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does kanye west write his own music, and where can you get one of his paintings?

Ashley LeFlore, Thursday, 13 May 2004 22:33 (sixteen years ago) link

holy crap

JaXoN (JasonD), Thursday, 13 May 2004 22:35 (sixteen years ago) link

a)yes
b)http://search.sothebys.com/

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Thursday, 13 May 2004 22:36 (sixteen years ago) link

we should just change the name of the board to "I love Kanye West" and be done with it

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Thursday, 13 May 2004 22:51 (sixteen years ago) link

BUT WHAT ABOUT DIZZEE???!?!?!?!

Xii (Xii), Thursday, 13 May 2004 23:39 (sixteen years ago) link

seven years pass...

kanyes goin off on twitter 2nite

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:17 (eight years ago) link

kanyewest Kanye West
I am assembling a team of architects, graphic designers, directors musicians, producers, AnRs, writers, publicist, social media experts...

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:18 (eight years ago) link

lmbo

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:18 (eight years ago) link

kanyewest Kanye West
app guys, managers, car designers, clothing designers, DJs, video game designers, publishers, tech guys, lawyers, bankers, nutritionist ...

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:19 (eight years ago) link

kanyewest Kanye West
I care about people who have never heard of me...

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:19 (eight years ago) link

kanyewest Kanye West
5:18 am in London... My dreams keep me woke

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:21 (eight years ago) link

'dreams'

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:21 (eight years ago) link

kanyewest Kanye West
I have started a new company and I'm so excited about the name.... it's got the best name ever of all companies of all time!!!....

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:22 (eight years ago) link

kanyewest Kanye West
The name of the company is DONDA

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:23 (eight years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/KbuWp.png

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:29 (eight years ago) link

kanyewest Kanye West
We can collectively effect the world trough design. We need to pick up where steve jobs left off

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:37 (eight years ago) link

Well, tbh, trough design has been at a standstill for quite awhile now.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:41 (eight years ago) link

kanyewest Kanye West
Instead of kicking kids out of schools for using there iPhones... why not promote it? Allow kids to use search engines to do test...

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:43 (eight years ago) link

so. many. ideas.

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:44 (eight years ago) link

kanyewest Kanye West
like the real WORLD!!! Give kids the amount of test they would have in a year in one day but they have to get everything perfect...

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:46 (eight years ago) link

Kanye's giving a whole TED Talk tonight.

Cheap desert locations (Eazy), Thursday, 5 January 2012 06:03 (eight years ago) link

(on Twitter)

Cheap desert locations (Eazy), Thursday, 5 January 2012 06:03 (eight years ago) link

kanyewest Kanye West
If anyone would like to reach out email us at contactDO✧✧✧@gm✧✧✧.c✧✧

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2012 06:17 (eight years ago) link

lmao @ contactDONDA @ gmail.com

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2012 06:20 (eight years ago) link

DONDA has registered a gmail account everyone, let the problem solving begin

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2012 06:21 (eight years ago) link

NO_TATS_B SUCK MY DICK
SOMEBODY SHOULD SEND A PICTURE OF AMBER ROSE TO THAT GMAIL HE JUST POSTED I BET HE WOULD CRY IF HE SAW IT

lol

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2012 06:22 (eight years ago) link

kanyewest Kanye West
Instead of kicking kids out of schools for using there iPhones... why not promote it? Allow kids to use search engines to do test...

― lag∞n, Thursday, January 5, 2012 12:43 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

this one is so fucking stupid/amazing

J0rdan S., Thursday, 5 January 2012 07:38 (eight years ago) link

@kanyewest Kanye West
My mom was an English teacher so I know she sends an SMDH from heaven : )
3 hours ago via web

she's not the only one

all i see is angels in my eyes (lex pretend), Thursday, 5 January 2012 09:01 (eight years ago) link

kanyewest Kanye West
I have started a new company and I'm so excited about the name.... it's got the best name ever of all companies of all time!!!....

kanyewest Kanye West
The name of the company is DONDA

this is such a two-ilx-post joke move

quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Thursday, 5 January 2012 11:19 (eight years ago) link

i feel bad taking the piss out of the name cuz it's his mum

all i see is angels in my eyes (lex pretend), Thursday, 5 January 2012 11:28 (eight years ago) link

ahhh i didn't know that, & now feel bad accordingly.
can we talk about him & spike jonze starting a summer school instead

quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Thursday, 5 January 2012 11:33 (eight years ago) link

THE DONDA MANIFESTO IN ITS ENTIRETY

I love being back at my fashion office learning and creating. It’s so challenging and fun and I’m surrounded by amazing people.
They so you only live once but every time I come to work I feel like I’m starting a second life.
You guys might think I have some type of backing for my line but I don’t.
I did the first fashion show out of my own pocket and used the money I made touring to follow my passion.
I’ve been working at this for 8 years now …from the first offers to do urban clothing lines that I turned down…
To begging Bape to do my line and never making any real headway…
To having an office in LA that was shut down after the “MTV” moment along with my tour with GAGA
I moved to Japan for one month after that and designed every night in my room… I had this opportunity to intern at Fendi and was also..
…offered a position to at Versace wich I could not take due to my contract with LV which was for 2 years…
I moved to Rome after I left Japan and worked at Fendi for 4 months under cover … I was there to give ideas for the men’s collection
I snuck to Giuseppe Zanotti Factory still under contract and learned to design woman’s shoes for 2 years before my first show in Paris
After doing the first LV collection I was sure I would get a second shot to create but was never given the opportunity
I designed a sneaker called the YEEZY with Nike. I’m “allowed” to design 1 pair of sneakers every 2 years. I have more ideas…
Early 2011 … I moved to Paris and opened a small design studio… the language barrier was quite difficult…
I still don’t have a Paris VAT number to this day… I don’t know what a VAT but every time I asked why we didn’t have fabrics they said…
… it was because of the VAT.
In Paris I met many great people in design including the master Azzedine Alaia… Azzedine even came by my studio one day : )))
This was the greatest feeling to stand in his presence in my embarrassingly small Paris studio in a courtyard opposite Collate
I remember being 5 years old picking and my mother taking me with her shopping at the discount fur spots
She said I would always point to the most expensive furs even as a child LOL
It’s something about making clothing that always brings me back to that point. For the first 16 or 17 years of my life the only thing…
I knew about my woman’s clothing was what my Mom would wear. I guess some critics would joke that I still don’t know anything LOL
My Mom would wear blue jeans with a fur and an embellished “Cosby Show” sweater : ) to pick me up from school
… the teachers said I couldn’t focus… I used to get kicked out of class for bringing dirty mags and drawing Nikeys in 4th grade
Being a celebrity has afforded me many opportunities but has also boxed me in creatively.
I was just discussing becoming the creative director for the Jetson movie and someone on the call yelled out.. you should do a Jetsons tour!
This just happened a few hours ago. I was very insulted of course becuase for anyone that’s seen the Watch the Throne Tour…
Or Coachella or Glow in the Dark or Runaway.. you know I have real ideas…
I appreciate having the most nominations at the Grammies but I feel so conflicted by the fact that award shows sometimes are completely…
…illogical
Good logic tells me smile Kanye… the world likes you again… red or blue pill? … aaaaand Swallow lol
I wouldn’t have the prestige I have if it wasn’t partially for the Grammies validation and I honor that
….hmmmmm what to wear… here I go again… Yeezy the trend setter or complete fucking fashion victim … the verdict is still out
This is just a train of thought .. but figure it’s better to read than trained thoughts
What good is fame and prestige if you can’t use it to help people… I want to help by doing what I know how to do best .. create
I have started a new company and I’m so excited about the name…. it’s got the best name ever of all companies of all time!!!….
The name of the company is DONDA
DONDA is a design company which will galvanize amazing thinkers and put them in a creative space to bounce there dreams and ideas…
I used to blog all the time an fit was a way to get my opinion out…
Dr Dre redesigned headphones and made more impact off of one product.
I am assembling a team of architects, graphic designers, directors musicians, producers, AnRs, writers, publicist, social media experts…
app guys, managers, car designers, clothing designers, DJs, video game designers, publishers, tech guys, lawyers, bankers, nutritionist …
doctors, scientist,teachers…
DONDA will be comprised of over 22 divisions with a goal to make products and experiences that people want and can afford…
I want to put creatives in a room together with like minds that are all waaaay doper than me
We want to help simplify and aesthetically improve everything we see hear, touch, taste and feel.
…To dream of, create, advertise and produce products driven equally by emotional want and utilitarian need.. To marry our wants and needs.
DONDA
This will all take time but I wanted everyones to know what I really care about… I care about people. I care about my fans..
I care about people who have never heard of me… There are over 7 billion people on the planet now…
It’s something about coming from music that makes me so optimistic… Music travels and is not limited to only the wealthy.
Sometimes my grammar is wrong but my thinking is right : )
My mom was an English teacher so I know she sends an SMDH from heaven : )
5:18 am in London… My dreams keep me woke
The Watch the Throne tour was a small example of what a Donda Experience can be…
I’m currently working on a new 7 screen experience pic.twitter.com/4XmQmCL3
This one of our projects to be released this year called 2016 OLYMPIC’s … It’s a semi sic-fi since 2016 is only 4 years away : )
We would also like’ to design the MTV awards
We’re taking everything 10 steps at a time LOL!
I wanted to put this in the world in hopes that the people who can actually make a difference will stand up and reach out
We can collectively effect the world trough design. We need to pick up where steve jobs left off
When I said wealthy I wanted to point out there are so many billionaires in the world that can come together and help to redesign it
Help education. School systems were designed to turn people into factory workers.
Schools should be designed to prep human beings for real life.
Spike Jonze and I want to do a Summer school that tries new forms of cuuriculim
Math classes should teach addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, accounting and money management aaaaaand cut!!! ….
UNLESS YOU’RE A MATH MAJOR!!!! Kids you should be able to take majors starting in grammar school like how it is at performing art schools
Instead of kicking kids out of schools for using there iPhones… why not promote it? Allow kids to use search engines to do test…
like the real WORLD!!! Give kids the amount of test they would have in a year in one day but they have to get everything perfect…
Some kids have better memories than others… what about emotional IQs… what about kids who do bad in school because of how bad there..
…surroundings are? I meant to say their…
excuse me… I just get excited at the possibilities… the more excited I get… the more grammatical errors you’ll see…
We need to take what Michael Jackson felt and Mcqueen and Steve Jobs and we need make things better…
When me and Jay toured… ever night I peered into the audience astonished by the different walks of life that came to support us.
The adrenaline is running… I don’t know if I can even get to sleep now… From Wall street to the London riots to Chicago murders…
I sit everyday and ask what can I do to make a difference…
I know this is not a very rapper thing to say but I haven’t bought a new car or piece of jewelry in about 2 years…
I invest every dime back into creativity… hiring amazing creatives paying for flights, offices … etc…
My area of expertise is in music, my passion is in music design film and products… my strength is connectivity…
There are so many broken systems from the economy to school systems jail systems… we need experts for this…
We need scientist and top world designers to directly affect governments.
If anyone would like to reach out email us at contactDO✧✧✧@gm✧✧✧.c✧✧
I just wanted to share what’s been on my mind…
“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. ….
…But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” – George Bernard Shaw

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 6 January 2012 00:37 (eight years ago) link

i have a meeting at work tomorrow & it will probably be kinda busy in the AM but i might try to tell someone that I’m currently working on a new 7 screen experience pic.twitter.com/4XmQmCL3 so am sorta tied up

quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Friday, 6 January 2012 00:52 (eight years ago) link

tl;dr

I am Newgod (a hoy hoy), Friday, 6 January 2012 13:35 (eight years ago) link

Early 2011 … I moved to Paris and opened a small design studio… the language barrier was quite difficult…
I still don’t have a Paris VAT number to this day… I don’t know what a VAT but every time I asked why we didn’t have fabrics they said…
… it was because of the VAT.

there's like a whole sitcom episode tied up in this one

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 6 January 2012 13:44 (eight years ago) link

exasperated kayne in a small room attempting to create clothes w/out fabric addressed by a bored french man 'no vat, i keep telling you, we have no vat man'

lag∞n, Friday, 6 January 2012 14:42 (eight years ago) link

"Got my designers in Paris and they don't have a VAT"

"I don't know what that means!"

"Noone knows what it means, but it's provocative, it gets the people going!"

we bought a zoo in a hopeless place (some dude), Friday, 6 January 2012 14:45 (eight years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/Ycadx.png

lag∞n, Friday, 6 January 2012 14:50 (eight years ago) link

http://img1.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.277563621.jpg

Cheap desert locations (Eazy), Saturday, 7 January 2012 06:01 (eight years ago) link

want / don't want / lol

gord downer (Ówen P.), Saturday, 7 January 2012 06:23 (eight years ago) link

three years pass...

want

flappy bird (spazzmatazz), Friday, 13 March 2015 07:59 (five years ago) link

It's been kind of amazing to me to see just how much people *hate* this guy these days. It's not hard to tell why he's disliked, I mean constant foot-in-mouth moments, the Swift/Beck incidents, his egotism; he knows what he's doing, it's all calculated.

But I recall the reactions being more "God, what a jackass" back during the Swift incident (which I also said), but now he's generating Nickleback levels of hate. What with the recent petition to remove him from the Glastonbury lineup that got 90,000 sigs (not going to happen), people are acting like he's the Antichrist. I don't even think he got this level of vitriol during his legendary "Bush doesn't care about white people" quote (his best moment IMO).

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Saturday, 21 March 2015 14:31 (five years ago) link

you play the heel long enough...

2-chords, a farfisa organ and peons to the lord (contenderizer), Saturday, 21 March 2015 23:18 (five years ago) link

i find myself liking him more and more

dylannn, Saturday, 21 March 2015 23:41 (five years ago) link

That was his best moment. It's been downhill ever since.

Οὖτις, Saturday, 21 March 2015 23:43 (five years ago) link

Xxp

Οὖτις, Saturday, 21 March 2015 23:43 (five years ago) link

in the sense that he released his best album a few days before that, yeah it has

some dude, Sunday, 22 March 2015 00:12 (five years ago) link

i think he absorbed some residual kardashian hate, another example of people being hated on disproportionately.

brimstead, Sunday, 22 March 2015 00:14 (five years ago) link

Too much braggadocio (or these other tropes).

pomenitul, Thursday, 23 July 2020 21:59 (two weeks ago) link

it's about overcoming hardship and appreciating the people who were in your corner when you were at your lowest.

none of his really beserk personality traits were that pronounced back then. xp

treeship., Thursday, 23 July 2020 21:59 (two weeks ago) link

3rd to last pt seems the opposite of likely to me

― k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:58 PM (two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

dang that was a typo, yes very unlikely

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:02 (two weeks ago) link

i don't really understand what's so self-aggrandizing about 'through the wire,' he spends the majority of the song alternatively making fun of himself and thanking god he survived

― mozzy star (voodoo chili), Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:57 PM (four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

one thing he was very good at was undercutting his ego with little self-effacing asides that pointed out his own hypocrisy in a fun way

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:04 (two weeks ago) link

i don't really understand what's so self-aggrandizing about 'through the wire,' he spends the majority of the song alternatively making fun of himself and thanking god he survived

― mozzy star (voodoo chili), Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:57 PM (four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

one thing he was very good at was undercutting his ego with little self-effacing asides that pointed out his own hypocrisy in a fun way

like the last verse of Gold Digger for instance

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:05 (two weeks ago) link

he has done this in more recent albums too. like people act like the "croissants" line in "i am a god" was serious on his part and they're the only ones who recognize its ridiculousness.

treeship., Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:05 (two weeks ago) link

xpost UMS otm lock thread

...

i mean isn't kanye's mythologizing about how he is a dominant creative force? seems hard to argue with that even if you disagree with his politics. he, you know, won the american game. fake it til you make it is how we do it in us of a and i dont like it either, but all austin is really saying is "i do not like kanye, he makes me mad."

ftr fuck his trump bullshit but all these weird a priori critiques "he's insane!" "he's always been bad" are just so much magical thinking and utterly barren as analysis and remind me of all the denial about how we got trump in the first place tbh ... i know that "it's the system man" is just the inverse of placing all the blame on the individual but it doesn't follow that considering kanye as a toxic american product has no purchase. i mean this all actually really goes deep into questions of how can any success be ethical in an extractivist/neo-colonial political economy, questions of black belonging in a racist country, etc. i dont like kanye's answers to these questions but to reduce it to "he just SUCKS wah" is like, lame

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:06 (two weeks ago) link

two songs later he has a song about waking up drunk at his ex's house, only to have her aunt show up that morning and kick him out. and that song includes a plug for the Yeezy "red October" sneakers. like, there is humor as well as pathos on yeezus and also on pablo

treeship., Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:07 (two weeks ago) link

self xp

treeship., Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:07 (two weeks ago) link

i know that "it's the system man" is just the inverse of placing all the blame on the individual but it doesn't follow that considering kanye as a toxic american product has no purchase. i mean this all actually really goes deep into questions of how can any success be ethical in an extractivist/neo-colonial political economy, questions of black belonging in a racist country, etc. i dont like kanye's answers to these questions but to reduce it to "he just SUCKS wah" is like, lame

― Vapor waif (uptown churl), Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:06 PM (one minute ago) bookmarkflaglink

excellent post

treeship., Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:09 (two weeks ago) link

the thing is though: 2pac and biggie had actual skills and talent.

so then your problem isn't is mythologizing, you just think he's not talented.

I mean, I don't agree, but at least just say that if that's what you mean, instead of couching it in how he's objectively terrible by the Hip Hop Collective Bargaining Agreement of 1983 or w/e

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:17 (two weeks ago) link

also "Through the Wire" is a triumph, dude almost died in a car wreck, jaw wired shut, and he managed to rap that song while basically being in pieces, literally and figuratively. I like what he did with the Chaka Khan sample, and ultimately, the song has a humility to it that you'd never find in Kanye circa now. yeah, it's a "gimmick", but it isn't as if he planned to almost die in a car crash.

...(did he?)

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:19 (two weeks ago) link

sped up chipmunk soul vocal samples are one of the greatest things in the history of music

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:28 (two weeks ago) link

I remember seeing the Through the Wire video for the first time on BET, was just blown away, instant classic

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:29 (two weeks ago) link

for extra credit, please solve (thoroughly) for "x": Prince Paul is much more X than Kanye West.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:31 (two weeks ago) link

old

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:32 (two weeks ago) link

only ten years!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:33 (two weeks ago) link

horny

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:34 (two weeks ago) link

xp And Paul is only eleven or twelve years younger than Kool Herc. Still a relatively young art!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:35 (two weeks ago) link

and kool herc is the same age as eddie van halen

this game is fun

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:36 (two weeks ago) link

eddie van halen is only twenty years older than elvis presley!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:38 (two weeks ago) link

which is a smaller age gap than the one between dr. dre and kendrick lamar

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:43 (two weeks ago) link

also eddie's lookin pretty good for 105

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:43 (two weeks ago) link

Kanye was born the year Elvis died and Elvis was one year younger than Kanye is right now

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:44 (two weeks ago) link

Kanye had a secretary named John and Kennedy had a secretary named West.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:46 (two weeks ago) link

if Kanye married Olivia Newton John and then Wayne Newton his name would be Kanye Newton John Wayne Newton

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:48 (two weeks ago) link

ok now we really should lock the thread

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:48 (two weeks ago) link

nah, he's not very talented. just because you talk the loudest doesn't make your words more meaningful or the intent behind them more noble.

i've recalled this on here previously, but for posterity, i will recollect again:

i was hyped when he first came out. thought his beats on the blueprint were really solid. i sought out 'through the wire' on white label i was so excited for his music. it was underwhelming. still went out and picked up college dropout on its release date. got it home and gave it one listen and that's when i knew i had fallen for the okey doke. the dude was terrible at his own schtick. from then on, i just started calling him k*nye wack. because to me, his music was fucking wack.

i have always found his music to be very underwhelming and, most times, unlistenably bad; and that seems to upset people for some reason. i'm not going to sit here and be all like, "oh but he's done so many big things" because popular ≠ good. i'm not about to start complimenting someone on successfully profiteering bullshit.

that, and his more recent efforts to exploit serious mental health issues for his own gain is just cringeworthy and offensive.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:54 (two weeks ago) link

i have always found his music to be very underwhelming and, most times, unlistenably bad; and that seems to upset people for some reason. i'm not going to sit here and be all like, "oh but he's done so many big things" because popular ≠ good. i'm not about to start complimenting someone on successfully profiteering bullshit.

Yep, this is how I've always felt, too. I never listened to one of his albums front to back before Yeezus, because I heard the singles, which were *in theory* the tracks he thought would make the best impression on a prospective buyer, and...I thought they sucked. (And while there's very little current hip-hop that interests me, I've been listening to it since ~1982.) W/r/t Yeezus, I only kinda liked the first four songs, and they mostly just made me want to listen to Nitzer Ebb.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 23 July 2020 23:04 (two weeks ago) link

I would never say "Kanye WACK is talentless and was NEVER GOOD, EVER!", but I distinctly remember Andy Kellman's review of MBDTF being one of, if not the only pieces of writing and thought about that complete mess of an album that was anywhere near accurate to the reality of the actual music and my own personal reaction to it. And wondering if I was even listening to the same album that everyone else who couldn't shut up with such endless effusive praise for it as some century defining masterwork was. People then and someone even now in this thread are retroactively characterizing the older Jon Brion orchestral, soul sampling stuff as "corny" in retrospect, but I think it's infinitely better musically than any of his more "avant" (UGH) work that followed starting with 808s/MBDTF. His influences expanding to things that white rock critics found more personally palatable like King Crimson never actually resulted in legitimately cooler or better music IMO, despite the overwhelming consensus from that audience to the contrary.

Sabre of Paradise (trevor phillips), Thursday, 23 July 2020 23:36 (two weeks ago) link

yeah we really should've locked the thread

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Friday, 24 July 2020 15:59 (two weeks ago) link

yea I downloaded 3 copies of MBDTF because the first two times I swore this couldn't be the amazing production everyone was raving about, I had to have an early unmastered copy

frogbs, Friday, 24 July 2020 16:16 (two weeks ago) link

nah, he's not very talented

thank you, almighty judge of all things, for rendering this gospel from on high

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Friday, 24 July 2020 16:49 (two weeks ago) link

How's the new one?

maf you one two (maffew12), Friday, 24 July 2020 16:55 (two weeks ago) link

unsurprisingly unreleased, so far

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Friday, 24 July 2020 16:56 (two weeks ago) link

Pitchfork has nonetheless given it BNN

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Friday, 24 July 2020 17:53 (two weeks ago) link

best new neuroses

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Friday, 24 July 2020 17:57 (two weeks ago) link

he was a great rap producer, he didn't start to suck until he became a genius

Correct. His production jobs on things like Be by Common and the first Blueprint are fantastic, really inventive.

Was never enthused by his solo records even in the mid-2000s, they seemed very contrived and not terribly interesting. As for the more recent stuff, good night and good luck.

I hope he gets the help he quite obviously needs, you could very easily see him pissing away all his money in the next 5-10 years.

does it look like i'm here (jon123), Friday, 24 July 2020 18:48 (two weeks ago) link

doesn't he have a new album today or something

frogbs, Friday, 24 July 2020 19:57 (two weeks ago) link

i think it was "something"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 24 July 2020 20:04 (two weeks ago) link

Bill Garlow, the great-grandson of Buffalo Bill Cody, owns two Best Western hotels in Cody, Wyoming. In June, Garlow, who is seventy-eight, found himself sitting in his office across from Kanye West—a Cody resident since 2019—along with West’s cousin and a Yeezy employee. None of them wore masks. “Kanye kept saying, ‘Best. . . West. . . ern,’ ” Lindsay Garlow, Bill’s daughter, who’d sat in on the meeting, recalled. “He didn’t seem to know that it was a chain of international hotels.” West loved the name—and he thought her dad had come up with it. The group spoke for an hour. “They were on their phones the entire time, texting,” she said. “As a teacher, that drives me batshit crazy.” Eventually, Bill cleared his throat, and West looked up. “He wanted to talk to Dad about hospitality,” Lindsay said, “but we weren’t sure where he was going with that.” West further confused the Garlows when he removed one of his Yeezy shoes and passed it across the desk to Bill. “It was weird,” Lindsay said. She noted her dad’s poor health, adding, “I told him to wash up when Kanye left.”

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 27 July 2020 18:54 (one week ago) link

what level of privilege is not knowing what a Best Western is

frogbs, Monday, 27 July 2020 18:55 (one week ago) link

I refuse to believe that Kanye had never heard of Best Western

shout-out to his family (DJP), Monday, 27 July 2020 19:11 (one week ago) link

he hasn't made a groanworthy rhyme about it yet so maybe he hasnt

frogbs, Monday, 27 July 2020 19:41 (one week ago) link

I took several mental stabs at it then turned the knife on myself instead

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Monday, 27 July 2020 19:44 (one week ago) link

i mean, I bet there are like 30 Best Westerns in the Chicagoland area

like an egg in a nest on the presidential lectern
I left my shoe on a desk at the Cody Best Western

BrianB, Monday, 27 July 2020 21:02 (one week ago) link

I fantasized 'bout this back in Chicago
Mercy, mercy me, that Murcielago
Best Western is the cheap hotel where I go
How you say "toilet overflowed" in Spanish? Me no hablo

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Monday, 27 July 2020 21:07 (one week ago) link

Maybe you can be my intern
I’ll be Ernest and you can be my Vern
Yeezy pinball built by Stern
YZY Presidential Suite Best Western

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 05:51 (one week ago) link


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