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Kanye West- Graduation

Despite the fact that i found Kanye West to be unbelievably cocky on the VMAs the other night, when i saw that he had a new CD out. (i didnt realize he was releasing a new CD) i bought it. You see, cockiness can be made up for with talent... see Roger Waters of Pink Floyd for example... a very big headed guy, yes he is... but he's also beyond brilliant.
Anyway. I've listened to it once so far... it's quite good. It's kind of interesting because he is really very honest about the fact that he is cocky and was sellin out all over... and the music is good. This one even has a different kind of sound than th last two. He's still the man.

i listened to a free CD i got afterward, had a few good rappers on it like ghostface, the streets, and there were some names i recognized, and it was free, but it was all that club dance rap. like hipster stuff. i dont really like it. i like the streets, but not the others like bloc party and whoever else was on there... skank rock? i dunno.

i love alternative rap and hip hop, and some GLBTQ hip hop, but the very gay-man- club hopper hip hop is not for me

I also saw the movie Adventures in Babysitting on sale for $7 and i haven't seen it in a long time. Its an excellent 80's movie and i'm looking forward to watching it tonight.

Baby Baby, Babysittin' Blues............

Comments

trenton22
Sep. 15th, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
No prob. I went out tonight and bought it too. I listened to a few of the tunes on his site a lot today at work.
djcliche
Sep. 15th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
cool. do you like it? i d
trenton22
Sep. 17th, 2007 12:41 am (UTC)
yeah, I do. What do you think?
djcliche
Sep. 19th, 2007 12:53 am (UTC)
1. if champian were not called champion, i would have thought he was saying "did u realize that you were Italian in their eyes?"
i think the album has a really different sound. i mean, it seems like he tried out some southern sound in the album, so its not new, but neat how he works his style in with it.
first GREAT song on there is "cant tell me nothing". i love the sound of it. the woman going ooooh in the background with a slowed down gangsta sound. really good.
Barry Bonds seems to be an Eminem dis in the end with all that "shady & crazy" stuff. Interesting, and because i have my theory that eminem and dre are a gay couple behind the scenes, i think Kanye could be commenting on that, but i dunno. thats my theory.
anyway, weather or not my theory is true, i do like barry bonds, drunk and hot girls i have to say, i really enjoy it and the "poppin'lock" kind of sound is cool. flashy lights is okay, Everything i Am is really good. the lounge piano sound mixed with that slow scratch is really sweet, plus the lyrics are really honest. i dont like the high pitched kid singing sound in the glory but its ok.
Homecoming is great in a bunch of ways. i love that piano in the background. it is so familiar sounding. i gotta look more into that to see what he was sampling, but this great song about going home mixed with the familiar feeling the piano/sample? gives, it makes it very powerful.
i like the big brother song but its a bit confusing for me to follow. it feels a bit like "my best friend's sister's boyfriend's adopted brother told me..." but its a pretty cool song.
so yeah, allogether its just great stuff




trenton22
Oct. 2nd, 2007 04:41 am (UTC)
I like reading your stuff about music. I'm still loving this album.
djcliche
Oct. 2nd, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
me too. it's in my car. i usually skip to song 4 and listen from there though. his last album was his best i think. but i still love graduation. i'm wondering if i will be buying any music this month... of course i will, but what? any suggestions?
not like i need them... i get to newbury comics and in 15 minutes have 10 cds in my hand and i play the "what 3 or 4 do i want the most?" game... which takes me an hour or two, cuz i continue to browse he store and find more.
but sugestions are helpful and do usually eventually get bought.
peace

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