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February 02, 2005

Big Bank Kanye tops weird, anonymous critics poll

Accompanied by the poll results is a rather lengthy essay on why Kanye deserves to be slapped. Here's a tast for your reading pleasure:

Bol Guevara, field marshal of the Mindset Army, runs one of the all-time Haterade-drinking websites. Not content with bashing the hell out of rap albums (check out some of his remarkable reviews while you're there) he's constructed a parallel weblog devoted to a campaign to deny Kanye West the Grammy award for "Jesus Walks". If you're as pissed at A Guy Called West as Bol is -- not that this is possible -- there's a petition you can sign, too. It's anybody's guess where he intends to send it.     

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But the complaint against West -- one that is echoed on plenty of other websites, too -- isn't a legal one, or even an aesthetic one. It's a moral charge. Bol and the members of his Army think Kanye West is an asshole; a guy unworthy of carrying the mantle of rap culture. West, who has a reputation for being incredibly arrogant in interviews, regularly says things that imply that he's mastered hip-hop utterly, transcended it, achieved the status of an all-time performer. I don't have any problem with rappers using ghostwriters, but it's fair to ask why somebody so sure of his own classic status needs to purchase verses. Beyond that, the idea that hip-hop can or ought to be transcended is deeply bothersome to those of us who lovehip-hop. I'm not a rapper, and I'm principally involved in an indie rock subculture. To somebody like Bol who lives and breathes hip-hop, Kanye West's attitude is bound to be infuriating.

Feel free to read the rest of it here.

Posted by Bol at 04:17 AM | Permalink

Comments

you're a fucking loser there, buddy. Just because Kanye has a little thing we like to call talent, doesn't mean you have to act like a fucking idiot. Kanye is the best thing to grace the world of rap, and if you can't see that, someone should punch you.

an enraged Kanye fan,
Karlie

Posted by: karlie | Feb 2, 2005 5:02:21 PM

fucksake man is this a haters site
leave dude alone just because kanye
is killin the game u all think u can
have a pop at him get a fuckin life
people.......

one love...............

Posted by: willo | Feb 4, 2005 4:00:13 PM

> Kanye has a little thing we like to call talent

what is "talent" code for? "money"?

Posted by: djxplicit | Feb 5, 2005 12:23:04 PM

Karlie is right. Your just jealous cause you don't have as much moeny or talent as he does. If you want to cry to your mommy about it go ahead. But don't try to start some loser ban wagon on a man who is the bomb. Kanye is my hommie and so is Jesus. But your just a piece of CRAP.

Posted by: Chuck | Feb 17, 2005 9:27:16 PM

KANYE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ITS SO GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


"If your lucky enough to play the game of life, remember every moment." Kanye West after he won at the 2005 Grammys

Posted by: Chuck | Feb 17, 2005 9:34:12 PM

I like Kanye. That's why I got a bootleg copy of his album. The music has definitely revolutionized the way I look at hip-hop. However his cocky attitude reminds me of a woman during menopause. It's like he has sand up his ass and he can't get rid of it, so he takes it out on everyone. what a bitch.

Posted by: David | Feb 25, 2005 12:29:20 AM

first of all i would like to say the person that made this website is a fucking idiot for thinking jonny carson's body should be removed from the earth WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT ABOUT.then for dissin my man kanye west.kanye is a smart intelligent man who don't need to steal ryhmes or beats from nobody. and i love his style of dress everybody aint gotta be no gangsta shit half these rappers in the game aint gangsta's just wanna be's. but kanye is the first one to come out and say he aint no gangsta he aint been shot or shot nobody else.he don't lie in his raps and he rap about stuff that that matters on levels that u obviously can't reach.I love him cause he don't talk about bendin a bitch over and fuckin her in the ass or slappin some hoe around.ya'll mutha fuckas is crazy though if ya'll think any other way

p.s
thats why he won bithces

Posted by: whitney | Apr 8, 2005 9:34:44 AM

that kid who wrote that shit doesnt know what hes talking about. he said the new danger was album of the year

altho if he supports kanye-slapping, then all hope is not lost. nhjic

Posted by: djxplicit | May 17, 2005 11:13:03 PM

Uh yeah Kanye West is the first rapper who doesn't pretend to be a gansta. Because Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Q-Tip, Public Enemy, Common, De La Soul, Jurassic 5, Pharcyde etc don't actually exist.

Posted by: Joey Narcotic | Jun 17, 2005 4:37:50 AM

lol at joey narcotic!

Posted by: Monique A. Williams | Jul 15, 2005 8:49:12 AM

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