8 Things Kanye’s Old Blog Predicted (And 9 It Didn’t)

Do you guys miss Kanye's old blog as much as I do? It was way better than most celebrity blogs, though that's not saying much, for a multitude of reasons, chief amongst them being that he actually shared things he was into rather than simply putting on brands that were paying him to do so (shouts to his baby moms for eating off that though). He took the time to dispel celebrity gossip and get weirdly (Read: brilliantly) personal at unexpected times, keeping daily readers like myself borderline thirsty for more. For many modern-day Internet hustlers, KanyeUniverseCity.com/blog was some type of education on the best of the best in fashion, streetwear, shoes, music, film and crazy ass woodland architecture. Its departure was somewhat painful—our digital alma mater has officially closed its doors forever.

Yet the blog wasn't just an educational tool for aspiring culture writers. Its value as an online representation of Kanye's perpetual knack for trend forecasting becomes extremely evident by looking deep into his archives. He championed styles, artists and behaviors that, while commonplace today, were seldom heard of an Internet lifetime ago. Of course, that's not to say Kanye was ALWAYS some sort of modern day Blogstradmus. He put on tons of things that never really made it into the pop culture landscape or even off of his own website. But at the end of the day, whether or not his blog was always correct in forecasting trends does not detract from its significance as a portal into the mind of one of today's most polarizing and complicated celebrities.

Left picture of lead image courtesy of Angel Laws.

Jake Woolf is a writer living in New York City. You can read his blog here and follow him on Twitter here.

  • http://twitter.com/klodust Justin L.

    You forgot the add the latest prediction… Tyler, The Creator.

  • thisfishcanswim

    why does this slideshow auto scroll? and how do i turn it off so i can read the images – regardless of how blurry they are

    • Lawrence

      Sorry for all the issues, man. The site is having wild back end tech issues that we are trying to resolve.

      • andre

        all fixed no though.

  • Themediabull

    lol your lists are more random then Complex´s, Four Pins :)

    • Michael

      …a dark underworld of rich old ladies. I used to be one of them, but now I use my powers to hunt them.

    • http://www.stealthier.eu/ HOODOO

      NAH MAN GIVENCHY POSTED TOTAL REVENUE OF 20 MILL EUROS IN 2008 AND THAT HAD REACHED 200 MILL BY 2012. OLSEN TWINS NIGHTINGALE BAGS RIHANNA KANYE AND WTT ALL HAD MAD CONTRIBUTION TO THAT. COUTURE DONT MAKE ANY BOTTOM LINE AND ALL THE GIMPS WHO BUY BRANDED SUNGLASSES AND PERFUMES DO IT BECAUSE THEY SEE RAPPERS WEARING IT

  • Erich

    Also cosigned Chaz Bundick (Toro y Moi)….but I think as a photographer, not a musician.

  • HUEman

    Bape is obviously not as big as it’s been, but it’s still huge and very relevant. Look at all the artists currently rocking the shit out of Bape.

  • St. Grail

    You can actually still view Kanye’s old blog through web archive.

  • http://twitter.com/Snoopy_GR A

    “Bape’s relevance is questionable at best.” Lol.

  • John Lennon

    I think his psychology is interesting, and his tastes. I wonder how he changed on the “Never Being a Deity” one, but hey things change don’t they?

  • TheChicksters

    i beg to differ. ya cons and GLC arn’t big but they are def don’t ass ghost writers.

  • filthy frank

    smh Owning a Razr……………never again