Anyone heard this? iv never been a kanye fan, i downloaded it and heard half of the first track a few weeks ago and turned it off.. last night i listened to it in its entirety for the first time and fucking flipped out its absolute genius
Kanye hasnt made a good album since Graduation. Watch The Throne had a few good tracks on it but not strictly a Kanye album, Cruel Summer was the same but his last good solo effort was Graduation. Shame cos he is/was one of my favourites.
Kanye is an OK rapper. He's a fucking sick producer and would recommend all of his albums for the beats. Yeezus is a hard listen for me though, tunes like blood on the leaves would be masterpieces if he would just shut up. New Slaves has good wordplay. Bound 2 is the best thing on there. Everything else is pure skippage for me unfortunately.
For me it's: College dropout > Late registration > my beautiful dark etc.. > everything else
he is a dick. Some of his music is very good. His first two albums are solid. His third is decent. The rest is irrelevant.
Not a huge fan of him as an MC (he doesn't really use complex rhymes or even talk about great subject matter) but he is a fucking awesome producer (and his tracks overall are good). Some of the shit he produced on his first three albums and even prior to that as one of Roc-A-Fella producers put him as one of the best producers around at the time.
On the other hand, I don't really like jay Z past the 90s, yet I actually liked his new album a lot. He chats shit mostly, but the beat selection is very fucking good.