Kanye West 2020

Given that the whole purpose of it is to get Trump re-elected it is a relief that he doesn’t seem to have qualified in any of the marginal states like Wisconsin and Ohio that he targeted.

Could still have an impact in Minnesota and possibly elsewhere unfortunately.

Kanye can walk on water now, which is cool

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Kanye pissing on a Grammy award

He’s clearly having an episode at the moment - dozens and dozens of tweets today, veering between contract stuff (he’s screencapped every page of his Universal contracts), comparing his contracts to slavery, talking about his sofas, tweeting scripture and sharing the phone number of a guy at Forbes

Regardless of my issues with him I hope he gets the help/medication he needs, because :grimacing:

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Am I the only person who thinks, “Oh fucking hell what now” when I see new posts on the Kanye thread? Really hope he gets help.

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Interesting section on this week’s This American Life following the Wisconsin Election Boards Commission discussing whether Kanye’s 1 minute late petition to appear on the state ballot was eligible.

Starts at about 32 minutes in if anyone interested:

Finally some sign of actual music. Beat sounds pretty good but rapping sounds half-arsed. Pretty much as expected then.

The problem with Kanye now is you just can’t trust him. Rap is so often all about shouting outlandish in the moment shit, but where a Danny Brown can take that right to the limit of obscenity and still come across as likeable, Ye always feels at best like a ticking time bomb. Like, if I nod my head along with this now, what am I gonna find out I tacitly endorsed next week?

Also, in very a short space of time, he’s stacked up a lot of shit-average songs between him and his best stuff. I just think until he vanishes and crafts a real album I couldn’t care less, and that’s shocking for me because Dark Fantasy and Yeezus were two of my favourite musical moments ever.

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Yeah not sure what would ever make me want to listen to this instead of just listening to Doo Wop instead

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Drake did it better with Nice For What. And it hurts to say that.

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Not sure how you can judge it from 30 seconds tbh. Not defending it either, just very little idea how good the track is or otherwise at this point. Also think Nice For What is a duffer and the sped up sample sounds really cheap tbh.

And slightly odd criticism to me when Ye made a career off not-so-subtle samples of massive/classic hits.

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Well I agree the rapping sounds half-assed and lazy, so he’s not adding anything to the sample - so why not just stick to the original. With something like Touch the Sky he’s got great energy and I love the lyrics, so I always go to that over the MG track

No issue with a blatant sample, but not sure he’s got it in him as a rapper anymore to elevate songs above their component parts

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Sure, I guess I just didn’t really have strong reactions to the short clip as you guys. He could just as easily jump into the verse of his life from there (though, at this point, you’d admittedly be surprised)

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I’ve got a friend who’s (still) a super stan, so I’ve probably developed a more negative stance as a result tbf

Understandable. I mean, it is more than likely the music will be shit anyway, and even if it is a return to form, it’ll only serve to distract from/enable him being a massive whopper.

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He’s on the American presidential ballot, one of my work mates was doing her postal vote, and there he was.
So he can get in the sea.

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Only in twelve states, his campaign missed the deadline or failed to qualify in the rest.

Most of them will be fairly inconsequential except possibly Wisconsin.

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Good, but he can still get in the sea. Or maybe the help he so badly needs.

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Iowa is polling very tight at the moment too and write ins in other states could have an impact. Wisconsin obviously the really bad one though like you said.