Jul 5, 2012

Yeezy re-upholstered my pussy


Putting this up here for the third (fourth?) time- pop event and crazy good record. By the former I mean I saw praise for this everywhere and was glad to be part of that positivity before cynics and elitists reacted to the famous 10.0 months later. By the latter, I remember bumping the shitty clean leak every day until my cd arrived in the mail- coming with more ugly pictures and accompanying video taking on Black Swan's obnoxious, nihilistic cultural vacuum, and, no shit, beating it

One of those conscious rappers happy to accept he's not an abstract observer transcending the state of things and thus describing them, but rather a product (in the beginning) and an active agent (since ages ago) in said context- intelligent enough to realize that the personal can become political when such a realization is made repeatedly clear, and so 30 something black male going introspective is an intensely emotional/personal and by extension satirical/political work, by now commonly known to be his overblown masterpiece. The lyrics, the sound, the turns, all serve to capture the love hangover: the memories, the damage it does to the ego, the lust, the highs, the lows. A very big, sad, ambitious pop record.

A+

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