Kanye West Review Royale: Yeezus

Kanye West

Yeezus

Kanye West Yeezus album cover art

Beyond comparing oneself to God, Kanye’s latest shows Kanye has more than a little bit in common with John Lennon. Both are undoubtedly musical visionaries, even if it’s annoying to hear Kanye call himself one: it’s true.  Both have an ongoing controversial relationship with the media, think quite highly of themselves, are very idealistic yet live very contradictory lifestyles: John being all about peace and love but being the most combative of all the Beatles, and Kanye talking about believing and following God in the same breath as his prideful, greedy, and misogynistic comments. This contradictory lifestyle is part of what makes Kanye so appealing though: we all to some degree live contradictory lifestyles, Kanye is just bold enough to wear it on his sleeve. Yeezus is Kanye’s Plastic Ono Band: a 21st century primal scream album stripped down to its simplest rawest form, with Kanye bearing his soul on relationships and race. While with John this lead to some very heartbreakingly honest and gut-wrenching moments, Kanye errs a little too often on the side of senselessness, even if the music is brilliantly groundbreaking.
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Cassie – “King of Hearts” (Kanye West Remix) Review

Cassie
“King of Hearts” (Kanye West Remix)

Here at LxL, you’ll be hard pressed to find bad words directed towards Kanye West and I’ll be damned if that changes today on my watch. However, I certainly won’t be singing as of high praises as I normally do. Recently Kanye released his new remix of Cassie’s newest single, “King of Hearts”. The original is a decent enough club song, with minimal lyrics, but a thumping-good-time beat behind it. You can listen to that here:
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