Whatever route Kanye decides to take on his next solo LP, all I want is that real shit back. This isn’t to say he’s completely deviated from what turned him into a pop-star and cultural ambassador. His ability to craft enjoyable, long-lasting music remains at an echelon higher than a great majority of his contemporaries. The Throne was cool. Dark Fantasy still earns play. Yet and still, give me that real shit back from ‘Ye.
The music that made you feel like Mama Donda’s pride and joy was grabbing your life by the horns and providing it a soundtrack. The music that’d made ‘Ye’s life resemble an open book with a never-ending amount of chapters. Rap is, indeed, better with Kanye in fold. But rap is much better off and progressive when he abandons everything media-driven and affords us the man who helped give Hip-Hop its soul back following the turn of the century. Case in point, “Bittersweet.”
Kanye West Ft. John Mayer & Keyshia Cole – “Bittersweet”