I don’t really agree, Yeezus and The Life of Pablo (though yeah, there are a couple lines–I think I quoted them on this forum when the album first came out, cause they are really amazingly terrible lol–on Life of Pablo that are terrible…though tbh, you can find a number of really shit lines in all of his albums I think…tbh I don’t understand people who put an excessive emphasis on lyrics, not saying they’re not a factor but especially with a rapper like him who is more a producer than anything, it’s not something I really care too much about…if I want lyrical genius I go to other types of music anyways) are fine albums. Both show a willingness and desire to try new things. Yeezus in particularly has a couple songs that for me are as good as any on his catalogue. Life of Pablo also has an interesting tone and style for me. In short, I think they’re both good, just maybe not for traditional rap fans who have closed-minded ideas about what rap should be (not talking about you, just referring to the people who typically dislike Kanye within the rap community).
Yeah that’s just not true. There’s a number of important rappers who openly idolize him. Off the top of my head Kendrick has admitted a major influence on him, and Chance the Rapper obviously. Who also happen to be two of the best acts going right now.
For the record, I made that comment tongue and cheek, which I think is clear within the tone of the post. That said, yeah, he’s certainly up there in the top 3 or so, and I probably would put him 1. Absolutely ridiculous human being–think he once admitted to never reading a book and saying he didn’t see the point or some shit like that–but he has a clear gift for production and writing and has made some of the most interesting music of our generation, in a style that is very much his own. People get the two things mixed up, IMO (the talent and the cuntiness, I mean).