Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Kanye West is Way Cool

The same way Jesus was Way Cool... except not.

Read the lyrics. It's something else, if not slightly sacrilegious.

His latest single is great social commentary on the diamond trade in West Africa, something you would not expect from a genre of music coined the term bling. If you haven't heard it yet, listen to the song Jesus Walks. I think it's uplifting, and it's actually credible music. Chirstian rappers such as KJ-52 and Southpaw aren't taken very serriously- one took shots at Eminem and the other took Sir Mix a Lot's classic and made it into something completely out of context. And as much as I like Nas, his music video in which he portrays the passion of Christ got a couple people offended. Kanye West does neither and he does it well.

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