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This review is from: Late Registration (Audio CD)
GREAT GREAT GREAT... Man listen i aint goin to front to you like Im just a Kanye West fan. Personally, with the combination of his cocky attitude and flamboyant persona in conjunction with an "okay" debut album "College Drop Out," I found myself questioning what Kanye was really tryin to do... The first album to me jumped all aver the place and really didnt have a constant smooth direction.. I kinda felt like he was trying to get too many points of view across on the first album(almost like he wasnt expectin to make a second) TOO RUSHED!! Lyrically on the frist album I agreed with the reviews especialy dealing with his lyrics, although he talked about contreversial topics I kinda felt like lyrically he was lacking. But this cd I have to say he stepped his game up!
This album is head over heals above his debut album and also over alot of music that is out this year and over the past decade.. Instant Classic!!.. Man Im a hood dude and everything but Im soooooo tired of everybody being sooo gangsta and selling drugs like thas all we can do or thas all we can talk about as black people..
I believe Kanye West is the realest rapper out, real not necissarily meaning you gotta talk about being poor or robbin or killin or stealin or slangin.. Too me that struggle has become artifiacial, and commercial(who woulda ever thought killin and slangin would be commercial), but real on saying exactly what evrybody else really wanted to say, but couldn't say it, and not necissarily couldn't say it but even if given the oppurtunity wouldnt say it(perfect example was his comments on Katrina, he said what everybody else was dancin around sayin, but thas a completely different subject).. The 2005 2pac Shakur representing a paradigm shift leading rap into the future, where you can be accepeted for just being you and real and true to yourself, and not necissarily doin it becasue you seen or heard it. The perfect combination that we've all been waiting for(admit it or not).. That explosive lyrical mix of Jay-z and with a soulful Outkast vibe and/or a take em to church John Legend and political soldier in Common.. Just a fantastic mix of all them in one. Lovin it!
P.S. I can't front I am very much so looking forward to hear an entire compilation of John Legend, Common, and Kanye. Kanye you need to make that happen if you aint already doin it.
P.S.S. Anybody and Everybody who tried to fond somthing wrong with this c.d. listen to it again.
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Initial post: Oct 1, 2009 11:55:25 AM PDT
I appreciate that you took the time to write your own real talk! This is an excellent review that is quite insightful and totally on point. Thanks!!
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