Tuesday, September 11, 2007

VMA Aftermath

So that's the video that almost made me want to download "The Graduation" rather than rushing out to Best Buy and coppin' it after a 12 hour work day. Like seriously, its that serious? I understand you put your heart and soul into your music/videos/everything you do, but at a certain point, you sort of have to realize "it is what it is" and keep it moving, not lose sleep over a VMA.

Child like temper tantrum cd, let's be honest: "Can't Tell Me Nothing" was the anthem. The daft punk sampling "Stronger" killed it, and dont get me started on the video. Getting the legendary Takashi Murakami to draw the artwork for you cd is ridiculous. The "battle" for the top spot with 50 cent was a marketing masterpiece. All the pieces were in place prior to the cd dropping....

And after the first listen, I gotta say, the cd lived up to the hype. Even if Kanye's list of complaints about the VMA's is almost as long as the tracklist ;)

He did come to the rescue of Britney and her, um, performance. “They exploited Britney in helping to end her career,” “When Britney was opening, near the end, I felt so bad for her. I said, ‘Man, it’s a dirty game. This game will chew you up and spit you out.’

Last kanye bit of the day (ok fine, the week)... fav song thus far is shaping up to be "Everything I Am" : "Here we go again, people talkin shit but when shit hit the fan, everything I'm not made me everything I am".