After a rough leak months ago, Kanye West’s official video for his single, “Monster,” has finally hit the web for real, and for better or worse, it was certainly worth the wait to see.
Yeezy is joined by his partner in crime and big brother, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and the ohhhh so fine Nicki Minaj in a spooky, off-the-wall and semi-graphic video that, by its own admission, touches on the racy and controversial.
With an introductory disclaimer that reads, “The following content is in no way to be interpreted as misogynistic or negative towards any groups of people. It is an art piece and it shall be taken as such,” the video launches into women hanging by nooses, Kanye setting up a threesome with corpses, Jay-Z raps over dead women and evil Nicki Minaj busts out the S&M gear to torture her good self. Seriously. Nicki Minaj give HERSELF a lapdance. This cant get any better.
We’re not quite sure what inspired the folks at VOXY to compare Bob Dylan with Kanye West — although you could certainly make the argument that each is the voice of his generation. Examining the language in West’s My BeautifuL Dark Twisted Fantasy and Dylan’s 1965 masterpiece Highway 61 Revisited turns up a few interesting overlaps: both stars have a thing for Jesus and Napoleon (which kind of makes sense in an “icons obsessed with icons” way). But while West is all about brands, “power,” and “douchebags,” Dylan prefers figures from his own (Queen Jane, Mister Jones) and American (“highway,” “bandits”) mythology
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Here is a little nice dose of some hip hop to pop up in the past 2 weeks. Before the hard core music heads jump down my throat about a few of these being old I understand that, but with the amount of garbage coming out every day it is hard to put together a round up with quality stuff, so I had to open the window of time. I’ll start you off with a new song from Lupe Fiasco called “All Black Everything” which is on his upcoming album Lasers and it is rumored to be his favorite song on the album. It is one of those songs that is really clever talking about if black people never left Africa and how it would have changed the whole make up of our country and the people in it. There is also a throw back track from Nas and Swizz Beatz, a new Apathy freestyle, a song from Travis Barker and Lupe, Slaughterhouse, Raekwon, and a track from The Roots featuring Isaac Hayes. I also threw in a dope fan made music video for Kanye Wet’s song Blame Game which was really well done and worth the view.
Lupe Fiasco – All Black Everything
(Eminem fitted in but then again he inspired a black rapper tryin to mimic him
And that’s what really rose up out of Michigan, the sign of white rapper by the name of 50 Cent, ha!)
Apathy – Most Murderous Music Freestyle
Apathy, hands down. King of Connecticut!
Here is the first single “H.A.M.” off the anticipated collaboration CD from Kanye and Jay-Z called “Watch the Throne”. Hopefully this superstar collabo goes better for Jay-Z than that terrible Best of Both Worlds CD with R. Kelly.
Rappers are mommas boys too, don’t let the rapping about murder and money fool you. Here is a solid collection of rappers with their moms still trying to look gangster.
more rappers with moms below
I would usually just put all the people featured on the song in the title but 11 names is just a little ridiculous. So the 11 artists are John Legend, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie, Tony Williams, Charlie Wilson, Elly Jackson, Alicia Keys, Fergie, Kid Cudi, Rihanna & Elton John. You might want to double check the final list of who’s on ‘All Of the Lights’…you might be on it. Everyone else is.
Love him or hate him Kanye knows how to push the envelope. He decided not to make a generic 4 minute video for his new song Runaway, but instead jacked it up to a 34 plus minute mini movie featuring the gorgeous Selita Ebanks. If you have a half an hour to kill check it out below.
Like many I am a rap fan, or hip-hop, whatever you want to call it. I think everyone knows by now that rap has become accepted in the music industry and is bigger then rock and roll in some peoples eyes. The thing I have against rap these days is there is a bunch of no talent idiots who tend to just rap about cars, women, and money, hell I could make a list of ridiculous Lil Wayne lyrics that will have you laughing your ass off (I’ll make a post on that topic soon). But below are some very highly respected, and rich rappers in the game today, that still say some awkward and terrible lines from time to time, here are 10 that come to mind.
Jay-Z – $63 Million
Diddy – $30 Million
Now let me start with saying I really like Kanye’s music. He is one of the few minds in hip-hop who is still creative and evolving the music industry. With that said he is a complete douche in all other aspects. I don’t like talking shit about celebs because I would probably be acting the same way if I had millions of dollars and access to every party in the world with no repercussions. But when you act like an ass clown 24/7 and have no respect for anyone else, it’s always fun to see that person get worked in one way or another. We here at Zoot put together 5 times where Kanye has got owned by the competition, from Mos Def to President Obama, enjoy.
5. Swizz Beats Owns Kanye at Hot97 Summer Jam
It was over when Swizzy dropped the “Ruff Ryders Anthem”. It was actually over before it started really. I always liked Kanye beats, but when you put them in New York against Swizz Beatz, that’s the all-time set up of the beginning of getting owned.
It’s been a short while since we’ve heard anything from the ever-controversial Kanye West (see: Taylor Swift). Now gearing up for the release of latest LP ‘Good Ass Job’, it appears the Grammy winner’s first offering from the record will be the Dwele assisted ‘Power’. Take a listen to the track, which surfaced just a few moments ago, below… Hit or miss, tell us what you think.