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.
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.
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 Read More
It’s all about Ohio.
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 “Monster.” But if you Read More
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, eroticized women- Read More
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 on Life Support Read More
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 “doesn’t Read More
Excerpts from Matt Lauer’s interview with former president George W. Bush Jr. were released Tuesday night…yea it’s Friday but couldn’t resist ranting about what Bush considered the “worst moment” in his presidency. Nope, it wasn’t that he lied to the American public about WMD’s being in Iraq, ran our economy into the ground, gave overly Read More
Today in my office, a pimp and his prostitute came looking for advice on where to score some blow and advice on how to fill out their W-2s. When I told them what they could do, they accused me of encouraging them to engage in public masturbation. I hope Beck and Co. don’t get hold Read More