Kanye West Is Maybe A Wretched Human Being, And That’s Okay.

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Since 2009, what’s soured many onlookers to Kanye’s music and persona is that his self-love, so-called, is increasingly contingent on contempt for women, derision of inferiors, obsession with his own influence, hapless strafing, and clamoring for attention that he then claims to resent. [...]

Kanye and J. Cole: Two Once and Future Sinners.

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The first half of Yeezus is an industrial reel of squeaks, squeals, screams, static and sirens befitting the alternative history in which Liv pulses at the heart of London during the Blitz. [...]

Your Random-Ass Roundup: Praise Yeezus?

It’s been a fairly epic week for Kanye, even by his lofty standards. He may have never beaten a white artist head-to-head for a Grammy, but he just became a father and lots of people seem to like his new album.

If you’re looking for opinions on his latest release, try this one and this [...]

Your Random-Ass Roundup: Oh, Hai! Yo!

It’s all about Ohio. [...]

Black Monsters/White Corpses: Kanye’s Racialized Gender Politics.

by Latoya Peterson, crossposted from Racialicious.

Ok first things first I’ll eat your brains/ Then I’mma start rocking gold teeth and fangs/ ‘Cause that’s what a muthafucking monster do

— Nicki Minaj, Monster

Article after article, tweet after tweet, I watched the conversation about Kanye and all the dead women in [...]

Rant-ish? On Kanye’s ‘Monster.’

Decided to throw this up here before the label undoubtedly takes it down: Kanye West‘s leaked video “Monster.”

Soon there will be a host of blogs that pick a part every scene to explain what Kanye is trying to tell us, but here is the short version: there are a lot of dead, [...]

PostBourgie: The Podcast #13: Mega-Genius of All Times!

On this week’s podcast, we discuss the failed repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the way race informs who does what in football, and Kanye West‘s latest (and his general Kanye-ness).

Listen here, or subscribe on iTunes.

PostBourgie: The Podcast #13: Kanye West: Mega-Genius of All Times! DADT Repeal Not Dead, Just [...]

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

In the New York Times’s most recent psycho-analysis of Kanye West, prompted by the release of his fifth album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the exquisiteness of the product is written off in passing: “it’s terrific — of course it’s terrific.” But according to the Times, this fact is beside the point – it [...]