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(Buzzfeed)   Is Kanye West an egomaniac narcissist or is he this generation's Langston Hughes?   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 122
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2013-06-28 01:25:45 PM  
He's a douchebag.
 
2013-06-28 01:31:22 PM  
He is a very talented musician.
 
2013-06-28 01:38:00 PM  

vernonFL: He is a very talented musician.


:blinks:
 
2013-06-28 01:45:19 PM  
and? and?????
 
2013-06-28 01:47:17 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: :blinks:


well done! please keep us posted on your progress
 
2013-06-28 01:53:12 PM  
"We wasn't supposed to make it past 25 / Joke's on you, we still alive / Throw your hands up in the sky / And say we don't care what people say." If you chalk up his "we don't care what people say" attitude to simply his ego, then you have missed the point entirely. This isn't about ego; this is about boldly asserting yourself in a world that is not meant for you. This is a vanity that is rooted in bringing the community up with you. To the ire of some who are so wrapped up in the anxiety of respectability, the message he gives the kids (in front of all these white folks who are listening to his music!) is not to be modest but to unapologetically laugh in the face of a world that does not care about them. The joke's on you, white America. We made it, and we don't even have the decency to be grateful. We're laughing. We dare to laugh.

Uhh, aren't this dude's parents college professors?

It's truly amazing that this guy was able to rise up out of his Brooks Brothers tassel loafers and become the man he is today. Who knows what tragedy might have befallen him had things turned out differently. He might be sunning himself on the deck of a small sloop off the coast of Nantucket right now instead of a yacht off the coast of St. Bart's.
 
2013-06-28 01:55:07 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: vernonFL: He is a very talented musician.

:blinks:


i105.photobucket.com
I'm really happy you blinked, and I'mma let you finish, but winking is the greatest facial expression of all time.  Of All Time!!!
 
2013-06-28 01:56:59 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Uhh, aren't this dude's parents college professors?

It's truly amazing that this guy was able to rise up out of his Brooks Brothers tassel loafers and become the man he is today. Who knows what tragedy might have befallen him had things turned out differently. He might be sunning himself on the deck of a small sloop off the coast of Nantucket right now instead of a yacht off the coast of St. Bart's.


by most accounts he grew up middle class with his divorced mom in an inner suburb of chicago. and no-one buys shoes from brooks brothers, come on.
 
2013-06-28 02:01:44 PM  

thomps: no-one buys shoes from brooks brothers, come on.


I wouldn't know. I grew up dirt poor so the international hip hop stardom I've attained is completely inspirational, my rhymes authentic.
 
2013-06-28 02:02:50 PM  
Yeah, I'm going with douchebag.
 
2013-06-28 02:03:06 PM  
Who?
 
2013-06-28 02:03:24 PM  

thomps: TheDumbBlonde: :blinks:

well done! please keep us posted on your progress


When this goes live I am gonna [FUNNY] the ever lovin' shiat out of this.
 
2013-06-28 02:09:31 PM  
He's a very talented douchebag, and Yeezus is a fantastic album.
 
2013-06-28 02:10:02 PM  
The first one
 
2013-06-28 02:16:28 PM  
Hero tag + Featured partner = fail
 
2013-06-28 02:20:31 PM  
Subby, I don't want you to take this personally, because I am sure you are really a very nice person:  But I hope someday very soon you are kicked in the crotch real, real, hard for this headline.

Comparing that not talent ass close to Langston Hughes...kicked in the nuts so hard your children feel it.
 
2013-06-28 02:30:06 PM  
For one thing, Langston Hughes dressed better:

userserve-ak.last.fm

img2.timeinc.net
 
2013-06-28 02:43:38 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: For one thing, Langston Hughes dressed better:

[userserve-ak.last.fm image 298x432]

[img2.timeinc.net image 612x380]


Well yeah. Langston was blessed with "fashion sense".

IfyouknowwhatImeanandIthinkyoudo.
 
2013-06-28 03:00:55 PM  

vernonFL: He is a very talented musician rock star.


Fixed that for you.
 
2013-06-28 03:01:45 PM  
Has he surgically separated himself from Jay-Z's ass?

Then maybe.
 
2013-06-28 03:02:11 PM  
Kanye West is boring. If you like Kanye West, it is because you are a very square young person.
 
2013-06-28 03:02:30 PM  

gilgigamesh: DjangoStonereaver: For one thing, Langston Hughes dressed better:

[userserve-ak.last.fm image 298x432]

[img2.timeinc.net image 612x380]

Well yeah. Langston was blessed with "fashion sense".

IfyouknowwhatImeanandIthinkyoudo.


NTTAWWT.

But, he was no Marcus Garvey:

www.matemwevillas.com
 
2013-06-28 03:05:38 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: But, he was no Marcus Garvey:


What the fark is Keenan Thompson wearing in that photo?
 
2013-06-28 03:08:22 PM  
Smart, millions of bucks, yadda yadda yadda.
 
2013-06-28 03:12:33 PM  
Closeted homosexual would be my guess.
 
2013-06-28 03:13:29 PM  
You know what? I REALLY like this picture:
s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2013-06-28 03:13:58 PM  
Call me when Kanye West writes anything a tenth as good as "The Weary Blues."
 
2013-06-28 03:16:07 PM  

Atomic Spunk: You know what? I REALLY like this picture:
[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x661]


That linen suit has seen better days but I can't really say I'm all that mad about it.
 
2013-06-28 03:16:27 PM  
The first two paragraphs of Langston Hughes' wiki bio are more interesting than Kanye West. The kind of origin story Marvel Comics starts with.
 
2013-06-28 03:17:29 PM  

Bslim: Closeted homosexual would be my guess.


Nah, he's not a rapeublican.  Nor a douchebag.  A women doesn't need to take a shower after using a douchebag.  This cocksnorfler is more akin to the patient zero of the blue waffle plague
 
2013-06-28 03:18:00 PM  
Whatever he is he comes off as too douchey for me to bother to find out.
His marriage didn't help.
 
2013-06-28 03:19:22 PM  
Ugh. If anyone actually read the article, it boiled down to "Kayne West's unchecked arrogance is the fault of the white man."

So, you know, add that to the list too.

Fun Fact: Did you know that before white people came along, human beings could breathe under water and bags of oreos never ran out!
 
2013-06-28 03:19:28 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Whatever he is he comes off as too douchey for me to bother to find out.
His marriage didn't help.


Uh, if he married her. I've no idea.
 
2013-06-28 03:21:55 PM  

bluorangefyre: He's a douchebag.


I second this notion.
 
2013-06-28 03:21:58 PM  
Yeah, going with douchebag.
 
2013-06-28 03:24:01 PM  
Langston Hughes was not a gay fish.  So I'm going with (c) douchebag.
 
2013-06-28 03:25:49 PM  

WhoIsWillo: DjangoStonereaver: But, he was no Marcus Garvey:

What the fark is Keenan Thompson wearing in that photo?


That was his uniform as "The Provisional President of Africa", since he was one of the most prominent
proponents of the "Back to Africa" movement in the mid century.

A fascinating figure, to be sure.
 
2013-06-28 03:26:37 PM  
I think douchebag pretty much covers it.
 
2013-06-28 03:27:06 PM  

Ennuipoet: Subby, I don't want you to take this personally, because I am sure you are really a very nice person:  But I hope someday very soon you are kicked in the crotch real, real, hard for this headline.

Comparing that not talent ass close to Langston Hughes...kicked in the nuts so hard your children feel it.


Wow. Someone beat me to it.
But THIS!!!

Mr Hughes should come back from the grave and personally kick you, subby, and that shaithead Kanye or what ever his real name is right in the nuts.
In fact, I would hope Dick Gregory would, as he is still alive.
 
2013-06-28 03:29:34 PM  
Came for the "Why not both?" little girl, leaving disappointed...
 
2013-06-28 03:30:51 PM  
egomaniac narcissist

That was easy. What's the next question?
 
2013-06-28 03:31:09 PM  

wildcardjack: The first two paragraphs of Langston Hughes' wiki bio are more interesting than Kanye West. The kind of origin story Marvel Comics starts with.


I never really believed the part about him gaining his skills after getting bit by a radioactive Zora Neale Hurston.
 
2013-06-28 03:33:04 PM  

FrancoFile: Langston Hughes was not a gay fish.  So I'm going with (c) douchebag.


Does Langston at least get partial credit?
 
2013-06-28 03:35:27 PM  
Why does he keep wearing baggy rubber clothes? Is that a thing with other people or is this guy trying to start a thing, or did someone tell him it's a thing but was fooling him into looking like a very overweight gimp?
 
2013-06-28 03:36:53 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: That was his uniform as "The Provisional President of Africa", since he was one of the most prominent
proponents of the "Back to Africa" movement in the mid century.


I had actually read about him before, but never seen a photo and thought he looked a lot like Keenan.
 
2013-06-28 03:39:10 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Came for the "Why not both?" little girl, leaving disappointed...


Also thought that
 
2013-06-28 03:40:26 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Bslim: Closeted homosexual would be my guess.

Nah, he's not a rapeublican.  Nor a douchebag.  A women doesn't need to take a shower after using a douchebag.  This cocksnorfler is more akin to the patient zero of the blue waffle plague


Learned a new word today.
 
2013-06-28 03:41:28 PM  
Jimmy Fallon is a better musician.
 
2013-06-28 03:42:25 PM  
Yes, let's compare the guy who wrote  The Crisis

To this...

Can't a young n-BONG get money anymore?
Tell PETA my mink is draggin' on the floor
Can I have a bad biatch wit'out no flaws
Come to meet me wit'out no drawers?

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-06-28 03:44:05 PM  

mjohnson71: vernonFL: He is a very talented musician rock star.

Fixed that for you.


The term "rock star" denotes a certain level of dangerous unwillingness to be a "safe" part of society, to be a vehicle of chaos, hardcore nihilism, free-reign art and  excess.

It'd be tough to find anyone LESS like that than Kanye.
 
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