Kanye season has arrived and by the looks of it, it is going to be a long, illustrious reign for the misunderstood rapper.
The buzz surrounding his every move is deafening. And with his promise to release a new song every Friday until Christmas, music fans are rejoicing.
Case in point: New York Magazine’s artistic take on Kanye entering the tweet world. Even Kanye himself, appreciated the illustrator Frank Stockton poking a little fun at the rapper. “Ok this shit is really accurate woooooow,” Kanye tweeted.
The first offering from Kanye West’s Good Fridays featured a track with Jay-Z, Rick Ross and the hottest (both literally and lyrically) female rapper currently in the game – the Trinidadian-born, Queens-raised Nicki Minaj. It is six minutes long and appropriately named Monster.
Almost immediately after posting the song, Kanye added another post which should thrill hip-hop fans all over the world – the announcement of a Kanye West collaboration album with Jay-Z.
“Me and Jay bout to drop a 5-song album called ‘Watch the Throne’,” Kanye tweeted.
As for a meeting last week between Kanye and the former hip-hop giant Suge Knight, which revolved around Knight getting shot at a 2005 Kanye West party, there was still no resolution. AP is reporting the case will go to trial.
Needless to say, the hype Kanye is receiving is well-deserved. The tracks we have heard so far are superb and his marketing is air-tight. Though his last album received mixed reviews and a little confusion over his sudden style-switch, I think everyone is excited now that he has returned to his roots.
The newly-released track is sick and if we are going to have Good Fridays until Christmas, then Kanye season ought to be quite a merry one.