Three Good Reasons to Admire Kanye West


Almost every month, I witness Facebook hatred aimed at Kanye West, most of it about something he said or allegedly said.

Yet, I still admire Mr. West. These are three reasons why you should too.

1. Kanye’s music does what it supposed to do. I don’t care how Kanye makes his music. Keyboard? Sampler? An actual instrument? I don’t give a shit. If it entertains, the music succeeds. Kanye’s album sales and awards prove this.

For those who doubt Kanye’s talent, try his production style and see if it works for you. If it doesn’t work for you, it may prove the only thing you’re really good at is talking shit about other people, especially ones making more money than you.

Some people may accuse me of being manipulated by Big Corporate Media. Oh, go fuck yourselves. Save that conspiracy theory for white Australian women rapping in a Southern African-American dialect. Then, we can discuss Big Corporate Media manipulating people into buying shitty music.

As for now, I’m sticking with the claim Kanye produces good music.

2. Kanye married a beautiful woman with a nice booty. I can see the hate now. So many people see themselves above Kim Kardashian. As for her porn video? For the hatred aimed at Mrs. West, I don’t remember the same amount of hatred aimed at the famous girlfriends or wives of rock stars, women who also recorded porn videos with their other halves.

Also, was it the Kardashians’ fault people were willing to watch (as of this writing) eleven seasons of their reality show? Producers of that show saw the dollar signs and grabbed them. Don’t blame the Kardashians for a successful reality series. Blame the people who want to keep up with the Kardashians.

All that aside, Kim Kardashian is a beautiful woman with a nice onion booty, my kind of trophy lady.

3. Kanye’s words contain truth. I credit this reason to my buddy Rick Morrow. After Beck won the 2015 Grammy for Best Album, Kanye held the audacity to speak his mind. Hell, he even walked onstage as if he was going to take Beck’s award. Then, during an interview, he criticized Beck’s winning.

Defending his winning the award, folks called Beck a true artist. Because you know, Beck writes his own music and plays instruments. That’s cool. Still, folks refused admitting the hard cold truth about Beck’s award winning album Morning Phase.

It sucks.

The album is full of boring music attempting a late sixties and early seventies rock sound. But you know, Beck is a true artist.

Kayne saw right through the horse manure and called it out. He said the Grammys was playing with artists. He was right. Why nominate Beyonce for Best Album when there was no way in hell she was going to win? According to “experts” on Facebook, Beyonce lost because she doesn’t play instruments or write her own  music. So, why nominate her in the first place? Why play with artists like that? (For those of you saying Beyonce isn’t an artist, go drink your hater juice somewhere else. Also, she does write her own music.)

At that moment, Kanye brought up a subject many people walk away from. Like my buddy Rick Morrow said, the small truth in Kanye’s words is what pisses some people off the most about him. During Grammy 2015, his words hinted at racism. A talented black woman released an album loved by many, but she was passed over for a white guy’s mediocre album. This is what pissed folks off about Kanye’s Grammy actions. He touched on a truth many folks refused to see. But you know, Beck is a true artist.

This wasn’t the first time Kanye called out the truth. During Hurricane Katrina, he said President Bush didn’t like black people. Folks freaked out. Yet, Kanye was right. During Hurricane Katrina, a disaster affecting predominately black New Orleans, Bush took his sweet time responding.

No matter how crazy Kanye comes across, I gotta give it up to a person who speaks the truth.

So, these are my three reasons for admiring Kanye West.  Those who don’t like it can lick my ass.