Yeezus’s Most Uncomfortable Moments

Yo, did you guys hear rapper Kanye West has a new album out? You probably just heard it today because you had an iTunes gift card burning a hole in your pocket, but let me be the first to tell you, it’s swell. Seriously though, any lingering musical complacency gets abruptly murked with Yeezus. But even in his sincerest embrace of his own conflicted vanity, with the over-produced orchestrations stripped away and lost within the vortex of Rick Rubin's salt and pepper wizard beard, Yeezy can’t help being Yeezy. He can’t help but think it’s a good idea to put Bon Iver on every track. He can’t help hindering his album’s potential timelessness with references to social media platforms that probably wont exist in five years. And he can’t help making a corny white dude like myself uncomfortable and awkward at least once every song.

Angelo Spagnolo is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. Read his blog here and follow him on Twitter here.

  • Oscar

    burning a *hole

  • Jeremy

    Bon Iver is on one song. douche

    • :prayinghandsemoji:

      He’s on two of them, Hold My Liquor and I’m In It.

      • Jeremy

        Still, its hardly overkill.

      • French

        he’s on I am a God, too, but who’s counting ¯_(ツ)_/¯

      • FUCK NIGGA

        ALL YALL ARE FUCKIN RETARDED JUNSTINS ON 3 TRACKS GOD YALL SOME SIMPS

    • :prayinghandsemoji:

      Also I Am A God as well.

    • theneedledrap

      why don’t you buy the fucking album and read the liner notes? just because they aren’t featured on the title doesn’t mean can’t be on the song. It’s called “additional/background vocals”. dickhead.

  • Christian Eric Centeno

    Complex gets worse & worse by the article it seems…

  • ElleFreezy

    I think the point of hip-hop is to tell corny white dudes to F off..

    • ElleFreezy

      Or at least of one the points..

  • James Jean

    FINALLY, THE KID LIKES SOMETHING

  • dave

    Michael J Fox is Canadian, dude

  • jack

    i wish this dude didn’t have to say ‘you’ in the article when he means ‘I’. i did not do all your lame shit and write about it

  • Matthew Winston

    Kanye is Genius.

  • RehReh

    this makes no sense whatsoever…obviously a blogger posing as a writer pretending to be a music critic. kanye traded in maximalism for minimalism…you should do the same with your diction. “vortex of Rick Rubin’s salt and pepper wizard beard…” haha go back to school brahbrah.

  • BITCH NIGGA

    4 PINS LOSES ALL CRED TALKING SMACK BOUT YEEZUS SMH