That decision was close to being locked in, till Kanye West spoke on his own defense. Many think that his latest episode maybe a lure to sell more albums. It maybe, but one has to think on the fact that Kanye has been in the spotlight for years and knows how to work the crowd. Take, for example, any and all Yeezy clothing. He is a marketing genius and he does have a great ear for music which has become clear after the release of Ye vs. The People.
The delegation might have to rethink the decision of drafting.
Accounting for all the factors leading to Kanye being a number 3 seed in the cultural draft, one must understand Kanye mindset to understand Kanye himself. His blow up with Sway, his marriage to Kim, and his fall out with Jay are all events that have been seen and turned away from, but it wasn’t until his recent episode. This is when the internet started to apply the pressure on Kanye.
You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don't agree with everything anyone does. That's what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
Thank you Kanye, very cool! https://t.co/vRIC87M21X
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2018
I imagine there's some comfort in imagining a future without racism and projecting that onto the present. Thinking if we just deny the truth, it doesn't exist. If history is erased, we don't have to deal with its consequences. However…
— John Legend (@johnlegend) April 25, 2018
So, they’re streaming music in The Sunken Place?? That’s got Be where the audience @kanyewest is courting is gonna buy that new release!#shallwesavehim#hedon’twannabesaved
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) April 26, 2018
— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) April 25, 2018
Hitler was dope! A real free thinker! Please RT! My album drops in July!!!
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) April 25, 2018
Me deleting Kanye’s music and making more room for all the new artists who deserve platforms out here. pic.twitter.com/Zsf4fCUBwx
— Quinta (@quintabrunson) April 25, 2018
With that being mentioned, Ye vs. The People is Kanye elaborating on his feeling. T.I., without his extensive vernacular, is speaking for the people. The people being all who have criticized Kanye after the release of his Instagram post donning the popularized “Make America Great Again” hat. Linking people to the belief that Kanye West himself is a Trump supporter and has succumb to the effects of the sunken place.
we got love pic.twitter.com/Edk0WGscp6
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
Kanye, who although has been controversial throughout the duration of his career, has lost a large following but stirred up a larger uproar. After hearing Kanye rap the lyric, “I know Obama was heaven-sent / But ever since Trump won, it proved that I could be president.”
It became evident that Kanye may have be grounded with what is actually going on in the real world.
His lyrics push for change. While in T.I’s rebuttal, for which he has a hearty one, he addresses a host of problems on the effects of Kanye being Pro-Trump. He also addresses the root of Kanye’s most controversial photo by mentioning “f*** what you choose as your political party. You representin’ dudes who seem crude and cold-hearted,”
Everything that has been said before was addressed as if Kanye was actually speaking to the people. All in all, Kanye basically explains how there can not be change if people are stuck at a stand still on their ways. Most Kanye stans will say that Kanye is on another level, people just need to understand what he’s talking about, and you need a certain type of mindset to understand what he’s talking about. It’s clear that Kanye has a different agenda. He understands what the culture is, how he got to where he is, and how he isn’t turning his back on the culture.
It’s understandable that Kanye is moving towards a definite change after saying “Like a gang truce, the first Blood to shake the Crip’s hand I know everybody emotional is it better if I rap about crack? Huh? ‘Cause it’s cultural?
I’m not sure if I’m looking too deep into it, but you can be the judge in dissecting the lyrics. Because of all his his latest antics, people have come to the conclusion that Kanye has changed completely.
In all reality, the times and rap have changed, Kanye has not.
Kanye recently announced a seven track album, which will be released June 1.
Ye vs. The People is now on Apple Music.