kanye west - yeezus

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  1. Jon C

    Jon C Silver Supporting Member

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    this. for the life of me I haven't seen anything I've liked in anything I've heard by him.

    ymmv
     
  2. voorhiessa

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    Just watches the SNL performance. I liked it and was surprised at how much production went into it. A lot for SNL.
     
  3. mapat

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    Hehe, yeah. Gotta love the haters...

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  4. StratManKudzu

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    Watch the performances from the time before. West is one of the few artists that sounds and looks good on SNL, I'm still amazed at how terrible the live performances are from a technical, broadcasting point-of-view. You'd think after 35+ years Lorne and crew could learn how to do it better



     
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    ThePeopleofColin Runs with Scissors

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  6. MrX

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    Add me to that list.
     
  7. voodoochile

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    +2. Uh yeah, what they said.


     
  8. TNJ

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    Not hatin'.
    Just does nothing for me.
    I'll take Usher ftw...that man has some serious talent.

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    talentless garbage [​IMG]
     
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    Hip-hop threads on guitar forums always end well.

    ...especially when they're about Kanye.

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  11. markjsmith

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    Not a fan! Even if he was the greatest rapper in the world I wish he would take a long vacation. He is just too high profile and annoying a personality.
     
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  12. tsar nicholas

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    ^ racial comments on post #15, not exactly putting best foot forward, huh?




    Anyway, @TNJ, I like Usher as well, and even more within that genre, Ginuwine. Have you heard Frank Ocean's first tape? To me, that is the gold standard of modern RnB-influenced pop.
     
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    Meant no disrespect it just seems I hear about a billion jokes the other way around.
     
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    Has Kanye actually mastered an instrument?

    I'll stick to Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith, thanks.
     
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    the one thing i'll never understand about so many of you in this thread is that you seem to have no concept of what this guy really does. you make it seem as though kanye just rolls outta bed and gets on snl with his "non-music."

    i have a friend who's a recording engineer out in chicago. young dude, very talented - has a grammy under his belt. he's worked w/kanye and guys like him. according to my buddy, these guys are in the studio almost daily, if not every single day, working. trying to push the envelope. trying to be creative.

    these guys are way more talented and intelligent than you guys give them credit for. bottom line - love him or hate him (god forbid he offend the lily white taylor swift - another "talentless hack"?), you're talking about him. that's half the battle these days is it not? not saying i agree with everything he does - honestly, i've barely listened to his stuff, but i definitely respect what he's doing. he works his ass off and is trying to be creative within his genre.

    guys like this don't get to where they are and stay relevant "just because." i'll take kanye over some tired rehashing of the blues masters any day (and i like the blues just fine).
     
  16. cjcayea

    cjcayea cool as a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce

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    and there you have it. like it or not, hip hop and electronic music in general are at the cutting edge of music. guitars, love them though i may, have already done all they can do.
     
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    Fer schizzle my nizzle and American Idol is all dat
     
  19. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    The guy doesn't do himself any favors :messedup I'd rather torture myself with something like disco before that. :) I'll just say it's totally not my thing. :red
     
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    I totally appriciate hard work and commitment, which he seems to have. I just don't like the recent trend of polarization as promotion. I suppose thats always existed to a degree but guys like KW are blatantly using it. The real question is.....would he be as popular now based on the music alone, without polarizing, without button pushing, without his antagonistic persona? My guess is that he's probably nothing like what the public perceives him to be and it's all shtick. Elvis didn't have to intentionally try to be a lightning rod....he just was.

    As for what you choose to listen to, (blues or KW) thats your call man!
     
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