ARTIST: KANYE WEST
Just copped a copy of Kanye's new album Yeezus and here's what I thought.....
Kanye has experimented with electronic music since his Graduation album but it's become the central focus of this album. You can hear the Daft Punk style that has essentially dominated the production side which really takes his artistry into a completely new, unexplored direction. To be honest I really don't mind this album, it's real experimental and quite dark and it sounds nothing like his previous works. I'm not quite sure if most of these songs would be played on the radio or not with the constant presence of profanity and controversial lyrics referring to himself as the "BLACK JESUS" of the world who needs to liberate the oppressed black race..... LOL.
He also pays homage to his roots by sampling old jazz songs like he always does, BUT BY GOD KANYE!!! STOP WITH THE AUTO-TUNE!!!! SOUNDS LIKE SHIT!!!!!
THE BOTTOM LINE
I enjoyed this simply because of it's dark nature and buzzy beats. It's not really "GANGSTA" but a piece of abstract music, it won't be for everyone, but I'm a weirdo so I like it like a weird painting on the wall.
His flow is still pretty tight, but it's weird, it comes it spurts, for example, there might be about 5 minutes of buzzy electronics, then BAM!!!! He spits fire!!!! Oh, and the odd shitty auto tuned parts here and there lol.
This ain't your usual pop shit, but this guy is so rich that he can afford to experiment with weird music. This album is quite risky in the sense that he went against everything his record company probably stands for (make music for MTV), but I respect that he thought "FUCKITT, I'M GUNA TAKE A RISK AND SAY FUCK THE WORLD" hahaha One words summarizes this.... "DARING"
I give this album a 6/10
Fav Song: Guilt Trip
Robstar saz... "A defiant piece of abstract music that would paint a new, darker picture of what you think or perceive of contemporary hip-hop....