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Max Price
Max Price
9 months ago

A very empathetic article. Well done.

Lesley van Reenen
Lesley van Reenen
9 months ago

I don’t know his music (can’t be bothered as it isn’t a genre I enjoy), but he is a fascinating larger than life artist. I’ll admit to occasionally reading articles about him – they are way more interesting than the Kardashian sludge.

J B
J B
9 months ago

Interesting read, thank you. I find it intriguing that the general consensus was ‘genius’ until he started mentioning God, religion, Trump, etc. and then it’s ‘his music has gone downhill’, ‘he’s crazy’, etc.

David D'Andrea
David D'Andrea
9 months ago
Reply to  J B

It’s like Unherd readers like criticism of soulless liberalism until it comes out of the mouth of a black visionary

Last edited 9 months ago by David D'Andrea
Ian Stewart
Ian Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  David D'Andrea

And just like West fans can’t accept that their hero worship lacks substance. He’s a great example of a bampot.

Drahcir Nevarc
Drahcir Nevarc
9 months ago
Reply to  David D'Andrea

Kemi Badenoch, Tony Sewell, Mike Phillips, Calvin Robinson, or Inya Folarin Iman are all welcome to criticise soulless liberalism.

Hersch Schneider
Hersch Schneider
9 months ago

How many Kanye songs can anyone actually name? For me it’s maybe three at a push. And they’re all sh*te. He’s a strange example of someone who’s found success by constant telling everyone he’s a genius, and people went along with it and bought his records

Drahcir Nevarc
Drahcir Nevarc
9 months ago

I can’t name any.

Hersch Schneider
Hersch Schneider
9 months ago
Reply to  Drahcir Nevarc

That’s a badge of honour

Drahcir Nevarc
Drahcir Nevarc
9 months ago

It does feel that way.

Last edited 9 months ago by Drahcir Nevarc
Max Price
Max Price
9 months ago

Fish dicks

Hersch Schneider
Hersch Schneider
9 months ago
Reply to  Max Price

If you didn’t like my comment a downvote would suffice, no need for the name calling mate

Linda Hutchinson
Linda Hutchinson
9 months ago

That’s thee more than me.

Katharine Eyre
Katharine Eyre
9 months ago

I’ve never listened to any of his music – or if I have heard one of his songs, I didn’t know it was him.

Last edited 9 months ago by Katharine Eyre
J B
J B
9 months ago

Haha come on! Maybe if he had one or two successful albums before being found out, but even his most recent made something like $2 million dollars on a day 1 launch outside of any streaming platform. I can’t name that many, but I can’t name many Mozart either…

Drahcir Nevarc
Drahcir Nevarc
9 months ago
Reply to  J B

Come on, surely you’ve heard of Kanye’s Requiem in D Minor. What about his Zauberflote?

Last edited 9 months ago by Drahcir Nevarc
David D'Andrea
David D'Andrea
9 months ago

All Falls Down. Celebration. Flashing Lights. All of the Lights. Ultralight Beam. Jesus Walks. Golddigger. I Am a God. Runaway. Homecoming. Black Skinhead. Touch the Sky. Water. No Church in the Wild. Robocop. Jesus Lord. Kanye West is a tortured genius, and yes, he is the greatest pop musician of our time.

Ian Stewart
Ian Stewart
9 months ago
Reply to  David D'Andrea

No he’s not, since such judgement is subjective – and the fact that you don’t appreciate that there can’t be a ‘greatest’ at any artistic endeavour speaks volumes about your judgement.

David D'Andrea
David D'Andrea
9 months ago
Reply to  Ian Stewart

I’m sure you’re consistent in calling out any appraisal of cultural quality (or lack thereof) whatsoever

Last edited 9 months ago by David D'Andrea
Drahcir Nevarc
Drahcir Nevarc
9 months ago
Reply to  Ian Stewart

I do hope you’re not going to tell us that William McGonagall is just as good as Shakespeare.

Linda Hutchinson
Linda Hutchinson
9 months ago

You’re absolutrly right about this and it’s t the detriment of the ghetto kids themselves. My nephew (who is mixed race) came up against this culture when he was at school; resisting it made his school-days difficult, so I can see why kids fall in line.

jdenicholls
jdenicholls
9 months ago

Those are a lot of opinions about someone you know shockingly little about.

Alan T
Alan T
9 months ago

Donda, his newest album, is great. I disagree that he has lost his way artistically.