to be honest I think he’s incredibly insecure and he’s dealt with some shitty situations over his life and career (like we all have) that have strengthened his confidence in sharpening his message… even if right now it is leaning toward the shallow end of the Evangelical pool. I respect that he’s able to pour himself all in like that. For real, “Jesus is King” is a pretty solid record. Not his best but… So many great parts. as a studio producer I think he’s crazy talented and innovative. he has a good ear. the whole Yeezus “I am a God” thing is part of the performance art, part of the show, and I think that goes with this whole newly devout Christian thing too.
I’ve watched him and his musical output grow over two and a half decades in really interesting ways.
Does he say stupid fucking things sometimes? Yes. But his twitter also has some pretty profound and psychedelic head-trip blurbs too, same with his rhymes, even if they’re often criticized as “bad rap”. Meh.
People forget to shut out the noise and listen to the music. That’s my point.
Totally understand why he’d not be on your radar, the problem is all these philistines who diss him without a shred of beef to back it up other than drive-by radio gossip. it’s not just him that it happens with… so many other spotlighted artists whose music gets shit on because of some dumb tweet or they shaved their head then drove a car with their baby on their lap. there’s so much noise everywhere all the time people sometimes forget to put the USA Today down and actually listen to the music.
yep same goes for joel and sonny.