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Kanye is a better producer then he is a lyricist.,
This review is from: Graduation (Audio CD)
After two amazing solid hip hop albums just recently released this year, Common's Finding Forever and Talib Kweli's Eardrum, (both in which had an appearance with Kanye) one could only look foward to the next big album. This album was Kanye's Graduation. Unfortunately, this album was a mixed bag for me. As a producer, Kanye is one of the greats and he undeniably will be one of the best for some time to come. As a lyricist, I was definitely disappointed. Kanye is still better then most, but for this album I felt he didn't bring his A game. After hearing Common's and Talib Kweli's albums, this one seem very lackluster in the lyrical department. Either way, this is easily one of the best hip hop albums this year surpassing 50's Curtis.
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Initial post: Sep 11, 2007, 1:08:15 PM PDT
D. Dorsey says:
Can you really compare Kanye's lyrics with that of Common or Talib Kweli? Both Common and Kweli are respected in the business strictly because of their lyrics. Kanye's an artist; he puts out good music. He'll never be the caliber lyricist that Common or Kweli is, and he doesn't have to be. Don't you think it's unfair to hold him to such a ludacris level of expectation?
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 12, 2007, 7:35:47 AM PDT
Eric Chan says:
No, that is why Kanye is at his level of fame in Hip Hop right now. He makes good music accessible to the masses. But for me who has been a fan of hip hop for it's lyrical genius has a different appreciation then the mainstream. I can't help but listen to Graduation and shake my head at some of the cheesy and unthoughtful ryhmes that Kanye spits. With all do respect, I think Kanye is a very talented artist and Graduation is still in heavy rotation in my CD player.
Posted on Nov 11, 2007, 7:49:38 AM PST
Adrian Cooper says:
LOL Common's album was NOT that HOT. Truly, it wasn't!! I own it, and would love to sell it if you're buying.
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