I’m just going to come out and say it: I think Kanye West is probably the most over-inflated, least-talented, egomaniacal, mean-spirited hack to grace the music scene in many a moon. To call his execretions “music” is an insult to real musical artists like John Lennon and Freddie Mercury, who wrote actual lyrics, explored vocal ranges, and re-defined the art of music as we know it today.
Kanye West, despite his insistence that he is the new Jesus, is burning down all that is sacred about music with the fires of Hell. He’s the treble clef’s equivalent of an anti-Christ.
Let’s take an honest look at two of his biggest hit songs. First, “Stronger.” I know a lot of people who say they like this song. But really, they don’t. They like the song “Better, Faster, Harder, Stronger” by the vastly more talented group Daft Punk. The reason I know that is because they can’t quote any of Kanye’s lyrics in that song, but instead cling to the remix of the original song that was stolen.
Now his newest opus, which is getting all kinds of publicity, and is at the core of the reasoning behind this post: “Bound 2.” The title of which makes no sense, since there is no “Bound 1,” unless you count the masterful mob film by the Wachowski Brothers. I take that back. No matter how the life choices of Larry/Lana Wachowski may have destroyed the “Matrix” sequels, their first film is far too amazing to be lumped in with the likes of Kanye West.
“Bound 2” is about nothing. I’ve listened to it approximately 100 times (that’s not an exaggeration) over the course of shooting and editing this video I’m about to post. All I can possibly derive from it is that Kanye West is having sex with Kim Kardashian, that he wants us all to know about it and feel jealousy, and that their bad reputations are all our fault. All of this, he spews off in a series of vacuous, insipid, brainless “lyrics”; once again all spoken over a remix of a stolen song made by someone far more talented than he could ever be.
So to Kanye and Kim: Your bad reputations are your own fault. That’s what happens when you publicly bash people who have the nerve to call you out on your lack of talent. And that’s what happens when you achieve fame by being nothing more than an over-glamorized porn star. These “bad reputations” are the lives that you chose to lead, and I pity the poor child the two of you brought into this world.
With that, this music video is their fault, too… (definitely NSFW, and unfortunately not available on mobile devices due to YouTube’s copyright restrictions.)