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Kanye West – College Dropout

7 06 2010

Listened: Friday June 4

Kanye West seems like an asshole in real life. And he might very well be, but his records are damn funny, as well as affecting. Whether college is a worthwhile life choice is a big theme on College Dropout which is a decision many different  kinds of people have considered.

When I heard All Falls Down on the radio I loved the wordplay: “Couldn’t afford a car so she named her daughter Alexus”.

The self analysis: “Always said if I rapped I’d say somethin’ significant, But now I’m rappin’ ’bout money, hoes, and rims again”

The poignant: “As kids we used to laugh, Who knew that life would move this fast?, Who knew I’d have to look at you through a glass? And look, if you tell me you ain’t did it, you ain’t did it And if you did, then that’s family business.”

But it always comes back around to a quip: “Now even though I went to college and dropped out of school quick, I always had a Ph.D.: a Pretty Huge Dick”

Also, his production is so much more appealing than most rap records. I can respect the layers of samples that come together so well on this album. They’re not there to slam you into submission, they’re there to catch your attention with their uniqueness.

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21 01 2011
M.I.A. – Arular « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] and while some of the lyrics are probably good, they tend to be too mumbled (exceptions include Kanye West). However, I think the problem in this case was that listening to snippets of Arular in Tower […]

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