If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The Sun)   The 'Unlikely' tag was created for Kanye West. "I am flawed as a human being... but my music is perfect"   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 65
    More: Unlikely, Kanye West, Beethoven, human beings, Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh, class a drugs, Roll Over Beethoven, Playboy Bunny  
•       •       •

1156 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 15 Jul 2012 at 9:12 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



65 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-07-15 02:49:18 AM
Kanye West: I'm the Beethoven of music today

Beethoven was a delusional, self-important douche bag? Who knew?.
 
2012-07-15 03:49:00 AM
Only an idiot could have an ego that big. So, yeah, I can believe he thinks this.
 
2012-07-15 08:13:49 AM
"Let's hear it for the douche bags..."
 
2012-07-15 09:25:17 AM
I think Kanye West and Donald Trump are two of the greatest examples in history of how it is not always possible to buy class with money.
 
2012-07-15 09:30:56 AM

phlegmmo: Kanye West: I'm the Beethoven of music today

Beethoven was a delusional, self-important douche bag? Who knew?.


"It can be said of Ludwig van Beethoven, especially from the time of his arrival in Vienna, that he was a young man of strong personality and at times quite difficult to get on with."

Subtract 200 years of nostalgia, add internet and..

www.beethoven.ws: Imma not happy for you. Absofarkinglutely
 
2012-07-15 09:37:01 AM
If by "perfect", as we mean "perfect shiat", well then he's right about that.
 
2012-07-15 09:38:47 AM
Well of course his music is perfect! All the guys in his entourage say so, plus his manager, his producers, his stylist, his snooty butler, his chauffer, his golf instructor, his sunglasses wrangler, his personal trainer, and both of his chefs say so too.
 
2012-07-15 09:40:42 AM

phlegmmo: Kanye West: I'm the Beethoven of music today

Beethoven was a delusional, self-important douche bag? Who knew?.


Salutations, phlegmmo - I am quite pleased for your success, and I shall let you complete your statement, but Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the most influential composer of all the ages. All the ages!
 
2012-07-15 09:44:33 AM

LewDux: phlegmmo: Kanye West: I'm the Beethoven of music today

Beethoven was a delusional, self-important douche bag? Who knew?.

"It can be said of Ludwig van Beethoven, especially from the time of his arrival in Vienna, that he was a young man of strong personality and at times quite difficult to get on with."

Subtract 200 years of nostalgia, add internet and..

[www.beethoven.ws image 330x426]: Imma not happy for you. Absofarkinglutely


That is such a great picture of Ludwig!
I wonder wtf he is looking at.
 
2012-07-15 09:52:19 AM
greenobles.comwww.beethoven.ws
 
2012-07-15 10:08:04 AM
I think if you asked the people in R&B over the last 30 years, who wrote the music he steals for samples, they would say the music is pretty good, but not perfect.
 
2012-07-15 10:20:38 AM
Kanye West's music is indeed perfect, in the sense of completeness. I mean, it completely sucks, and his career is finished, amirite?
 
2012-07-15 10:27:59 AM

ko_kyi: I think if you asked the people in R&B over the last 30 years, who wrote the music he steals for samples, they would say the music is pretty good, but not perfect.


THIS.

I get really sick of "artists" who steal huge chunks of music written by actual musicians a couple decades ago, who then pretend like they have some kind of talent.

It's one thing to take many samples (at most, a few seconds from other sources) and arrange them into something new, and it's an entirely different thing to take someone else's bassline, lick, chorus, intro, melody, harmony, or any other variation that includes several measures of someone else's composition, and then record your own voice over it. The former is real sampling, while the latter is just f♥cked up karaoke.

Kanye West is a f♥cked up karaoke singer who still needs AutoTune to make his music sound like it's not being wailed by a dying giraffe.
 
mhd
2012-07-15 10:37:41 AM
Great, now I've got Werewolves of London stuck in my head again...
 
2012-07-15 10:44:12 AM
You guys are just jealous.
 
2012-07-15 10:50:37 AM
The Beethoven of music today?

Sorry, Kanye. You're more like the bratty 13-year-old girl of music today. You think everything is about you, you throw a screaming fit every time you don't get what you want or you think someone's being unfair to you, and you can't take one damn bit of criticism.

...all that aside, how do you feel about fish sticks?
 
2012-07-15 10:51:35 AM

fisker: You guys are just jealous.


Sampling is fine, but West steals stuff from broke artists who can't afford representation and generally offers a bundled package of jack and shiat in return. He is a buzzard that gorges on the carcasses of other people's past works and shiats out pop hits.
 
2012-07-15 10:53:26 AM

Sock Ruh Tease: Salutations, phlegmmo - I am quite pleased for your success, and I shall let you complete your statement, but Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the most influential composer of all the ages. All the ages!


hehe. nice.
 
2012-07-15 10:53:39 AM
How can a flawed person produce something that is perfect? Does he even realize the stupid crap that he is spewing?

/DNRTFA
 
2012-07-15 11:28:35 AM
"I'm the Beethoven of music today"

Pfft, you ain't nothing but a gay fish.
 
2012-07-15 11:30:07 AM

LewDux: [greenobles.com image 412x390][www.beethoven.ws image 330x426]


That gives me a great idea for a new Highlander TV series...
 
2012-07-15 11:58:58 AM
"You could go back to Beethoven and s***, but as far as this lifetime, though, this is all you got."
 
2012-07-15 12:00:28 PM
It's perfect for me NOT to hear it.
 
2012-07-15 12:08:31 PM
That quote itself is a great example of what he's saying in the first half. Only a flawed human being would say that about his own music.

But as much as quotes like that (along with everything else that he does that isn't music-related) make me want to hate his songs, I just can't. I have to admit that Kanye probably is one of the most absolutely talented musicians alive today.
 
2012-07-15 12:12:31 PM

LewDux: [greenobles.com image 412x390][www.beethoven.ws image 330x426]


lol
 
2012-07-15 12:20:13 PM

Yukon Cornelius: That quote itself is a great example of what he's saying in the first half. Only a flawed human being would say that about his own music.

But as much as quotes like that (along with everything else that he does that isn't music-related) make me want to hate his songs, I just can't. I have to admit that Kanye probably is one of the most absolutely talented musicians alive today.


You must not listen to much music...

/he's bottom of the barrel on his BEST day
//even for a pop act
 
2012-07-15 12:28:14 PM

ZeroCorpse: It's one thing to take many samples (at most, a few seconds from other sources) and arrange them into something new


Link

/Better than anything West has "created."
 
2012-07-15 12:41:36 PM
Haters. Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is pure brilliance. Only song within spitting distance is Call Me Maybe.

/suck dicks
 
2012-07-15 12:42:31 PM

PsyLord: How


I don't know, ask John/Paul
 
2012-07-15 01:05:24 PM
Ah Kanye, World's Champion of Douche Baggary and Asshattery, the biggest reason I'll never go to another Bonnaroo.

Kanye wouldn't go on until he was the only act or something. The promoters shiat Phil Lesh down early, basically killing any thread on integrity the festival had left. Then his royal highness took about 3 hours to actually begin. It was farking stupid, plus the sun was coming up and none of the effects worked.

In the words of Robert Randolph, Fark Kanye West.
 
2012-07-15 01:06:31 PM

McTruckin: Ah Kanye, World's Champion of Douche Baggary and Asshattery, the biggest reason I'll never go to another Bonnaroo.

Kanye wouldn't go on until he was the only act or something. The promoters shiat shut Phil Lesh down early, basically killing any thread on integrity the festival had left. Then his royal highness took about 3 hours to actually begin. It was farking stupid, plus the sun was coming up and none of the effects worked.

In the words of Robert Randolph, Fark Kanye West.

 
2012-07-15 01:06:53 PM
I think Kanye is a pretty egotistical dick. That being said I also enjoy the hell out of a lot of his music. For all the people crying about him "ripping off" other peoples music at least rappers admit to it. There are a shiat ton of "legitimate" artists who have massively famous songs that were rip offs of little known songs from bands that you never heard of.
 
2012-07-15 01:17:03 PM
Say what you will his book seems funny as hell for all the wrong reasons.
 
kab
2012-07-15 01:19:06 PM
Nothing says "I'm a hack" quite like bragging about your own skill level. Do continue...
 
2012-07-15 01:28:31 PM
Can we get a douchebag tag? Use it on any reality star, over-indulged asswipe, or most importantly, the Dutch.
 
2012-07-15 02:16:10 PM
Yeah, he's a douche. Still, haters gonna hate - the guy produces absolutely unforgettable songs. Everyone here is grumbling about this stuff, but in 30 years when they put on Flashing Lights or Monster or Diamonds at your class reunion, you're gonna get down with it.

It's not exactly Beethoven's 5th, but it's about as good as pop gets.

/that said, Lupe Fiasco has 10X his lyrical flow and skill
//everyone biatching about samples really doesn't understand how it works
 
2012-07-15 02:53:36 PM

ElMariachi: //everyone biatching about samples really doesn't understand how it works


Then please explain it to the unwashed masses.
 
2012-07-15 03:41:16 PM

ElMariachi: Yeah, he's a douche. Still, haters gonna hate - the guy produces absolutely unforgettable songs. Everyone here is grumbling about this stuff, but in 30 years when they put on Flashing Lights or Monster or Diamonds at your class reunion, you're gonna get down with it.

It's not exactly Beethoven's 5th, but it's about as good as pop gets.

/that said, Lupe Fiasco has 10X his lyrical flow and skill
//everyone biatching about samples really doesn't understand how it works


News flash!

The music you listened to when you graduate high school will always be remembered as unforgettable and wonderfull examples of the era. It's called nostalgia. The rest of us fondly remember the music of our era, even the stuff we considered shiat at the time. It doesn't make it better for the rest of us though.
 
2012-07-15 03:46:05 PM

ElMariachi: Yeah, he's a douche. Still, haters gonna hate - the guy produces absolutely unforgettable songs. Everyone here is grumbling about this stuff, but in 30 years when they put on Flashing Lights or Monster or Diamonds at your class reunion, you're gonna get down with it.


The same way you can now buy Mr. Bubbles shirts, or how GI Joe recently became a movie.

In 30 years, same then as it is now, it will be a tribute to how stupid we were when we were younger.
 
2012-07-15 03:57:07 PM
Crap-Hopper with a girls name.

Want to see him walk thru a crowd during a Taylor Swift concert:

"Daddy, there's that man who was mean to Taylor Swift....shoot him"
 
2012-07-15 04:06:02 PM
As much as he is wrong, he didn't say what the article's headline claims he said. One could easily conclude that he believes he's an excellent pop act, and to beat that you have to turn to the great composers. If you note the dearth of great composers in the last 30 years, you might even find this plausible if you ignore the fact that there have been lots of amazing composers since Beethoven.

He's still wrong; better modern modern music writers exist, but the musical universe of star pop acts is small. If he's only comparing himself to Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, then he has a point.
 
2012-07-15 04:45:06 PM

Yukon Cornelius: That quote itself is a great example of what he's saying in the first half. Only a flawed human being would say that about his own music.

But as much as quotes like that (along with everything else that he does that isn't music-related) make me want to hate his songs, I just can't. I have to admit that Kanye probably is one of the most absolutely talented musicians alive today.


You really need to get out more.
 
2012-07-15 04:49:11 PM
This seems very appropriate.
 
2012-07-15 04:50:34 PM
This seems very appropriate.*

*Now with 100% more link
 
2012-07-15 04:52:08 PM
The guy is absolutely a giant douche.

That being said, I really did enjoy My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. One of my favorite albums of last year.
 
2012-07-15 04:56:34 PM

ElMariachi: Yeah, he's a douche. Still, haters gonna hate - the guy produces absolutely unforgettable songs. Everyone here is grumbling about this stuff, but in 30 years when they put on Flashing Lights or Monster or Diamonds at your class reunion, you're gonna get down with it.

It's not exactly Beethoven's 5th, but it's about as good as pop gets.

/that said, Lupe Fiasco has 10X his lyrical flow and skill
//everyone biatching about samples really doesn't understand how it works


So then I'll put him right beside Sir Mix-A-Lot and Baby's Got Back.

/your memorable but not really great songs that will trigger high school reunion nostalgia is not really special
 
2012-07-15 06:02:56 PM
I would be a fan if he wasn't such a douche, he's probably the best producer of this era, a hipster RZA if you will. His rapping still sucks though.
 
2012-07-15 06:06:58 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHa! No. Him and the Kardashion whore deserve eachother.
 
2012-07-15 06:37:56 PM

Honest Bender: ZeroCorpse: It's one thing to take many samples (at most, a few seconds from other sources) and arrange them into something new

Link

/Better than anything West has "created."


You don't hear many things that sample "Magic Key" by One-T + Cool-T.
 
2012-07-15 06:51:47 PM

Ed Finnerty: This seems very appropriate.*

*Now with 100% more link


100% of 0 is still 0
 
Displayed 50 of 65 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report