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(Slate)   For 2013, Kanye West had the "most influential year of any pop musician in history." A few things this gets wrong: 1) Kanye isn't influential; 2) Kanye isn't a musician; 3) The Beatles and Stones would like to have a word with you   (slate.com) divider line 28
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2013-12-23 09:39:11 AM  
7 votes:
Say what you want about Kanye, but he is a talented musician and producer.
2013-12-23 10:16:44 AM  
4 votes:
Doesn't he hang around with hobbits?
2013-12-23 12:20:24 PM  
3 votes:

homarjr: sure haven't: Subby, that headline is a HOTY candidate. Love it, good job.

Kanye has two good songs: Jesus Walks, and Golddigger. And Jamie Foxx more makes golddigger as fun as it is.

Other than that, yeah he's a pretty big clown.

Off the top of my head....

We Don't Care
All Falls Down
Get 'Em High
Through the Wire
Family Business
Last Call
Heard 'Em Say
Touch the Sky
Diamonds from Sierra Leone
Hey Mama
Stronger
Good Life
Flashing Lights
The Glory
Homecoming
Heartless
Power
All of the Lights
Blame Game

Kanye might be a clown, but he has a ton of good songs.

/Haters gonna hate


GTFO!

/I do not mind your taste in music as that is "YOUR" Taste, but the word 'hater" needs to farking end!

For the rest of you.

31.media.tumblr.com
2013-12-23 11:54:48 AM  
2 votes:

vernonFL: Say what you want about Kanye, but he is a talented musician and producer.


I was gonna say that he was not a talented musician or producer though.
2013-12-23 11:39:00 AM  
2 votes:

vernonFL: Say what you want about Kanye, but he is a talented musician and producer.


While that may be true, his asshole personality completely overshadows it.
2013-12-23 11:19:47 AM  
2 votes:
This is the God's Honest Truth:  I do not know the title of, melody or words to, a single one of his songs.

Now, I'm a shut-in and generally not a pop fan..  but I can name / hear in my head some Bieber songs or the like.

The man is a tool.
2013-12-23 11:03:14 AM  
2 votes:

homarjr: Kanye might be a clown, but he has a ton of good songs.

I wanna fark you hard on the sink
After that, give you something to drink
Step back, can't get spunk on the mink



He's a bard, really.
2013-12-23 11:01:58 AM  
2 votes:
Kim Kardashian reacts to Subby's blasphemy

static.comicvine.com
2013-12-23 10:48:08 AM  
2 votes:

sure haven't: Kanye has two good songs: Jesus Walks, and Golddigger.


Not seeing it.

www.vinylsurrender.com
2013-12-23 10:18:34 AM  
2 votes:
For 2013, Kanye West had the "most influential year of any pop musician in history OF ALL TIME."

FTFY
kab
2013-12-24 01:30:47 AM  
1 votes:
FTFA:

"Musically it was a revelation, a work of bruising and savage beauty-seething, incendiary, new."

www.rigsofrods.com
2013-12-23 10:32:10 PM  
1 votes:
scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net
2013-12-23 06:32:20 PM  
1 votes:
Kanye West...  Which one is he?
Is he the one that changes his name every year, or the one who pees on jailbait girls?
Or wears the big clock around his neck?
2013-12-23 03:46:40 PM  
1 votes:

homarjr: 3) Sampling is an art, and not an easy one to be good at


oi40.tinypic.com
2013-12-23 01:40:03 PM  
1 votes:

homarjr: NicktheSmoker: homarjr: sure haven't: Subby, that headline is a HOTY candidate. Love it, good job.

Kanye has two good songs: Jesus Walks, and Golddigger. And Jamie Foxx more makes golddigger as fun as it is.

Other than that, yeah he's a pretty big clown.

Off the top of my head....

We Don't Care
All Falls Down
Get 'Em High
Through the Wire
Family Business
Last Call
Heard 'Em Say
Touch the Sky
Diamonds from Sierra Leone
Hey Mama
Stronger
Good Life
Flashing Lights
The Glory
Homecoming
Heartless
Power
All of the Lights
Blame Game

Kanye might be a clown, but he has a ton of good songs.

/Haters gonna hate

I think you and I have a very different interpretation of the meaning of the word "good".

Hang on, you're telling me that people can have different taste in music???

THE HORROR


Yes, and yours is terrible.
2013-12-23 01:12:05 PM  
1 votes:

vernonFL: Say what you want about Kanye, but he is a talented musician and producer attention whore and self promoter.

FTFY

2013-12-23 01:11:04 PM  
1 votes:
Yeezus was the 37th top selling album of 2013. 37th.  Below "Blurred Lines".  "Bound 2" was the only song that entered the popular culture.  The gay rumors, KimYe, baby North West, and the ridiculous interviews and concert act as a savior is the what I know about Kanye, and it's NOT influential.  It's TMZ/People magazine crap.  Jennifer Aniston's haircut had more influence in it's day.  (and comparing himself to Jesus?  Does he know they literally have 2Pac performing and he's been dead for 15 years?  Now that's a resurrection!)

Timberlake's 20/20 Experience was far more influential this year putting Justin and Jay-Z above Kanye.

Hell, Adele's "21" is STILL outselling "Yeezus" and it was released TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO.  She's had a huge influence on music - or at least what labels will promote.
2013-12-23 12:17:42 PM  
1 votes:
~~(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻.

Kanye is not giving credit where it is due. It is the autotune that is "most influential person in Pop Music" I mean everyone today uses it and gives it no credit. fark You all.

Also the most influential band/person has to be Elvis or the Beatles. In pop music, Madonna. Everyone tried to copy her.
2013-12-23 11:54:11 AM  
1 votes:

vernonFL: Say what you want about Kanye, but he is a talented musician and producer.


Those are two things I would not say about Kanye.  He is a talented attention whore and douchebag, though.
2013-12-23 11:48:31 AM  
1 votes:
homarjr:

Off the top of my head....

We Don't Care
All Falls Down
Get 'Em High
Through the Wire
Family Business
Last Call
Heard 'Em Say
Touch the Sky
Diamonds from Sierra Leone
Hey Mama
Stronger
Good Life
Flashing Lights
The Glory
Homecoming
Heartless
Power
All of the Lights
Blame Game

Kanye might be a clown, but he has a ton of good songs.

/Haters gonna hate


He wrote Heartless?  I love that one!

♫ Heartless, heartless,
Never, never out of control
Heartless, heartless
Ya keep on sinnin'
In the name of a-rock and roll ♫

www.concertblast.com
2013-12-23 11:41:07 AM  
1 votes:
If you have to tell people someone is fast, he isn't.
2013-12-23 11:38:32 AM  
1 votes:
If you have to tell people someone is influential, he isn't.
2013-12-23 10:46:18 AM  
1 votes:
Hey look it's this thread again
2013-12-23 10:33:31 AM  
1 votes:
Is doing something that generates lots of mockery considered the same as being "influential?
If so, I think Miley wins again, Kanye.
2013-12-23 10:20:05 AM  
1 votes:

oldernell: Doesn't he hang around with hobbits?


That episode is one of the best "South Park" episodes i've seen in a LONG time!
2013-12-23 10:10:33 AM  
1 votes:

Gonz: ELVIS YOU DOLT!


The musicians' strike of 1942-44 you dolt!

Long story short: musicians had a union back then. Big bands go on strike, preventing radio stations from playing songs with instruments in them. Record companies and radio stations get around it by signing bands led by vocalists who didn't need instruments, with Frank Sinatra leading the way.

Kind of a bad play by the union there.
2013-12-23 10:09:31 AM  
1 votes:
Hey that video with him and Kim influenced a lot of parody videos. So there is that.
2013-12-23 09:39:57 AM  
1 votes:
ELVIS YOU DOLT!
 
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