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Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Album Review

Posted in Hip Hop, Music, Music Reviews, Women on November 20, 2010 by Saliva Vic

“DJs need to listen to the models/ what you ain’t got no fuckin Yeezy in Serato” – Kanye West

Every once in 5 years or so hip hop goes through a rennaissance of sorts when certain artists drop gems in an otherwise shitty wasteland. The wasteland that is rap albums failed us heavily but this year has been an incredible one. Even the cop aka Ricky Rawse dropped a pretty good album. Today let me join the myriads & give my 2 cents on the most talked about album since Drake’s TML.

Dark Fantasy

This one opens with Nicki Minaj reading kids a story in rhyme. The beat is ridiculously smart with the feel of an orchestra. This is how Dr. Dre used to make his music sound like back in 2001 when he had talent! This nigga Yeezy rhymes using the names of his cars. “Mercy mercy me that murcielago …me drown sorrow in that diablo/ me found bravery in that bravado”. Quotable: The plan was to drink till the pain’s over/ but what’s worse the pain or the hangover.

Gorgeous

Yet another ridiculous beat. Kid Cudi is getting really good at singing hooks! He got bit by the same bug that bit 50 Cent & Ja Rule only that he sounds cool when he sings! Kanye recorded this one with that telephone effect. Makes it sound like he phoned in the verse from prison. This is a struggler’s anthem. Damn! Raekwon is on the 4th verse & he sounds epic! Quotable: I treat cash like the government treat AIDS/ I won’t stop till all my niggaz get it/ get it?.

Power

I don’t really like this song. The beat was great, done by Symbolyc One but Kanye didn’t bring it for me on such an awesome beat. Plus I think I hear this song way too much, its my brother’s ringtone and his phone is a hotline. Skip.

All of the lights (Interlude)

The piano & violin go together beautifully. Since this is the bootleg I’m listening to I can’t tell whether its a sample. What I do know is that Elton John plays the piano.

All of the lights

This is fuckin incredible. Kanye brings that stadium music feeling that Game talks about on this one. I feel like I’m at the Nyayo Stadium with the floodlights on and Kanye is ripping it on stage! His 1st verse pays tribute to Michael Jackson…very appropriate. This has hit record witten all over it. Apparently this song features Ryan Leslie, Charlie Wilson, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Kid Cudi, Fergie, Elton John, Elly Jackson, John Legend, The Dream & Tony Williams. I can only pick out Rihanna, Cudi, Fergie coz she rhymes, Alicia Keys & Charlie Wilson at the end. I guess it was a mass choir!

Monster

This record is a beast! The cop aka Rozay gets in a few bars at the beginning then all hell breaks loose as Ye spits a sick verse followed by a sicker verse from Jay Z and the illest verse from Nicki Minaj. I am willing to join the illuminati if they can make Nicki Minaj spit good then there’s something they’re doing right over there! Quotable: Have you ever had sex with a pharaoh/ put that pussy in a sarcophagus!

So Appalled

Ye calls in a few friends for this one. Swizz plays the hype man on this. Jay-Z spits the bars that got him in trouble with Hammer (lol). Kini big deal? All Hov says is “The Hammer went broke so you know I’m more focused/ I lost 30 mil so I spent another 30/ coz unlike Hammer 30 million can’t hurt me”. Would you be mad? Pusha T sounds so much better solo without his brother Malice. CyHi Da Prince kills it though! For real if God had an iPod, CyHi would be on His playlist. Oh yeah RZA screams the hook at the end. Quotable: I met this girl on Valentine’s day/ fucked her in May/ she found out about April/ so she chose to March/ – CyHi Da Prince.

Devil In A Blue Dress

This is vintage Kanye. The beat is a wonderful soul sample that’s reminiscent of Kanye’s work on The Blueprint. What is this song about? He confuses me, I can’t really call it but the lyrics are funny as hell. “I ordered the jerk, she said you are what you eat”. I think its about a girl though. The guitar solo makes you think the song is over only for the cop aka Ricky Rozay to start rapping! Quotable: Whole clique appetite had tapeworms/ spinnin Teddy Pendergrass vinyl while my Jay burns/ – Rick Ross

Runaway

The one he premiered at the VMAs. This song has one of the best intros in the world!!!!! The piano then the vocal sample. That’s enough to make me like this one. The hook is ballsy as hell! There’s something in here for Tony Parker when Ye spits “I can have me a good girl but still be addicted to the hoodrats”. I’m looking at the time on the CD player and it says there’s 7 minutes left to the song! The hell? Turns out this album version is extended. After the verses are up Ye gets his MPC on and its 4 minutes of his vocodered voice scratching the beat like a friggin guitar! Awesome! Quotable: Find pictures in my email/ I sent this bitch a picture of my dick/ I don’t know what it is with females/ but I’m not too good with that shit/

Hell of a Life

From the very beginning the rock sample starts nagging me! I know this song. Its freaking Black Sabbath! Ironman! When he gets to the hook you will realize it too! How awesome. This song is all about sex! Ye clearly states that “pussy and religion is all I need”. *DEAD* One of the best songs on the album according to me. Quotable: How could you say they live they lives wrong/ when you never fuck with the lights on/.

Blame Game

This record starts playing and IMMEDIATELY it’s crowned my favorite song. John Legend lends his voice on this one. He sounds funny cussing. If you’ve broken up with a bitch who cheated or been a sidekick to some chick like I am (Ha!) you will relate to this friggin song. The vocal effects on the 2nd verse makes it sound like 3 rappers but its just Ye…I think. Chris Rock comes in at the end and he kills it! Chris at one point says “you took your pussy game up a whole notha level, this some cirque du soleil pussy now shit! You went all porno on a nigga”. A comical end to a tragic song. Genius!!!! Quotable: I’ll call you bitch for short/ as my last resort/ You call me mothafucka for long/ at the end of it you know we both were wrong/ – John Legend.

Lost In The World

This has Bon Iver singing on it. Ye goes all 808’s & Heartbreaks in a good way. This song reminds me of the Runaway film when the Phoenix leaves Kanye to fly and burn. This is a great club record. I vision myself in the club dancing to this with glow stick in hand high of some pills. Quotable: Even if we die in each other’s arms/ we’ll still get laid in the afterlife.

Who Will Survive In America

This is an extension of Lost in the world. I think that’s Saul Williams doing the spoken word. I can’t be sure coz this is a bootleg and bootlegs don’t come with credits! This is the shortest song on the album! THE END.

This is my 2nd favorite album this year, the 1st of course being Nineteen Ninety Now by Celph Titled & Buckwild. This is definitely Kanye West’s best album so far and one of the best produced hip hop albums I have heard in ages! Kanye’s rapping is also almost as good as his production but he still needs to work on delivery. However in my opinion, this shit is a classic and you can take that to the bank!

Pamoja!!!!

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Posted in Uncategorized on November 6, 2010 by Saliva Vic

Am I Straight?

Posted in Alkahol, Misadventures, Music on November 6, 2010 by Saliva Vic

“Me drown sorrows in that Diablo/ me found bravery in my Bravado/ DJs need to listen to the models/ what you ain’t got no Yeezy in Serato/” – Kanye West

As I type this post I’m banging Kanye West’s “Runaway” video crazy loud! This dude is genius! I can’t wait to get my hands on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” but that’s beside the point. I haven’t been this excited about a record since Blu & Exile’s “Below the heavens”! Now that was an incredible record. Anyway Kanye West made me get to thinking how people assume that you are gay coz of certain aspects of your personality.

I know Mr. West is considered gay due to his clothes and basic demeanour. I have been called gay numerous times for various reasons. Like Riley Freeman said, calling someone gay is a serious accusation that you can’t just throw around but here are some of the reasons people might call you gay…this applies to the fellaz only!

1. Skinnies. I hate skinny jeans as much as I hate being asked for weed as if I was your neighbourhood pusher! Any self respecting man who leaves the house wearing skinny jeans will be called gay! Ladies, how do you let your man come out wearing nut huggers? What the fuck is he going to do next? Borrow your gotdamn blouse for the hanye? By the way, the next time I see a man in skinny jeans with a woman, I will slap some gotdamn sense into the woman! You have been warned, don’t let your man rock that shit!

2. Saying another man is hot! I am a culprit of this! I am so comfortable in my sexuality that I can say another dude is good looking without having the fear that I want to jump his bones! Only problem is that the rest of the “man world” which is uncomfortable with their sexuality will always call me gay coz of their insecurity! So, be warned that if you say a man is hot and you are a man they will say you are gay.

3. Singing along to gay music. Any man who sings along to Justin Bieber or even worse has a gotdamn Westlife CD in his collection cannot be anything other than gay! What the fuck? The other day I was rolling around Karen with my man and this weird azz song where Westlife keep repeating the name of some Spanish chick called Soledad starts playing in his whip! I gave my man the side eye but dude just kept singing this shit! I had no choice but to call him out. Other gay music includes anything by Celine Deon, Tailor Swift or Jimmy Gait. No offence God but Adam Lambert’s music is straighter than your man Jimmy.

4. Going to jail. It’s a little known fact that men who’ve been to jail are usually called gay because they may have dropped the soap and got Bufud. In case you didn’t know, bufud means buttfucked! I don’t do it personally coz like Riley I beleive that calling someone gay is a serious accusation! However chances are usually high that people get ass raped in jail!

5. Kissing a man. Unless you’re Italian, apparently kissing a man on the mouth or on the cheek qualifies you as gay in the eyes of many. Personally I totally disagree but hey most of the idiot men out here will call a brother gay for kissing another man. On that note, I do find it weird that these old dudes like my father hold hands when they walk the streets of Nairobi. What the fuck is that?

I’ve got to get back to work but I need to leave you with a man who I think is uber hot! Yes I think that Waka Flocka Flame is good looking! Utado?

Pamoja!!!!