Last weekend Kanye West performed in London and made yet another rant you could only feel from his soul. While he went on about plenty of things, it was one comment in particular that really caught alot of fans off guard, “I got love for Hov, but I ain’t fucking with that Suit & Tie.”
Minutes after the the rant went viral, fans were torn questioning how Yeezus Christ could diss Jay Z. It seems that while Kanye West has been impregnating and frolicking the exotic streets of Brazil with Kim Kardashian, Jay Z has found himself a new wing man. With Jay Z making a guest appearance on Justin Timberlake’s comeback single ‘Suit & Tie,’ fans would love to paint the picture of an upset Yeezy. This is not the case.
Kanye West is not dissing Jay Z, how could he? Kanye West is looking at ‘Big Brother’ Hov with a how could you expression on his face. When I first saw Twitter explode after the release of Justin Timberlake’s comeback song featuring Jay Z, I went in not knowing what to expect. I enjoyed the song, was glad to see Timberland back to producing HIT records, but really questioned where Jay Z fit on this record. The feature for Jay Z almost seemed counter productive after all of the noise that him and Kanye West made as the collective, The Throne, after dropping their album Watch the Thone.
Watch the Throne is one of the hardest sounding, bubble gum stomping, ignorant luxury commercially successful albums to drop in the past few years. After that album dropping, many Hip Hop fans including myself were grateful for The Throne bringing a new Hip Hop sound to a mainstream level. After dropping Watch the Throne, Kanye West and his G.O.O.D Music comrades have unleashed some of the most heavy bassed, grittiest Hip Hop records of 2012 with ‘I Don’t Like (Remix),”Mercy,’ and even boasted how the ‘Yeezy jumped over the Jumpman’ on ‘New God Flow.’ Kanye has clearly kept the majority of his features and affiliations within the Hip Hop realm. While many lovers of music could appreciate the collaboration between Timberlake and Hov, I don’t even think Kanye actually dislikes the song. Let’s face it, the song is well produced, well written and well performed. My problem with the record is for Hip Hop, and everything that Hov and Ye built as collective, these is a complete step in the opposite direction. The only thing this could be equated to is The Throne preparing to commit a homicide and Jay Z backs out as Kanye is running through the door.
The Throne boycotted the Grammy’s but who ended up on the stage that night? You don’t hear me tho’. -wn?