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Mr. West has not entirely lost his prankish streak (one hors d’ouevre, Bries Nutz, alludes to a vulgar track on Dr. Dre’s 1992 dank classic The Chronic). But overall, Per ‘Ye is almost too successful in its fusion of the hip-hop and the high end, the culinary equivalent of a bassoon dropped over an 808 beat. ‘The question this restaurant answers, hnehmean, is have you ever had fine dining like a pharoah,’ Yeezy explained. He grinned, revealing a set of dentures the polished copper of fine pans. “I put the parfait in a sarcophagus.”
David McAninch, writing a Dining & Wine profile of Per ‘Ye in Midtown for the New York Times, December 13 2016. (via misattributions)

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One Week // One Band: Top Ten Kanye West Songs


  1. “Runaway”
  2. “I Wonder”
  3. “All Falls Down”
  4. “Dark Fantasy”
  5. “Champion”
  6. “All Of The Lights”
  7. “Heard ‘Em Say”
  8. “Paranoid”
  9. “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”
  10. “Jesus Walks”

Culled from his five solo studio albums. Criteria for the list include re-listenability, how much they pump me up, awesomeness of…

Some artists are just so solid, and so varied, that superfans can have pretty much zero overlap in their lists of favs and still respect each other’s tastes. (Yeezus, truly, contains multitudes.) But no “Gorgeous”? B MICHAEL YOU CRAZY

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One Week // One Band: I Feel The Pressure / Under More Scrutiny


Hump day, right? It’s not accident that we’re talking about Graduation on Wednesday. (It is 100% accidental, actually.) On the third day, Yeezus gave us a transitional album, a flashy new persona, shutter shades, and it was good.

I’m going to lay my cards on the table: as I implied in…

For a while Graduation was my least favorite Yeezy album. I know, crazy. I just was not feeling the arena rap thing he was going for, plus I think I was burned out on Ye around then. Anyway I was wrong. It’s a good record, not MBDTF good but solid, absolutely without filler and mercifully without skits, definitely at least middle of the Kanye pack. But Kanye’s one of those dudes like Eno who can make five great records in a row without breaking a sweat. (Which means that B. Michael and I surely disagree about 808s & Heartbreak.) 

Also, “Spaceship” breaking the flow on College Dropout, whaaaaat? “Spaceship” is one of the best songs on there!

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Ladies And Gentlemen, Allow Myself To Introduce… Myself



    NARRATOR (Bernie Mac)
What in the fuck was that? I told you to get someone who 
knows something about Kanye West to write about Kanye West! 
You don’t know anything about rap music! You didn’t even
listen to Reasonable Doubt until like 2006. You’re a dilettante
with no sense of rap history. I don’t mean that in no nice

Hi. I sit in a my office/kitchen in Queens in a folding chair from the discount store up the street and listen to music on big headphones. I’ve provided some photographic evidence. See? There’s a broom to my right, and a window behind me. This is my sole qualification for writing (what I hope will be) quite a bit about one of the world’s foremost entertainer cum artists.

I think right now I’ll probably talk about the first time I listened to Kanye West, and then talk a bit more about subsequent listening experiences, and then offer a theory of criticism.

Over the summer of 2004 I was in between junior and senior years of college. I was staying on a friend’s couch during this interstitial chapter of my life, and one afternoon we were just shooting the shit talking when I remember he played “All Falls Down” for me and said, sort of sheepishly, “This song’s actually good.”

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I’m so glad Hendrik decided to give one of Tumblr’s biggest artist crushes full reign. 

I can’t wait for B Michael to get to MBDTF (it’s his favorite album,* and sometimes mine too), but I’m hoping we’ll get some coverage of the pre-College Dropout days too. 

Wonder how this will overlap with Brandon Soderberg’s MBDTF Week.

*Milk-Eyed Mender and Have One on Me but no Ys? What gives, B? 

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