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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

This is What Frustration Sounds Like

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A few days ago an interview surfaced with Kanye West being interviewed by Zane Low  BBC Radio 1. If you are a fan of Mr. West or even a fan of pop culture then you would know that he has been known for being outspoken and honest to a fault at times.  Even before hearing the interview I assumed this would be another rant of sorts mixed with overzealous and over confident remarks about himself and or his work that have begun to be the norm albeit accepted anytime the camera is on him.

 Even though there were moments that clearly lived up to this and were quite comical as I had secretly hoped for, Kanye seemed to be a bit more vulnerable in his interview that seemed to be more like a monologue with occasional questions thrown at him than a traditional interview. He used this hour long question answer session to often times indirectly avoid questions or simply talk about only whatever he wanted in typical Kanye fashion which included but wasn’t limited to his most recent album “Yeezus”, his relationship status with Kim K, his thoughts on the current state of music and where he fits in it, and being blackballed from the fashion industry because of his profession and his ethnicity.

Criticized for having a “god like complex” since being depicted as Jesus on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and making songs like “I am a god” this interview showed a more humanistic side to West that allowed for listeners to empathize with his rants, anger, and frustration.  If nothing less, the interview is entertaining and filled with quotables that will make you laugh at the thought of how ridiculous he sounds, but if you listen close beyond the rambling and scattered thoughts most of what he says actually makes sense.  Whether you like Kanye West or not, there is no denying the fact that he is talented and some may argue he is a genius. Choosing the latter, it makes sense to classify him as crazy but just because one doesn’t understand something someone says or attempts to explain doesn’t make it less relevant or untrue.  That can be frustrating in itself. 

For the full interview check out: http://www42.zippyshare.com/v/43000222/file.html

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