I'm sorry Kanye, but you will always be a terrible person from now on (not like you weren't already)
In the latest of megalomaniac-related news, Kanye West is now officially self-aware™. In a series of inspired tweets, the man who not too long ago said "slavery was a choice" has now officially decided that he's shelving political opinions. Thanks, Kanye. It's like he took a giant shit in the middle of the room and has now decided that he will both never shit again or even clean up the aforementioned shit.
"Terrible Person" is a complete understatement. It's hard for me to think of better phrasing when I know that nothing really matters; Kanye's not going to read this post, and chances are that not many of his fans will either. But Kanye is scum, the lowest of the low. He deserves to have a giant shit left on his face, and to have it left to fester. What kind of person says they are going to drop an album, but instead trick everyone into watching SNL so they can hear his pro-Trump rant?
At least before, he had some conviction. Like, if it turns out there is a deep state and Soros has been pulling the wool over our eyes, Kanye will have been correct. But now, what does he have?
(Well, he still has millions and millions of dollars. And millions of fans. And a family. So, I guess he still wins. That's how the game works. Congrats Mr. West.)
I listened to Future and Juice WRLD's new collaborative album, and I'll be honest, I didn't love it. I'm not really a Juice fan at all; the only song of his I have (or have had) on rotation is "Lucid Dreams."
Future, on the other hand, has put out a ton of songs that I've enjoyed over the past few years; tracks like "Thought It Was A Drought," "I Serve The Base," "Fuck Up Some Commas," and newer stuff like "Buckets," his feature on the SREMM boys' new collection. I even loved his wacky feature on Jay Rock and Kendrick's "King's Dead," which brings me to my point for this post.
"Oxy" is absolutely glorious. And no, not because of the Lil Wayne feature, even though it seems like everyone in the YouTube comment sections (and on Reddit) only like it (or deem it "acceptable") because of the Wayne verse. No, Future is amazing on this song. He has this uncanny ability to make his voice sound so fucked up, yet still maintain a powerful rhythm. It really does sound like he's dying of an oxy addiction, drowning in the pills, asphyxiated. The beat is enormous; for some reason it makes me think of a desert, the sun beating down and twilight slowly approaching. Future is out here dying of thirst. It's brilliant vocal play.
LISTEN TO IT HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfQ4t6NTh0g
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