WHAT ARE OUR EXPECTATIONS FOR KANYE WEST GOING FORWARD?

buttuh_bbuttuh_b Posts: 11,625 ✭✭✭✭✭
Ok now that he's in his situation with a child on the way, focusing on reality TV, etc.. what type of music can we expect out of Kanye? After Cruel Summer was a major disappoint with everything other than New God Flow and Mercy being forgettable, what direction will Ye go in? In the past, we haven't been accustomed to Kanye putting out subpar material. Even on Watch The Throne with its huge single "Paris" everything seemed to be overly materialistic and uninspired minus "Murder to Excellence"..

Kanye has damn near abandoned what he was once known for, production. While his debut was full of substance and his sophomore album was an innovative musical masterpiece, lately he seems to have been following more trends than starting them with his attempt to rhyme of more trap inspired beats. Add all this to the fact that he's never actually been a good "rapper", it starts to feel like he gets looks more based on persona/legacy like his Uncle Otis.

One thing I always appreciated about Ye was he does what he wants. He brings people together you would never expect. From the mainstream to the underground. It was great to see Pusha T, RZA and Jay-Z all on the same track on his last album or Justin Bieber with Raekwon. But sometimes it seems like he's just doing the most. Especially after the death of his mother, he seems to be confused and out of control emotionally. Like this dude really got Kim Kardashian pregnant b. Seems like he's gonna be too busy dealing with a media circus rather than focus on music going forward. He put a nice versatile roster together with GOOD Music: Big Sean, Mos Def, Q-Tip, Pusha T, Tity Boi (I know it's not official), Common, etc.. but at times it feels like he doesn't fully utilize it and guide their projects.

In the future will we see the return of the Kanye we know who makes nothing but quality music or a watered-down media clown who doesn't take music serious enough?
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  • lamontbdclamontbdc Posts: 16,597 ✭✭✭✭✭
    he's always been materialistic maybe we need to accept the fact that college dropout Ye was an act and this is more of who he is. A materialistic media attention whore who tends to wear female clothing. With that said he drops dope ass music and i expect him to continue to do so. He does have a huge persona but he got that persona in part by dropping dope material.
    Solitary Soldier
  • Mr.LVMr.LV Posts: 9,519 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kanye's Sixth solo studio album is going to blow almost every album out of the water whether its Rap,Rock, Pop or country mark my words.
  • buttuh_bbuttuh_b Posts: 11,625 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2013
    Mr.LV wrote: »
    Kanye's Sixth solo studio album is going to blow almost every album out of the water whether its Rap,Rock, Pop or country mark my words.

    Based on what? The past two projects he's been a part of have been severely underwhelming.
    DMTxTHCD.D.S.
  • DarthRozayDarthRozay Posts: 18,168 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Depending on the sex of his kid, he's either going to raise his son into a martial arts champion so he can kick cons' son's ass, and if its a girl raise her to diss cons' son everytime they pass like "I know you want this but my daddy said you and your family aint shiiiit!"
    Already Home_17Disciplined InSightBDBIID
  • CJCJ Posts: 12,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I expect him to keep dropping classic albums to add to his collection.
  • CJCJ Posts: 12,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    buttuh_b wrote: »
    Mr.LV wrote: »
    Kanye's Sixth solo studio album is going to blow almost every album out of the water whether its Rap,Rock, Pop or country mark my words.

    Based on what? The past two projects he's been a part of have been severely underwhelming.

    So 2 "underwhelming" collaborative projects means he won't be the same Ye' solo?
  • Mr.LVMr.LV Posts: 9,519 ✭✭✭✭✭
    buttuh_b wrote: »
    Mr.LV wrote: »
    Kanye's Sixth solo studio album is going to blow almost every album out of the water whether its Rap,Rock, Pop or country mark my words.

    Based on what? The past two projects he's been a part of have been severely underwhelming.

    No You basing his last two efforts on one was a compilation album cruel summer and another was a group album Watch the throne.

    I'm basing off his last solo album My beautiful dark twisted fantasy which got pretty much universal acclaim on metacritic across the internet from music reviewers when he creates albums his albums tend to tower over a lot of artists projects in different genres with ease.
  • 32DaysOfInfiniti32DaysOfInfiniti Posts: 3,582 ✭✭✭✭✭
    After filling his the void that was his mother with a kid, maybe he'll start making music with substance again
    Dr.Chemix
  • buttuh_bbuttuh_b Posts: 11,625 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well wouldn't the last two projects he's been the leader of be a better indication of what musical direction he's going in than something that came out 3 years ago?

    Also people aren't taking into account personal factors in his life currently. Personally, I think Ye's only "classic" album is LR, which came out 8 years ago. So I'm not on the blind cosign Kanyeezy train.
    goldenja
  • CJCJ Posts: 12,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ye' released 808's then MBDTF he has no "direction" it changes every time so you can't predict it.

    That's why he's one of my favs his stuff is always different but the quality is still there.

    As for the personal the worst times in his life released 2 good albums one of em 5 mics(MBDTF)
    Jeremyiahest83
  • buttuh_bbuttuh_b Posts: 11,625 ✭✭✭✭✭
    CJ wrote: »
    Ye' released 808's then MBDTF he has no "direction" it changes every time so you can't predict it.

    That's why he's one of my favs his stuff is always different but the quality is still there.

    As for the personal the worst times in his life released 2 good albums one of em 5 mics(MBDTF)

    Right now isn't a "bad" time for him.
  • CJCJ Posts: 12,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What albums did he release during his good times?

    Exactly, doesn't change his solos are always good.
  • Mr.LVMr.LV Posts: 9,519 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So @buttuh_b what did you think of kanye west song "white dress" he dropped in October on the Man with the Iron fist soundtrack ?
    
    
  • buttuh_bbuttuh_b Posts: 11,625 ✭✭✭✭✭
    CJ wrote: »
    What albums did he release during his good times?

    Exactly, doesn't change his solos are always good.

    What I'm saying is he'll be distracted by all this corniness. I can't see how Kim Kardashian will influence him to make great music. Bitch is a bird.
  • mdotmdot Posts: 2,738 ✭✭✭✭✭
    His last two albums weren't that geeat to me. 808s I understand he wanted to go another direction just not my thing to be honest. His last album had some nice tracks really good overall but nothing memorable to me. Power was the stand out track for me and Runaway everything else was just solid.

    As for the future who knows with him you can't put your finger on what it will sound like.

  • buttuh_bbuttuh_b Posts: 11,625 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mr.LV wrote: »
    So @buttuh_b what did you think of kanye west song "white dress" he dropped in October on the Man with the Iron fist soundtrack ?
    
    

    One of the few Kanye songs I've liked over the past couple years.
    Already Home_17
  • CJCJ Posts: 12,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He's been too consistent for me to doubt him.
  • Mr.LVMr.LV Posts: 9,519 ✭✭✭✭✭
    buttuh_b wrote: »
    CJ wrote: »
    What albums did he release during his good times?

    Exactly, doesn't change his solos are always good.

    What I'm saying is he'll be distracted by all this corniness. I can't see how Kim Kardashian will influence him to make great music. Bitch is a bird.
    Supposedly kanye been smashing Kim kardashian when she was dating Reggie bush and that's was 3+ years ago and it hasn't effect his music in a negative way at all so that point is weak.
  • AggyAFAggyAF Y pree Worl boss fi wiPosts: 27,720 ✭✭✭✭✭
    His next album will flop and be absolute trash, he's falling off unfortunatedly, I'm a big fan GOODMusic will be a strong brand however since the artists are independent making good music without Ye
    buttuh_bMrCrookedLetterMr.LVCJAlready Home_17StoneColdMikey
  • scrapper1scrapper1 Posts: 2,298 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kanye wont be going anywhere no time soon. He nice on the mic, his production is stellar and he is very creative. He is the biggest rapper in the game currently..heck, hes the reason that Watch The Throne album had success. Just wish he backed away from that Kardashian circus a bit.. he bigger than that entire family, he dont need those shows they have. As long as he stays away from their brother that lives on his sisters couch, i guess..
  • buttuh_bbuttuh_b Posts: 11,625 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yall don't care that he doesn't even make his own beats any more?
  • P. TownP. Town Posts: 26,268 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That nigga gone start dressing like Cee-Lo 300 and make some weird ass music
  • Elzo69RenaissanceElzo69Renaissance the three of us know yet the shooter remains nameless DornePosts: 29,599 ✭✭✭✭✭
    hopefully he gets his soul back cuz im tired of hearing gibberish from him ex. Clique verse
    buttuh_b(Nope)
  • ShencotheMCShencotheMC KING Posts: 23,764 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I expect him to keep making good and envelope-pushing music. Whether he continues on his euro shit or takes it back to the soulfulness he showed on his first two albums. Doesn't really matter to me as long as he keeps dropping heat
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