Sorry, But Kanye Is the GOAT

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9) Kanye's an asshole

So was Picasso. So was Ty Cobb. So is Jay-Z for that matter. (That was a not nice thing he said at the Grammys about The-Dream's hat.) It's something of a given that anyone driven to celebrity is going to be arrogant and confused. But it's one thing to be an asshole and it's another to have a sense of self-awareness, which believe it or not Kanye possesses. After Lil Wayne drew a more-enthusiastic crowd response at Summer Jam 2008 (despite performing "Pussy Monster" on guitar), Kanye acknowledged that he'd been one-upped, and vowed to come back with something bigger and better. And he did. Even if Watch the Throne the album wasn't too special, Watch the Throne the tour was pretty unstoppable.

Oh, and if anyone is still upset that he interrupted Taylor Swift, or about the George W. Bush hates black people thing, or if anyone doubts his love for Kim Kardashian and their baby -- you're an asshole yourself.

10) Nas/Rakim/Immortal Technique is the GOAT

It's nice to have a lane, and it's even nicer to drive faster and straighter in your lane than anyone else. But being the GOAT is not about doing one thing really, really well. It's about being the best artist, it's about confronting one's fears and weaknesses, expanding one's sound, and reinventing oneself time and time again. It's the Kanye West playbook, and we are all lucky to be around while he's in his prime.

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28 comments
johnnyawf
johnnyawf

How dare you say that about "The Love Below"

And how about some local music coverage? Is Kanye coming to town or something?

kennedyk84
kennedyk84

Boris pic at the top. WHERE THEY BELONG.

kennedyk84
kennedyk84

Boris pic at the top. WHERE THEY BELONG.

kennedyk84
kennedyk84

Boris pic at the top. WHERE THEY BELONG.

kennedyk84
kennedyk84

Boris pic at the top. WHERE THEY BELONG.

kennedyk84
kennedyk84

Boris pic at the top. WHERE THEY BELONG.

Savage Sun
Savage Sun

He has his audience, but no one relevant at Ground Zero, or in any other circle I'm a part of is even considering KW to be the GOAT. A goat..? Maybe, but not THE GOAT. As a matter of fact, there are too many aspects that must be taken into account to give that title to one artist. Who cares, everyone will have their opinion, but I'm not buyin' it for a moment.

philipweaver.ingram
philipweaver.ingram

Kanye West is an artist with a capital A, true. The whole GOAT argument is irrelevant and purely subjective. But as an article and more specifically an article which claims to voice some expertise in critiquing music, this is WOAT. Weakest of All Time.

Dennis Fleming
Dennis Fleming

And all this time I thought Sylvia was the goat.

Josh Crull
Josh Crull

1. share this article 2. ??????? 3. PROFIT

Adam Hardebeck
Adam Hardebeck

I don't even listen to a lot of rap, but this is pure bullshit

Bryan Berger
Bryan Berger

What in the entire fuck did you smoke? Bath salts?

Adam Murphy
Adam Murphy

get the EFFF out of here with that nonsense ......if it wasnt for Tef poe doing his blog i swear RFT would be 100% bs when comes to cover hip hop/rap ......yall need to stick to bands

pwalgamott
pwalgamott

GOAT has plenty to do with rapping ability, not that he's bad. But there are plenty better. And considering the quality of "hip-hop" these days I think it's blasphemy to consider someone an artist who will collaborate and produce for anybody willing to pay him is an embarrassment to 30+ years of real talent and innovation. Under no circumstances does he crack the top 10, maybe even top 20.

pwalgamott
pwalgamott

GOAT has plenty to do with rapping ability, not that he's bad. But there are plenty better. And considering the quality of "hip-hop" these days I think it's blasphemy to consider someone an artist who will collaborate and produce for anybody willing to pay him is an embarrassment to 30+ years of real talent and innovation. Under no circumstances does he crack the top 10, maybe even top 20.

Matthew Sawicki
Matthew Sawicki

hahaha, definitely not. where would he be without Jon Brion?

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