Kanye West the Sellout

Kanye West recently showed his desperation by asking Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion dollars to invest in Yeezus, Kanye’s term for himself.

I’m not sure what Z-man has responded, but apparently Kanye has moved on to a new white man to potentially solve his money problems. After all, somebody has to pay for the lake Kanye and Kim want to put in to replace his pool. (see graphic)

What we are seeing and nobody is saying is Kanye is a sellout.

According to the UK Mirror,

Kanye West is reportedly planning a solo David Bowie tribute album to continue the late singer’s legacy.

The Yeezus rapper is said to have been getting to work in the studio putting his own spin on classic hits like Charges, Heroes and Rebel, Rebel.

According to the Daily Star, the 38-year-old star wants to pay tribute to the legendary performer by recording a mix of straight cover version, and some with Ye’s own influence.

Let’s just keep it real: Kanye is ripping off Bowie for Kanye’s personal gain.

I’m not mad at him, as it’s done all the time. But to call these things “tributes” is completely disingenuous. The only tribute is the tribute paid to Kanye’s apparently starving bank account.

And what genius will Kanye’s add to Bowie’s music legacy? The article continues,

A source said: “Some are straightforward cover versions with Kanye actually singing. On others he is rapping with his own lyrics over Bowie’s music.”

Oh, ok. Derivative “hip hop” over Bowie’s classics. Been there, done that and printed my own t-shirts.

I enjoy a few remakes, and even have like one or two movie sequels, but all this says is, like Hollyweird movies, Kanye is phoning it in.

He’s a talented guy, when he’s not beefing with somebody over nothing, or reminding the world that he is the second coming of Jesus.




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