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10 Thoughts About Kanye West and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy When The Rainbow Isn’t Enuff

Let’s start at the beginning – this album is a classic. And if the term classic is too nebulous for  you or you think that no album can be called as such until its lasted the test of time, then let’s just call a spade a spade…

…the only person who could even come close to making an album better than this is Kanye West. Not Dre. Not Jay. Not Lil Wayne. Nope, Kanye’s only competition at this point is himself. Lucky for him that’s probably still too much competition for him so he’ll probably  have a heart attack challenging the mirror to an album-off, die of exhaustion, and then go down in the annals of rap history as the best producer of all time. OF ALL TIME!!!!

Now that we’ve got that out of the way here are 10 things to think about.

1) This album really is the best produced piece of work I’ve heard in years. Kanye swung for the fences and might finally get that Grammy for Album of the Year that he wants so badly. Dramatic production, actual musical arrangements, crystal clear mixing, full and developed compositions, technically sound, risky, etc. In a time of what seems like the most minimal beats possible catching our imagination, Kanye does the complete opposite and gives the most body and volume we’ve heard since Dr. Dre produced Doggystyle and The Chronic.

2) Which leads to this minor problem – just minor – Kanye gets lost a lot in the music. It’s so heavy on the production side that Kanye almost becomes an afterthought, which is easy when he stops rapping 3 minutes into a song that lasts for 7 minutes.

3) If the only song on this album was “All Of The Lights” I’d still say it was a classic album and would go on the television circuit and say it over and over again. I can’t tell you how much I love this song. I want to fornicate with it and make little flourescent children. I want to sing sweet lullabyes to it while I rescue Chilean miners. I want to sweep with it while I put on an apron that says #1 Booklover. I hope to one day feel about a woman the way I feel about this song.

4) The aforementioned song would be even better if Kanye rewrote his verses. Instead of an odd song about baby-daddy situations on one of the most triumphant beats ever, perhaps he could write about something more fitting, like himself. He does that so well, why pick THIS song to take off?? That Kanye, what a card!

5) I have to wonder why he gave it such a gaudy title. Most classic albums – and I’m sure if anybody knew what he was doing it was Kanye – have very easy to state short album titles (nowadays anyway). Like The Blueprint, Aquemini, etc. Like how do we even shorten this. We’re ninjas, we call ninjas named DJ “D” for short. Do we call it Fantasy? My Beaut? Darky? Sexxy Two Piece? Me no know. And why now does he decide to go gaudy after the rest of his albums had rather pointed titles.

6) Kanye has officially placed himself in a lane all by his lonesome. There is no other producer out there who can say they are doing what he’s doing. I felt like the Quincy Jones/Stevie Wonder comparisons were premature before. Now they’re apt. And for you geniuses out there, that’s not shorthand for apartment.

7) I have no idea why “Monster” AND “So Appalled” made this album. Not together. It reminds me of the time in college when these twins wanted to be Kappas. They were carbon copies of the eachother down to the grades. So for that line (which was only taking 5 seniors and they were seniors), either they took both and lose out on somebody else or none. Like how do you distinguish between ninjas who were literally the same. That line? Choose neither. Kanye did the opposite.

8 ) I’m vastly underwhelmed by the Pusha T experience thus far. But in fairness, I never liked him that much to begin with. He’s rather boring and you could replace him with any other rapper and probably have gotten more excitement. Except something called a Cyhi Da Prince who adds nothing either. No jester.

9) I’ve honestly never been as impressed with an album as I am with this one. In fact the only word I could mutter after listening it through the whole way through the first time was “f******************ck”. I actually yelled out my car to an old white lady, “was that as good for you as it was for me?”

I got her number.

10) I think Kanye leaked this album himself. For three reasons: 1) It’s the clean version; radio stations can (and have) run hogwild with the sh*t well before its release and drum up more excitement; 2) Kanye ain’t even the least bit pissed and  has been on Twitter telling folks his favorite songs; and 3) Kanye isn’t as concerned with money as he is his legacy so he can do that and realize people will still purchase it. He’s one of a few artists that will sell ESPECIALLY once people hear how great it is. Plus he’s already rich and dates racially ambigious birds AND women.

Oh, and listening to this album does not make his video make any more sense. But the music is as brilliantly vivid as the imagery and color he used in the video.

Thank you Kanye for making an album that I want to lay down and caress and touch and massage. I’d lick this album’s toes. Thank you Kanye for making me want to lick toes.

Any thoughts? I know you heard it. And if not? Holler at somebody.

-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST aka MR. OH SO SEXXY aka JUST LIKE DADDY aka GIIIIIIIIIIIRL HE A 3

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Panama Jackson is pretty fly for a light guy. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. He believes the children are our future and is waiting to find out if he is the 2nd most interesting man in the world.

  • c.ho

    first

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      last.

  • ApolloBlaQ

    I feel like I’m the only person actually waiting on listening to the album when i buy it on Nov. 22. even tho everybody else seems to have it.

    • http://www.pinchmycheekie.wordpress.com Cheekie

      This comment truly made me smile. Let’s me know that not everyone is a heathen. Because I’m shole one. That album is the bomb.

      • ApolloBlaQ

        Technically this is the only album i’ve waited this year for. And since i guess i am a Yeezy stan i feel the need to wait. That’s how it used to be in the old days. i think.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          this aint the old days. nowadays when an album leaks and the artist aint mad about it, i think its okay to download it, listen, and still cop it. waiting til the 22nd just means you wont hear it until then…it doesn’t add to the experience by waiting until a certain date.

          labels give release dates. not artists.

          • Cayenne

            Soo…how would would get this at work…without any flags from IT. I have to hear it now that we just broke it down in a list of awesomeness!

          • The Plush One

            LOL… @ApolloBlaQ is a purist. Let him be… Look, I guess opening up presents before Christmas is perfectly fine. Holiday dates weren’t established by us afterall. So why be bound by them? (To hell with those agenda setting elitists!) Right… But you know what, you *do* wait for the simple reason that in doing so you’re able to enjoy a sense of tradition. May not mean much to some, but to others it’s actually important. To each his own, though.

        • http://thecocoaluvchronicles.blogspot.com Miss Cocoa Luv

          I feel the same way, after I read this blog tho, I almost looked for a link to download…but I will wait. Graduation was actually the last album I purchased.

    • Hawaii

      You’re not alone. I have a tendency to wear a song out if I ? it so, I’ve decided to wait & allow it to be brand spankin’ new all the way.
      I’m anxious! :D

    • Mo-VSS

      You’re not the only one. I’m actually gonna buy it. He’s one the artists on my “purchase approved” list.

      Some artists I don’t have to hear anything from them to buy their album. They have proven themselves with their prior work.

      Examples:
      Jill Scott
      Common
      Erykah Badu
      Sade
      Maxwell
      Jay-Z
      Usher
      Christina Aguilar (don’t judge)
      Pink

      And the list goes on…but you get the point.

      • WIP

        The only person on my automatic buy list is Mariah Carey. She can do no wrong in my eyes. Even the songs I don’t like, I eventually start to like. (And I ain’t mad at you, Genie in a Bottle is still one of my favorite songs.)

        • http://musicmakesmehigh.wordpress.com Reecie

          what? I know you didn’t like that MC squared album. I haven’t liked her since Emancipation of Mimi. lol

          • WIP

            LOL, actually E=MC^2 was specifically what I was thinking about to when I mentioned songs I didn’t like, but yes, it has also grown on me. I can happily listen to 11 of the 14 tracks.

        • http://twitter.com/#!/killa_kayyy koko_chanelle

          lol, Charmbracelet will always be one of my favorite albums.

          #nojudgement

      • JessicaL

        Lol, I don’t care what anybody says X-tina’s newest cd is hot.

    • http://liferequiresmorechocolate.com Tiffany

      I haven’t heard it either it. I guess I’ll steal it from someone eventually.

      Peace, Love and Chocolate
      Tiffany

    • Kirsten

      you’re not the only one, someone sent me the album but I haven’t listened to it outside of what he releases on G.O.O.D. Fridays. i want to be surprised and hear the final mastered tracks.

      • keisha brown

        i have to say i did wait..just bought it while in the US so that i can add to his soundscan #’s (lol). and whole-heartedly, undoobedley, unequivocally agree with PJ and this post. i heart the WHOLE album. i dont remember the last album i bought, loved EVERY song (maybe minus 1) and then RIPPED to my computer just so that I can take it on the road.
        i too am spent.
        and dont care that im late.

  • http://twitter.com/sonofthehorizon stlunatic

    well damn.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      well stated.

  • http://twitter.com/naimasmanifesto TheTalentedMs.Fiasco

    Yeezy taught me.

    • http://twitter.com/naimasmanifesto TheTalentedMs.Fiasco

      As a Yeezy stan, I couldn’t resist the leaks once it was all over the radio and my late night drive home is extra boring without the radio. Well, I couldn’t resist after I heard gorgeous on the radio and MY GOD! I swear, I have a new favorite song every damn day. At first it was All of the Lights (that interlude is beautiful) and then Gorgeous and then Blame Game and now Lost in the World (plus How Will Survive in America) is my damn favorite.

      I love this album. I think everything is so well placed and great. I do skip So Appalled and Monster often because I’ve heard those songs so much. I don’t agree on your criticism of Pusha T. I like him for some reason. *shrugs*

      Anyway, Lost in the World + Who Will Survive in America is SUCH a great end to the album. I love how they come together seamlessly. I love the message of it. I love it all. Thank you Kanye West!

      • ApolloBlaQ

        A Yeezy stan would have avoided the temptation of a leak and waited til the album released ma’am.

        • http://calmpleks.wordpress.com Calmpleks

          A Yeezy stan downloads the leak AND buys the album

          • Peyso

            “A Yeezy stan downloads the leak AND buys the album”

            Truth

          • kdotmichelle

            Totally agree

          • http://www.pinchmycheekie.wordpress.com Cheekie

            Exactly.

          • http://www.shesoflyy.com Muze

            exactly. that’s what i plan to do.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          i’m gonna need an explanation on that logic. please and thank you.

          as long as its being paid for…at some point…what does it matter when you listen to it?

      • Perfect Square

        “Yeezy stan” sounds like a post-Cold War nation in the Middle East.

    • http://www.shesoflyy.com Muze

      that’s my favorite song. lmbo. yeezy taught me! lmbooo

      all of the lights interlude is just… man.

  • Caballeroso

    Wow, another post about Kanye. I must really be the only person in VSB land who is indifferent to Kanye. Does Kanye give VSB marketing dollars?

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      not yet

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      You I know I feel you about all the Kanye love around here. At our last VSB staff meeting I stated very clearly that I didn’t want to write about anything relevant to pop culture. I was vetoed. So here you go. Sorry.

    • http:www.twitter.com/Stank_0 Stank-0

      Nah bruh I’m right there witcha. I’ll wait til it drops b/c I’m thumpin that mood muzik 4 and something from JCole I was hipped to via Le Twitter.

    • Mo-VSS

      I don’t get it either…except I do. I really do.

      I used to hate Kanye and his arrogance. Now…I get it, and I like it.

      That made no sense…kinda like Kanye. Word

  • themagicman

    I agree with everything you said until you got to the Pusha T reference. I think i’m going to have to stop you right there. While nothing disturbs me more than a grown man with braids, his skills are impeccable, and brings some of the wackest songs on Ye’s album to life. i.e. “So Appalled,” and “Runaway.” I almost feel like Ye needs Pusha, more than Pusha needs Ye.* Pls see the Funkmaster Flex freestyle if you need more convincing, where the employee outshines his boss. But, if you’re looking for excitement, you can prob go out and purchase (download) Nicki Minaj’s album. I’m sure here ish will be chalked full of personally…

    • Peyso

      “I almost feel like Ye needs Pusha, more than Pusha needs Ye.”

      Whose mans is this?

      “* Pls see the Funkmaster Flex freestyle if you need more convincing, where the employee outshines his boss.” – Pusha destroyed Kanye, Flex, NYC in arguably the best visit to Hot 97 since the Roc took over the building when Young Chris was 16

    • http://twitter.com/SmartFoxGirl SmartFoxGirl

      I like Pusha T. Finally someone agrees. My brother almost kicked me out his car. That man can rap!!

    • http://calmpleks.wordpress.com Calmpleks

      “I almost feel like Ye needs Pusha, more than Pusha needs Ye.”

      Easy there, cowboy. If you think about his career, Kanye has attached himself to a number of rappers just like he’s doing now with Pusha T (Consequence, GLC, Cam’ron and the rest of the Rocafella boys). So while Pusha is good, Kanye certainly doesn’t need him, especially at this point in his career.

      • magicman

        Well, let me clear this up…I feel like Kanye is using Pusha T more as muse than anythingn else…. I mean, Ye hasn’t been this gung ho about a “real rapper” since Common 3 years ago. Pusha is to Kanye what Magic Johnson was to Michael Jordan. I mean, honestly, if my employee rosted me on live radio, i would want to push myself to make a better album. Hence Kanye needing Push. And to cause further ruckus, I think LYRICALLY, Pusha T is a better rapper than Kanye. Yep, I said it….but as long as Kanye has fashion lines and ish, you all will believe otherwise…

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      few issues with your statement. Ye doesn’t need Pusha for anything. this many people haven’t known who Pusha T was since…well ever. while Pusha may provide ‘Ye with some battery acid on occasion, it aint like Ye is a terrible rapper who all of a sudden got better thanks to Pusha’s help. and yes, Pusha is probably one of the better rappers out there, he’s also one of the most boring. i listen to clipse albums for pharrell’s production.

      and are you honestly saying that “runaway” was saved by pusha? his verse sucks on that joint. all i want for christmas is for that album to drop on the 22nd and pusha is replaced by somebody who actually does bring something to the track.

      and “so appalled” is wack? lol. i guess we just disagree. cuz there’s no wack songs on the album. and for the record, i hate cyhi da prince. i’d rather listen to his verse than pusha t’s on “so appalled”

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      “I agree with everything you said until you got to the Pusha T reference. I think i’m going to have to stop you right there. While nothing disturbs me more than a grown man with braids, his skills are impeccable, and brings some of the wackest songs on Ye’s album to life”

      pusha t is the mo williams of rappers. (no, i will not expound. thanks for asking though)

      • http://theothersideofphlyy.blogspot.com PhlyyGirl

        “pusha t is the mo williams of rappers. (no, i will not expound. thanks for asking though)”

        This made me guffaw out loud.
        I understand though. And no I will not explain my understanding.

      • ThatGirl

        “While nothing disturbs me more than a grown man with braids…”
        THANK YOU CHAMP! I was starting to think I was the only one..

        As far as Ye goes, Panama nailed it.

      • Mo-VSS

        No need to expound. I get it. Shout out to the Cavs too…better record than the Heat. Hope it stays that way too!

    • MictheMessenger

      Push was a valid contribution.

      “I spit the gospel, hostile/ Tony doin time for what he did to nostrils/”

      Not enough to outshine, like J. Cole did Wale on “Beautiful Bliss”. Ye ain’t havin it.

      • MictheMessenger

        P.S.: Rick Ross GOT OFF on Devil In A New Dress.
        #thatisall

        And yes, I did just reply to myself.

  • Perfect Square

    “In a time of what seems like the most minimal beats possible catching our imagination, Kanye does the complete opposite…”

    My sincerest regards to Soulja Boy Tell ‘em, Wocka Flocka Flame and all the Lils. Real music is b(l)ack!

    • http://twitter.com/naimasmanifesto TheTalentedMs.Fiasco

      We will see what happens once the album is released legitimately. I mean, Taylor Swift sold a million on her first week. Waka Flocka Flame still gets regular rotation on the radio. And people actually listen to that new Soulja Boy song. Rick Ross is throwing tantrums at award shows. Lil Wayne is out of jail. T-Pain autotuning Michael Jackson songs. Some song about rain and hos is being played on the radio now. Most people haven’t even heard of the John Legend and The Roots album Wake Up! And the list goes on…and on…

      Damn, Kanye West has a lot of weight on his shoulders. Lets hope he can really pull it off. We still have a long way to go.

      • Perfect Square

        I feel you…not saying that Kanye West is in charge of reforming rap. But it would be nice to see the same kind of renaissance that Dre and his colleagues brought to rap in the 1990s…

        • Jhane Sez

          “I feel you…not saying that Kanye West is in charge of reforming rap. But it would be nice to see the same kind of renaissance that Dre and his colleagues brought to rap in the 1990s…”

          I think that Ye has thrown down the gauntlet on this one.

          “2) Which leads to this minor problem – just minor – Kanye gets lost a lot in the music. It’s so heavy on the production side that Kanye almost becomes an afterthought, which is easy when he stops rapping 3 minutes into a song that lasts for 7 minutes.”

          This type of lyrical brevity reminds me more of Santana (Black Magic Woman) or Hendrix (Voodoo Child)… I think the intention is to not allow the dialogue to detract from the music which could have easily been overshadowed.

          For me this album is a seminal masterpiece that will now be referenced in any discussion of contemporary music period… this work takes you away from a pure genre conversation and raises the bar not only hip hop but across the board.

          I am interested in how this album will tour… between his performance on SNL and the Runaway movie, I anticipate really great things from the stage performance, and I am curious about who will open.

          If Kanye doesn’t win album of year and decides to act up… I won’t be mad at him ~JS

          • WIP

            If you give him permission to act up, he not gonna do it.

            • Jhane Sez

              “If you give him permission to act up, he not gonna do it.”

              Sidebar… on the night of the infamous Taylor Swift incident I was in a room with 3 Gemini brothas who all said almost the same thing to various degrees moments before Ye made history.

              I have lived with a lot of Gemini male energy around me for a long azz time and one thing I can say with impunity… you can’t give them hard headed ninjas permission to do sh*t.

              They is who they is.~JS

              • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

                i’m sorry, but Gemini’s…we do this. represent represent.

                we’re not hardheaded, the rest of you ninjas is soft. your hearts pump kook-aid.

          • Perfect Square

            I 100% agree. Though I have never been fully on team Kanye, I will always have hood for anyone who is not afraid to say what he feels. Who cares if people’s feelings get hurt? We are all adults and have the right to retort/respond/retaliate if we feel the need.
            Kanye once defended his actions like this: If you were playing a game and a ref made a bad call you would yell at the ref, right?. Touche Kanye (now that’s a good idea for an album title)

      • Mr. Gundam

        “Taylor Swift sold a million on her first week. Waka Flocka Flame still gets regular rotation on the radio. And people actually listen to that new Soulja Boy song. Rick Ross is throwing tantrums at award shows. Lil Wayne is out of jail. T-Pain autotuning Michael Jackson songs. Some song about rain and hos is being played on the radio now.”

        Ugh don’t remind me, I heard Swift broke a record in album sales…

        As much as I don’t like Ye’ begging for forgiveness, I understand that he HAS to make sales right now.

        Still disappointed that he apologize to George Bush tho. Oprah should have done him like she was gonna do Harpo.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          maybe i listened to a diff interview but when did ‘Ye beg for forgiveness. all he’s said is that he understands how Bush felt when he made his statement b/c thats how folks took his taylor swift incident. he isn’t begging for forgiveness. he’s showing empathy.

      • WIP

        “My sincerest regards to Soulja Boy Tell ‘em, Wocka Flocka Flame and all the Lils. Real music is b(l)ack!”

        Haven’t heard most of the Kanye album, but in defense of SBT and WFF, I must say I haven’t heard too many Kanye records that I can shake my imaginary dreads to in the club. We still need some drunk dance music.

        • JessicaL

          Lol, this!

          • Mia

            This gave me life! i think there is room for them all. I love Kanye but like WIP said Kanye does not give me the ratty music that I’ve come to know and love. But he did give me a strangely beautiful 30 minute video….I’m with it! I’ve only listened to Monster….I’m excited about what else the album has to offer!!

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          LOOK MA NO HANDS!!!!

          • http://twitter.com/SmartFoxGirl SmartFoxGirl

            I like that song and Wale killed his verse.

          • V Renee

            Ummm I can easily listen to this song on repeat for at least half an hour. It goes hard.

            And like WIP said, I like music I can shake my arse to. Ignorant or not.

            • Micthemessenger

              I was actually feeling “no Hands” until i heard my 7th graders singing it. Now i kinda wanna steal on those kids’ parents, Waka Flocka, AND Wale. But me and Wale can still be cool though.

  • http://nianaturally.blogspot.com N.I.A. naturally

    I got it Friday, and I haven’t listened to it yet. It’s funny, because I know I’m going to love it, so I’m not in a rush. I love Kanye. But, I will listen to it before I go to sleep, and come back with a better comment in the morning. lol.

  • http://iamyourpeople.com/ I Am Your People

    #1 Despite Lauryn Hill winning Album of the Year, I doubt Kanye will. The fact that Taylor Swift beat Lady Gaga shows that they’re still pretty conservative. And she released a new album this year. Uh-oh.

    #5 The title’s fine, I’m just glad he decided against this cover art

    #6 “Now they’re apt. And for you geniuses out there, that’s not shorthand for apartment.” <===I loved that line

    #8 I'm just glad that Pusha T adopted the cornrows Lloyd shaved off

    #9 I just heard the whole thing tonight (on the radio – I didn't get a free bootleg) Props for getting it in with an old while lady. Not mad at ya

    #10 I do wish he made a longer version of "Power." I actually liked the concept

    • http://twitter.com/SmartFoxGirl SmartFoxGirl

      I had to google to see if Taylor Swift beat out Lady Gaga cause I thought you were lying. Da hell? How do they decide who wins album of the year? Why can’t they understand that some musicians have young fans that buy isht and some don’t? I still think Kanye might win because his fans buy isht. We’ll see.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        i dont quite understand your young fans argument there as far as her grammy awards go. lady gaga sells too. the only awards show dictated by album sales are the American Music Awards. the grammy is voter generated by the recording academy members who are all producers, musicians and recording engineers. its just that quite a lot of them are old fogeys. but those same old fogeys (and young ones that enter NARAS annually) did manage to vote Outkast’s SB/TLB to its album of the year status.

        • http://twitter.com/SmartFoxGirl SmartFoxGirl

          Oh I didn’t know that. So then I really don’t understand their logic for Swift over GaGa. They did get Outkast right but that’s not always the case. I just find that often times I disagree with who actually wins the award.

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

            i think most folks do which is why so many rappers boycott the show. i think at this point, kanye is the only person who gives a sh*t b/c he cares about the validation from the people in music that “seem” to matter most. the grammy folks. though even now i think he’s starting to care less. when you’ve got all of the critical acclaim, one organization that’s full of humans who watch the news doesnt mean so much.

    • WIP

      OT: WTF is up with Taylor Swift? I’ve heard her perform and it wasn’t very good. Most country singers have amazing voices. I guess she’s like the country Britney Spears (who I actually get down with from time to time).

      • JessicaL

        At least Britney had a gimmick (sex and dancing) and was entertaining. Taylor lulls me to sleep. I’m kinda tired of the world feeling sorry for Taylor. That’s why she keeps winning. Well that and the fact that Gaga makes people nervous with all the church references (pointing back to the conservatism mentioned earlier).

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        i actually like taylor swift. most of the songs i’ve heard of hers were songs that i liked before i knew they were hers. so i must think she’s alright. i aint cop the album or nothing but if i hear it on the radio i dont turn.

        • http://www.shay-d-lady.com shay-d-lady

          I like Taylor. She writes her own songs and they are cute poppy country songs.
          she doesnt have the best voice but she alright… but I am sick of this whole VICTIM thing.

      • http://www.shesoflyy.com Muze

        taylor’s live voice is horrid. simply horrid. i don’t get it either. i get carrie underwood. i don’t get taylor live.

        and i actually like her songs. but live? noooooo

  • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

    two things about the best hip-hop album since “supreme clientele” (there’s two types of people in the world: people who agree with me about this, and necrophiliacs. which one are you?)

    1. i love “all of the lights” so much that i think he should have said “f*ck it” and made it 20 minutes long. seriously, that song is so f*cking ridiculous that i wouldn’t have been surprised if george w. bush even made a cameo talking about “i knew a bitch katrina/ya’ll n*ggas should have seen her/wet all the time/make a cracker spit a rhyme”

    (btw, you could substitute “hell of a life” for everything i said about “all of the lights” and the paragraph would still work)

    2. ***tweets I made from the VSB twitter account Friday***

    The 5 gayest (nttawwt) things Champ and @panamajackson said to each other after hearing My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy for the 1st time?

    Champ: “I know this is kind of gay sounding, but i actually got chills thinking about how great the album was”

    Panama: “I wished he released this in the summer so niggas could be rolling EVERYWHERE blasting this from cars”

    Panama: “I cant lie. I’m in love with this album and want to fornicate with it daily”

    Champ: “I want to go home and listen to this album again”

    Panama: “lol…this album is making you pretty gay huh?” Champ: “i don’t care”

    • http://twitter.com/naimasmanifesto TheTalentedMs.Fiasco

      (btw, you could substitute “hell of a life” for everything i said about “all of the lights” and the paragraph would still work)

      This!

      I love Hell of a Life so much, but I can’t play it so often because my niece always wants to listen to music with me. She already knows the chorus to most of the songs (Gorgeous, All of the lights, Power, Lost in the world…), I really don’t want her to start saying “I think I feel in love with a porn star.” Her parents are already mad at me because yesterday she said “fucking ridiculous” when we spilled some apple juice (true story). Sidenote: I’m a horrible aunt.

      Anyway, I need to get out of here, my stan-dom is most definitely showing.

    • http://www.pinchmycheekie.wordpress.com Cheekie

      LMFAO @ those tweets. I heard the following in my head while reading them:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8vV0hPiilo

    • Hawaii

      LMAO! That’s a funny ass convo…