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I love Kanye and am not ashamed to admit it.  However, I have spent hours upon days thinking about this and still have yet to come to a conclusion: is this picture cool or not? Methinks it is, but mehave also been studying for the bar exam for the past 3 weeks straight and am currently brain-f’ed.  Any help would be appreciated, though I fully expect any and all comments in response to this posting to be spam.


The new single, “Love Lockdown,” is set to hit iTunes “any minute now,” and rumor has it that this announcement conveniently coinciding with Kanye’s performance to close the VMA’s on Sunday is no accident and that we’ll probably hear it for the first time that night.  Yes, I am gay for Kanye; I don’t care.

UPDATE [9/10]: As so boldly predicted by Blogbdon, Ye’ closed out the VMA’s on Sunday evening with “Love Lockdown,” the first single off of his upcoming album and a song he has since called his “favorite song 2 date.”  More importantly, the aforementioned new Kanye album, entitled “808′s & Heartbreak,” is set to drop on December 16th.  Here is a video of the dope-ass performance (that I can’t get to center on the page for some reason):

Speaking of being gay for Kanye, he released yet another single off of “Graduation” and, thus, another insane video to go alone with it.  This song (“Good Morning”) has always been, in my opinion, the best song on the album, but this video really takes it to another level.  Enjoy:

Just a few weeks ago I posted a final-exams-limited offering entitled “Jonah Hill Day.” In it, I posted a video of Yeezy playing Connect 4 with Mr. Hill to which I had taken a particular liking because of a song Kanye plays in the background. At the time I mentioned that:

“the song Kanye puts on in the background is maybe the best song ever, and you’re probably wondering what it is. It’s his own remix of Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop,” and it’s sick as hell. I’ll try to get an illegal link to it soon.”

Well, “soon” apparently meant 25 days because I have obtained said promised illegal link.   The song in the background was Lil’ Wayne’s remix to “Lollipop” featuring Kanye West, and, as predicted, it is the best song ever. So please enjoy your new favorite song (click the play button to listen or just trust me and click the title to download):

Lil’ Wayne – “Lollipop” (Remix feat. Kanye West)

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EDITOR’S NOTE: You are not hearing things; always the advocate of practicing safe sex, Weezy does, indeed, utter the following insane lines:

“Safe sex is great sex, better wear a latex, cuz you don’t want that late text, like that ‘I think I’m late’ text.”

Just nasty.

Simon’s New Favorite Song

I’ve also decided to introduce a new section this week entitled “Simon’s New Favorite Song,” wherein I project what will be Simon’s favorite song in a few months, after it has already debuted, peaked and subsequently fallen off the Billboard Top 100. This week’s song is only a snippet because, apparently, the online rap stealers have failed to obtain the entire version thus far. But it is otherwise obvious that this will almost definitely eventually be a “Simon Jam.”

Akon – “Clap Again” (snippet)

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Reviews of Kanye’s “Glow in the Dark Tour” have trickled out in the two weeks since it kicked off, and they have, almost unanimously, been nothing short of phenomenal (I say “almost” because Sacramentoans were upset over a little snafu on Kanye’s part…crybabies). Here are some snippets from the reviews:

  1. The L.A. Times review:

    A show that carries [Kanye's] braggadocio into the realm of myth itself, Glow in the Dark raises the bar for arena tours as no show has since U2′s 1992 Zoo TV breakthrough. It’s that innovative and galvanizing.

  2. Entertainment Weekly review:

    Eschewing hip-hop’s buddy system, West is his stage’s sole visible human, and he’s become a riveting soliloquist. Crouching on one knee, broken up, during ”Hey Mama” — or pacing like a prizefighter during every other number — he gets you caught up in his journey to the center of the id and pulls off something rare: an intimate spectacle.

    UPDATE: So it seems as though Kanye may have disagreed with my assessment of Entertainment Weekly’s review of the tour; today he posted an entry on his blog entitled “FUCK ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY I’M SICK OF YALL SHIT!!!,” where he, um, criticized the magazine’s staff for their “B+” review of the tour:

    You know what, fuck you and the whole fucking staff!!! I know I shouldn’t dignify this with a comment, but the reviewer threw a jab at all the artists. I just wanna know when was the last time you enjoyed yourself. If you can’t have fun and lose yourself at this tour it’s a good chance you’re a very miserable person. I actually feel sorry for you guys. Your job forces you to not have fun anymore. Grab a drink, holla at some nice girls, and party bitch!! You don’t know shit about passion and art. You’ll never gain credibility at this rate. You’re fucking trash! I make art. You can’t rate this. I’m a real person. I’m not a pop star. I don’t care about anything but making great art. Never come 2 one of my shows ever again, you’re not invited and if you see me…BOW!! This is not pop, it’s pop art!

    So I guess we should forget about #2 on this list.

  3. The Seattle Times review:

    It was a magnificent, thrilling, uplifting, sensory experience, unlike any other pop concert before it. West has rethought the whole idea of live performance, from the staging to the lighting to the overall message. He took the excited, involved, constantly moving young crowd on an out-of-this-world journey, to Planet Kanye and back.

Kanye and his Glow in the Dark Tour will be at Madison Square Garden on May 13th, and I will be there if I have to sell a teste to get a ticket.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please let me know if you know anyone looking to trade tickets for teste(s).

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