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I don't think it makes me a bad person to say that I couldn't care less about Taylor Swift's feelings. Kanye was right about Beyoncé's video, and he was a jackass to do what he did ... but so what? I don't care. Taylor Swift can handle herself and doesn't need the White Knight brigade to cry for her.
Wow I had no idea Rakim was doing that stuff back in '87. (I just heard "I Ain't No Joke" for the first time.)
Her youth only served to emphasize to me that Kanye's actions were probably a little more cowardly and bully like than if he'd done it to someone who could legally drink.
I also think being good at both and being in control each, gives him a bit of synergy at getting the two to fit together in just the way wants.
I've read something exactly like this before, except it was by Bret Easton Ellis and heavily sarcastic.
Apparently Ellis and Kanye are working on some kind of film script together, sounds like a train wreck of douchiness waiting to happen, whatever it might be.
I don't see it like that, because Taylor herself was basically collateral damage anyway. His real wrath wasn't towards her, but the MTV people who screwed Beyoncé over. He wasn't standing up to her, but the powers that be, so I don't see it as all that cowardly or bullyish. It just looked that way because, you know, Taylor Swift and her very polished ingénue image.
Rakim's high point was in 1987! (I'm calling "Paid in Full" his high point, as well as one of the high points of hip hop in general)
I don't doubt it. What I meant was that I didn't know anyone at all was rapping like that back in 87.
Anyway, Kanye is a true visionary
Ah! Well, the good news is that it was pretty much just Rakim. Until "Paid in Full" came out and everyone realized that there could be things called "flow" and "interesting lyrics."
Yep. I had little desire to ever listen to his music before that. But that episode pretty much decided that I'd never give it a chance...
I don't think it makes me a bad person to say that I couldn't care less about Taylor Swift's feelings.
I typically don't cry for people who make more money than me.
I've been a hiphop head since 1986 and I can assure you - Kanye West is by far the most relevant rapper of the last decade.
But there was nothing difficult at all about Lennon's solo work.
Dang it, my toaster time machine brought me to some alternative now where Slick Rick never existed. Well I guess I'll stick around until the next donut rain and try again.
Oh now give me a break. KRS-ONE was a far greater MC, probably the best ever, and produced most of his own stuff.
(This is a weird discussion to be having in 2013)
Kanye's a jackass. But he's a very talented jackass.
Kool Moe Dee knows more about it than I do, but ranking Melle Mel as the greatest ever is like calling Buck Freeman the greatest baseball player ever.
Out of legitimate curiosity: where does KMD rank his one-time rival LL Cool J?
Dr. Dre never comes up in these discussions (best producers/MCs). Of course he may never have a written a single one of his lyrics, but strictly as a rapper, he could more than hold his own.
"Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" is the Don Larsen's perfect game of hip hop--it alone puts Dr. Dre in the consideration set, regardless of whatever else he did in his career.
Who remembers that about him anymore
Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" is the Don Larsen's perfect game of hip hop--it alone puts Dr. Dre in the consideration set, regardless of whatever else he did in his career.
Do you mean top 10 hip-hop albums of 1994?
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