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Kanye West

Behind Kanye’s Mask

I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things.

Then.

But has that instinct led you astray? Like the Taylor Swift interruption at the MTV Video Music Awards, things like that.

It’s only led me to complete awesomeness at all times. It’s only led me to awesome truth and awesomeness. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. That’s all it is.

So no regrets?

I don’t have one regret.

Do you believe in the concept of regret?

If anyone’s reading this waiting for some type of full-on, flat apology for anything, they should just stop reading right now.

But that is something that you apologized for.

Yeah, I think that I have like, faltered, you know, as a human. My message isn’t perfectly defined. I have, as a human being, fallen to peer pressure.

So that was a situation in which you gave in to peer pressure to apologize?

Yeah.

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This is the artwork for Kanye’s new track, “Theraflu”, in which he says “Tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor”. Then:

When PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals) learned of ’Ye’s defiant lyrics, the animal rights group lashed into him with scathing words of their own.
“What’s draggin’ on the floor is Kanye’s reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings,” said PETA’s Senior Vice President Dan Mathews in a statement sent to XXLMag.com. “He’s a great musician but doesn’t seem to have the fashion sense to design anything more than caveman costumes. We keep hoping that one day he’ll find his heart and join evolved style icons—including Russell Simmons, Pink, and Natalie Portman—who have dropped animal skins.”

Literally everyone has gone insane.

This is the artwork for Kanye’s new track, “Theraflu”, in which he says “Tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor”. Then:

When PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals) learned of ’Ye’s defiant lyrics, the animal rights group lashed into him with scathing words of their own.

“What’s draggin’ on the floor is Kanye’s reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings,” said PETA’s Senior Vice President Dan Mathews in a statement sent to XXLMag.com. “He’s a great musician but doesn’t seem to have the fashion sense to design anything more than caveman costumes. We keep hoping that one day he’ll find his heart and join evolved style icons—including Russell Simmons, Pink, and Natalie Portman—who have dropped animal skins.”

Literally everyone has gone insane.

The Grammys vs. MusicGrid.me

2012 was our first Grammy Awards (launched beta in June 2011, out of beta in November). Since these are considered to be, somewhat, the Holy Grail of popular music, we can all agree that many (not all) of the artists that take a golden phonograph home made quality, accessible music. So, seeing as how MusicGrid.me is designed to serve as a conduit of critiques and approvals by you and  your friends, we thought it would be interesting to compare what The Recording Academy said with what you said.

Adele’s “21”

The Grammys: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album

MusicGrid.me Rating: 5/5 

User Review:  Heather Mason gives it: 5/5

One of the only albums that I can listen to straight through without skipping a single song. Each one is my “favorite” throughout the day. And the best part is that “Rolling In The Deep” isn’t even the best song on the album. You’ll never regret listening to Adele.

Bon Iver’s “Bon Iver”

The Grammys: Best Alternative Album, Best New Artist

MusicGrid.me Rating: 4/5

User ReviewKat Chen gives it: 3/5

Although this album was initially a little hard to get used to (I’m such a diehard “For Emma, Forever Ago” gal), upon repeat listenings it marks the evolution of a sound that Justin Vernon and company have worked hard to create. Each song is so intricate and layered and beautiful, and I find something new and lovely and moving about it with each play.

Foo Fighters’s “Wasting Light”

The Grammys: Best Rock Album, Best Rock Performance, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, Best Rock Song

MusicGrid.me Rating: 4/5

User ReviewDrew Dockery gives it: 5/5

It’s like the Foo Fighter’s cranked it up to 11, what’s not to like?

The Civil Wars’s “Barton Hollow”

The Grammys: Best Folk Album, Best Country Duo/Group Performance

MusicGrid.me Rating: 5/5

User Review: Joey Schrichte gives it: 5/5

Great duet. Very solid album if you are into mellow folk.

Jay-Z & Kenya West’s “Watch the Throne”

The Grammys: Best Rap Performance (“Otis”)

MusicGrid.me Rating: 4/5

User ReviewMike Coleman gives it: 5/5

Love the album and the production. Many people are sleeping on this album, but it will definitely grow on you. Hopefully they will continue to collaborate and create another album. Definitely the best Hip Hop album of the year, and may enter top 15 of all time.

Turns out, MusicGrid.me’s pretty good at helping you find great music! Read some reviews, discover new music, and be a part of rating music socially; there’s so much great music being put out, and we know you don’t wanna miss a thing.

gdolboys:

NO ONE KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS, BUT IT’S PROVOCATIVE

This might be the best thing to come out of this record.

We blame George W. Bush for Kanye West’s accidental stage dive.