How does a very rich and eminently successful artist with a superstar-all-from-a-home-movie girlfriend call us out? ‘Black Skinhead’ is somebody banging on your door in the middle of the night, hurtling out of Ye’s metal-plated face, predicting reactions before it’s halfway over. He rides an industrial-sounding, stadium-sized beat, calling Chicago, ‘Chiraq’ in a grainy echo. He associated himself with Malcolm X on ‘Good Morning,’ but then it was a joke. This time he’s serious. He says he’s going 400 mph, which we believe – he’s taken corners on two wheels on live TV before.
Frannie Kelly on Kanye West’s two new tracks, which point fingers in every direction, include himself (via nprmusic)
After seeing these performances, Kanye finally has my respect. He must have been into Death Grips for this new music, or at least that is what I see/hear.