Saturday, November 26, 2016

Kanye West - Famous

Artist:  Kanye West
Genre:  Rap, Hip Hop
Language:  Strong

So Kanye has fallen under some more fire recently because he canceled a show early after ranting about politics and stuff after only singing 3 or 4 songs.  I'm gonna weigh in on this one cause it's started to really annoy me.

So first.  No, it's not ok that he stopped the performance so early and wasted his fan's money.  Tickets to his shows are crazy expensive and people expect a certain quality from him that was not delivered on.  I understand that he has a mountain of stuff going on and it's really stressing him out, but if that's the case it's clearly him biting off more than he can chew.  What with writing music and designing for both his own clothing line as well as some work with Adidas he just needs to slow down.

Second.  Popular icons always come under fire for things like this much more than their Rock and Metal counterparts.  I recently saw somebody share this picture.

One of the things I really hate about this is there's two totally different stories going on here.  There's Lemmy who has a huge history with major drug problems that just happened to not die.  No really, he's mentioned that he was amazed he didn't die from drug use.  His drugs of choice were primarily uppers so if you want a reason that he was able to keep going then you could argue that that's probably one of the reasons he was able to keep going as long as he did.  It's simply not fair to compare a Rock Star who lived a pretty care free life dedicated pretty much exclusively to music to an artists that has committed himself to music, fashion, and raising a family.

Speaking of the family thing that'd be our third point.  Other than saying that he was exhausted Kanye mention he wanted to spend more time with his family.  One thing you can't say about the dude is that he doesn't care about his family.  Sure he named his first kid North, but it's been pretty consistently shown that he legitimately cares about them.

You know what people focus on though?  The fact that he said he would have voted for Trump (not that he did, but that if he had voted he would have), and that he trashed Beyonce.  You know what though?  That rolls right into point the fourth.

It's been shown on many occasions that Mr. West is a little unstable, but here's why I think that is.  He's said in interviews that he's a pretty shy guy, and listening to most of his earlier music does show that he's a pretty shy and borderline depressed individual.
I honestly think that he's created the whole "Kanye Persona" that everybody knows as a way to avoid feeling awkward.  He acts just like a guy that decided he would act a certain way for the press to hide what he's really feeling.  At some point though he clearly went a little too far with whatever attitude he's trying to convey; since that's the persona he's decided to adopt however, he got stuck trying to hold on to an opinion that he may or may not fully support.  He has to though with whatever he happensto say because the hole is too deep for him to just straight up stop at any point.

Not that this is an excuse to act the way he does, but it would shed some light on why he may act like he does.

I dunno, I'm just sick of seeing uninformed hate on people.  If you're going to be all negative toward somebody at least make sure that you know what you're talking about.

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  1. That's a pretty interesting analysis, and now you've succeeded in making me feel bad for a guy I really don't care for.

    1. I do try. I can't take full credit though, been reading up on the guy for a while now.