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Maybe it’s fitting that Kanye West has taken the opportunity on his Yeezus tour to stump against his various oppressors, given his recent assertions, not that he is God, but that he is a God. Like Jesus cleansing Herod’s temple, Yeezy has railed against the paparazzi, the press and the music industry with equal fervor, preaching not for an embargo on merchandise so much as for his righteous cut of the pie. But even as a minor deity Mr. West exhibits Old Testament humorlessness and spite, most ... [Read more]
Think for a moment about the amount of the air that would remain in a room backstage after two of the most legendary egos in the history of hip hop had entered with their respective entourages in tow after performing a set where they sang "Ni**as in Paris," say, only 4 times. Now multiply that by 63 tour dates and you can understand why Jay Z and Kanye West may have publicly drifted away from each other in the aftermath of The Throne tour into separate projects. Having successfully navigated... [Read more]