Friday, May 28, 2010

In the Court of King Kanye

"I don't need your pussy shit; I'm on my own dick."

Hip hop's most hated MC is back with the lead single for his upcoming fifth LP, Good Ass Job, which is expected to depart from 808s and Heartbreak and instead pick up where Graduation left off. Continuing a tradition of bringing criminally slept-on, revolutionary music acts to the mainstream (Can on "Drunk and Hot Girls" and Alan Parsons on "Heartless," just to name a few), "Power" samples "21st Century Schizoid Man," a track from King Crimson's magnum opus, In the Court of the Crimson King. In it, Kanye essentially constructs a massive musical middle finger to the world; the dude's not changing. Don't expect any apologies on this album. Nonetheless, whether or not you despise the man for his antics and arrogance, you have to admit that he's talented, and the bottom line is that 'Ye is going to go platinum regardless of his douchebaggery—Mr. West has proven time and again that he belongs in the uppermost echelon of the rap game.

Power (ft. Dwele) [alt]


Papa Boner said...

Sonavabitch! I was probably the only peron in the ATL listening to V-103 debut Kanye's new one today that caught the "21st Century Schizoid Man" sample. PROG-ROCK HIP-HOP!!!

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