I stan for Kanye. Especially after attending his concert. And yet (that's a nice way of saying "butttt") I am hesitant to invest in his latest album. And after watching him on SNL, I, I, I just don't know. Homeboy was killin me softly. I kept thinking, "Damn, dude, what ol' girl do to you." And then I would think, "Couldn't you just have rapped about it? Did you have to sing?" I think part of the problem is that I love his rapping and delivery so much, I feel short-changed by not getting it on this album.
Don't get me wrong. The songs are lyrically sound, just as Kanye is known for doin it. But the tone-deafedness! Yikes.
"I felt all flushed with fever. Embarassed by the sound. I felt I found his letters and read each one aloud."
I felt like a voyeur, watching someone who's going through a heartbreak, singing his little off-key heart out about it. Actually, that's exactly what I was doing. Me and millions of others.