Lou Reed, now a gentle poet in his golden years, has high praise for Kanye West and his latest album, “Yeezus”. Lou Reed is great. I mean, in theory. He used to be great. He’s okay now. I would go to brunch with him. Here’s what he said about Kanye’s music, via ContactMusic.com. And there’s a lot of praise. Maybe this will finally lift Kanye’s low self-esteem.
There are moments of supreme beauty and greatness on this record, and then some of it is the same old shit. But the guy really, really, really is talented. He’s really trying to raise the bar. No one’s near doing what he’s doing, it’s not even on the same planet. There’s a lot going on there: horns, piano, bass, drums, electronic effects, all rhythmically matched – towards the end of the track ["Blood on the Leaves"], there’s now twice as much sonic material. But Kanye stays unmoved while this mountain of sound grows around him. Such an enormous amount of work went into making this album. Each track is like making a movie.
Very often, he’ll have this very monotonous section going and then, suddenly – ‘Bap! Bap! Bap! Bap!’ – he disrupts the whole thing and we’re on to something new that’s absolutely incredible. That’s architecture, that’s structure – this guy is seriously smart. He keeps unbalancing you. He’ll pile on all this sound and then suddenly pull it away, all the way to complete silence, and then there’s a scream or a beautiful melody, right there in your face. That’s what I call a sucker punch.
If you like sound, listen to what he’s giving you. Majestic and inspiring.
Seriously he said ALL OF THIS about Kanye. I ain’t mad, I love Kanye, I’m just surprised. Maybe he and Kanye will start hanging out now. Get some brunch. They can scowl together.
Mr. Reed was recently hospitalized for dehydration but he’s okay now.
Kanye West celebrated his first Father’s Day this year, and of course Kim Kardashian got him a gift that every dad wants: signed Apple mice (mouses?) signed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Erm… cool, I guess?
This is a pretty cool gift if you’re into technology, I guess. Kanye isn’t, really – he just thinks he’s the Steve Jobs of the music industry, if you remember that amazing New York Times profile.
“I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means,” he said in a recent interview with the New York Times. “I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump. I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it’s like when Biggie passed and Jay-Z was allowed to become Jay-Z.”
Yeah, okay, bro.
Rob Kardashian isn’t doing much with his life besides shedding some pounds in the hopes of getting an endorsement deal (most likely) and selling overpriced socks, so what better way to get a bit of the limelight than by sticking your nose in and offering commentary on something that really doesn’t involve you and no one cares about your opinion of? That’s right, Rob has lashed out at “haters” of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West‘s baby North West’s name. Prepare for some deep philosophical thought here, people.
From Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM show (because who else would interview him than the producer of his family’s reality show):
“When it comes to babies I like to give the person all their time with their significant other [to] let them enjoy their moment,” the Arthur George sock designer shares. “I’m happy the baby is healthy and my sister is healthy.”
However, although he’s giving them their space, Rob did have some advice for the new parents, especially when it comes to the little girl’s name.
“I told Kim and Kanye this: I’m like, ‘Yo, people are always going to talk whether it’s good or bad. There’s always going to be the haters, but do what you guys feel.’ Like, you know everyone’s going to say, ‘Oh, you’re coming up with some weird celebrity, crazy name.’ You know how it is.”
“[But] North West, it sounds cool! [And] North is the highest point, so it has a lot of meaning to it.”
Oh yeah, that name is rife with meaning (not). I actually don’t mind the name north. Combined with ‘West’, it gets a bit corny, but at the end of the day, it could be a whole lot worse. At least they didn’t name her Knorth, you know? Pick your battles.
Kanye West is someone’s father now, and while that might change a man’s life – or at least make him slightly more aware of his own behaviour – that certainly isn’t the case here. You may remember a sex tape featuring the rapper was being shopped around in September 2012, yeah? Turns out, he almost released it himself because… I don’t know, because he’s Kanye West and nothing he does makes sense.
From W Magazine:
Last year, when someone threatened to go public with a recording he’d made of himself and an unidentified woman in a hotel room, West was on the verge of releasing his own copy of it, to neutralize any threat of extortion. “For the most part, I’d rather people have one of those home videos than some of the paparazzi photos that get published,” he says. “At least I recorded the shit myself. That tape couldn’t have hurt me in any way if it came out—it could only have helped.” He finally decided against releasing it, but don’t be surprised if he changes his mind. “Now, I just do exactly what I want, whenever I want, how the fuck I want,” West says. “?‘Fuck you’ is my message.”
Well… isn’t that special? I’m sure his daughter will be super pleased about that. And his kid’s mother (although she’s hardly one to talk, I know). And erm, I don’t know that it would have hurt him if it was released, like he said, but not sure how it would have helped, either. Most of us have seen Kanye’s junk before, since those photos were EVERYWHERE at the time, and some of us (ME! ME!) nearly gagged. It hardly would have boosted record sales.
There was a collective LOL heard ’round the world when Kim Kardashian and Kanye West actually named their daughter North (that was our tipster’s info, so good to see they were reliable!), but the happy couple want you to hold the laughter and understand the deeper meaning here. That’s right, North West‘s name is a symbol… and not of nonsense.
According to TMZ, Kimye have said that they see the baby as the “North Star” and gave the best soundbite of the year when they apparently told friends the following:
“What’s north of north? Nothing.”
HAHA! Well, can’t argue with reason, I suppose?
A bonus to this story is that Kim has apparently been sending out batches of fake baby photos to her friends to see which of them are going to try to hawk the pics of North to the press first. CLEVER – almost TOO clever for a Kardashian, you might say. Hilariously, two people came forward to TMZ wanting to sell photos of the baby (which aren’t real). Here’s one of them, anyway:
Kanye West has taken a note from his true love’s wife and “put a ring on it”, because he’s apparently proposed to Kim Kardashian just a few days after she gave birth to their daughter, North West (still cracking up that that’s a thing). According to The Sun, Yeezus has yet to buy a proper engagement ring but gave her a $750k “black and tiger-stripe diamond ring” as a push present. Uh, ew?
New dad Kanye West asked Kim Kardashian to marry him just days after she gave birth to their first child.
The reality star has accepted his proposal and the pair are planning a wedding in Paris this September.
A source said: “Kanye wasted no money in making sure Kim had the best of everything while she’s in hospital.
“He has spent half a million on a ring as a push present and had it designed months ago in preparation.
“He’s even more in love with her now than ever and they can’t wait to get married.”
Well, that seems legit. I mean, just look at the happy couple above – they’re clearly so in love they can’t keep their eyes off each other, and Kanye is positively beaming with his adoration of her. Like, what even is this?
Of course Kim will be pleased that she’s walking down the aisle again since she’s desperate to be married, but she’ll come down with a bang when Kanye refuses to let her make another $10 million or whatever she made on the last one this time around. These two are THE WORST.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West named their baby North. It was a rumor and also a joke that they would do that, and I honestly didn’t think they would. But they did. North West. TMZ got this info from Cedars Sinai, the hospital where Kim gave birth. I picture them getting the info the way Alex and his droogs clubbed people with sticks in A Clockwork Orange.
Fun fact: North was Roger Ebert’s most hated movie.
Twitter is making so many puns right now. Even Voldemort got in on it by tweeting, “So I’m assuming that North West won’t be a One Direction fan?”