Kanye West’s latest album Yeezus was released on Tuesday, June 18. I predicted that this album would fail to impress me due to recent installments from Mr. West alongside Jay-Z on Watch the Throne and many other G.O.O.D. Music artists on Cruel Summer. I was under the impression that Kanye had gone off the deep end into opulence and materialism instead of the mixture that we saw on his previous album, My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy. Well, it turns out he has gone off the deep end, but not in the way I suspected.
But before we talk about Kanye West’s Yeezus, we need to go back, way back, and look at where the West’s previous material so that we can better understand and discuss his new album. All of this is very important to understand my opinion of Yeezus, but I’ll give you a spoiler alert right now, I love it. (more…)