|When it comes to Kanye, where do you start? The man is hard to take seriously with the controversy that |
follows him, in one way, his actions overshadow his musical achievements- which are huge.
Yeezus not only reminds us that Kanye is an absolute douchebag, but the fact that Kanye's musical ability is
still in check. He has again, not failed to attract the hype with singing on top of buildings, not caring the
album was leaked and live performances on SNL. West decided not to fully produce the album as a result of
wanting outside help from acts including Daft Punk and Frank Ocean in a quest not to "become stale".
For a guy who hasn't released a solo album in almost three years, Kanye has evolved since My Beautiful Dark
Twisted Fantasy, with influences from The Throne and G.O.O.D Music he has released Yeezus looking for a
new industrial sound, whilst continuing the 'Kanye Factor' about the song; with tracks including New Slaves,
Black Skinhead, Blood On The Leaves and Guilt Trip as such examples.
Yet what makes this album great, is the last track- Bound 2, reviving the old school sound that
many fans worship Kanye for (me especially). Perhaps Yeezus is a progress album- with Kanye indicating to
his fans that he is always evolving, he appreciates where he has been, but in order to stay relevant- he must
evolve, and it's something I look forward to see transpire.
PS. Congratulations on your new baby girl Kanye.