talk about? His music. So lets talk about that.
It’s good. It’s really, really good. Granted, as a rapper ‘Ye can be a bit hit or miss. And a few of his songs (*cough* the entirety of 808s and Heartbreak *cough*) were wack. But there’s plenty of songs where he completely brings it on the mic. And as for his producing skills? Rock. Solid.
This week’s beat is a song I’ve heard almost nobody talk about, which is a damn shame. It demonstrates a skill Kanye has and doesn’t use nearly enough: narration. (see also Spaceship). He can tell a damn good, Ghostface-calibur tale when he really wants to, and here he proves that to a tee. Also, listen to that sample. Honey-smooth. Here’s Kanye West with Late: