Like i said, if Will.i.am made this album you niggas would crucify and clown the living daylight out of him. It's Yeezy so everything is good now.lol
This just doesn't make any sense man. For starters, I don't see how - or more importantly why - will.i.am would make an album like this. I don't see him taking up issues of Black identity the same way as Kanye, flippin' Nina Simone and ironically juxtaposing the lyrics about black lynchings with lyrics about the modern failings of superficial black relationships, or drawing on 80s Chicago house as a musical touchstone. It doesn't make sense for will.i.am to make an album like this. It just doesn't fit in his musical lane and personality, aside from some of the dance-beat touches.
Secondly, if will.i.am made this album, it would still be good, but it's also true that it wouldn't be as good. I wouldn't crucify him for it, but there's no way an album like this coming from will.i.am could mean the same thing as it does for Kanye West at this point in his career. But that's no blind prejudice against will.i.am. He's been making whack music for years, but if he put out an album out like this, I'd give him his props, plain and simple. Just the same, if will.i.am sat down and produced My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, good kid, m.A.A.d city, or Control System, I'd have to give the man some respect, musically. But don't you see how ridiculous that sounds? He would never make any of those albums. It just wouldn't make sense for him too. And if he did, it just wouldn't mean the same thing. He didn't go through those experiences that inform these albums. The lyrical content would be inauthentic, devoid of its connection to the artist, and made completely irrelevant. Those albums just ain't him.