Well where to begin. As you know on June 18th multiple hip-hop/rap projects dropped. This was one of them. And to be completely honest, I have no idea what Kanye was thinking. I saw the video of the live performance of “Black Skinhead” on SNL before the album dropped and I thought it was pretty cool. I couldn’t hear much of what he was saying because he was somewhat drowned out but the beat seemed pretty intense and the imagery going on was captivating.
So June 18th rolls around and I get Yeezus.
As I proceeded to go through the first song “On Sight” I was telling myself things like “it’s just the first song, Kanye is being different” or “give it a chance, it’ll grow on you”. So on to the 2nd song “Black Skinhead” – which I think is the best song on the album – and I’m thinking things are turning around. I was being too judgemental too fast. On to the 3rd song “I Am A God”. Ok, I wasn’t being too judgemental. What is up with these beats?? They sound awful. And on to track 4, 5, 6, 7…. No improvement.
Flat out, there are some nice lines on this project, which is why it got those 3 out of 10. The problem is the noise going on at the same time makes you want to cut your ears off. It’s literally painful to listen to. I’ve heard some people say in Kanye’s defense that this wasn’t a “hip-hop” album or that he was trying to change the game yada yada yada. What kind of album would it be exactly? And how is making terrible beats going to change the game?
Loyal Kanye fans have got to be upset. How could someone go from making CLASSICS like College Dropout, Late Registration and Graduation make something like this? Doesn’t register with me.
Save your money, don’t buy this. You’ll thank me later.