This video is ridiculous. Everyone has been going crazy over Kanye’s new video for “Monster,” but in my opinion, I feel like he’s trying to be like Lady Gaga with the new video (featuring dead women and sorts). It’s too weird. Lady Gaga was able to pull it off in the “Paparazzi” video because she’s already weird. You can’t “pretend” to be weird. At least the video has Jay-Z looking classy as usual and Nicki Minaj being her typical crazy self.
Sorry Kanye. Points go to the Sesame Street crew for getting it together better than you. Two thumbs up to The Galaxy World Video team for creating this wonderfulness.
Click the video below — you don’t want to miss Miss Piggy portraying Nicki Minaj.
In an effort to put his name back in the spotlight but to also shed some light on some artists that might not be familiar to many, Kanye West has been releasing collaborations every Friday until Christmas. I actually think that this is a pretty great idea. I’m not a huge Kanye fan, but I’ll admit — I’ve been looking for his new tracks every Friday. I haven’t been too crazy about the songs released thus far (even the one that has Kid Cudi included on the track). I feel like the songs are doing too much and take away from the potential that they could have had. However, the track releasted this Friday gives me some hope.
Kanye released “Lost in the World” this past Friday which features Bon Iver’s “Woods.” I had this song two years ago and didn’t really know what to think of it. Bon Iver has such a unique voice and doesn’t need to use auto-tune for his voice at all. “Woods” has this creepy feeling to it which I liked when I initially heard it. I haven’t heard it for awhile until I listened to Kanye’s newly leaked song “Lost in the World” yesterday. Honestly, I’m ecstatic that Kanye was able to take this song and completely transform it to a danceable hip hop song. “Woods” came out around the same time Kanye released “Heartless” two years ago, and I remember thinking: “Kanye would have loved to have this song.”
Well. Looks like I was right.
I’ve put Bon Iver’s original “Woods” along with Kanye’s new track that features the song so you can take a peek at both and decide which one you like more. For additional measure, I also put an additional Bon Iver song (“Flume”) which I particular love. Peter Gabriel did a cover of the song earlier this year which made me fall in love with the song once again:
Bon Iver – Woods by greentea
Kanye West – Lost In The World feat Bon Iver by JayAura
Bon Iver – Flume by firarland
Peter Gabriel — Flume by henriquemillan
I just found out that Fiona Apple will be releasing a new album this spring. I never was a big Fiona Apple fan until I met Bret. Bret wasn’t a Fiona Apple fan either. However, during our first year together back in 2005, Bret and I ran across the music video for Fiona Apple’s “Not About Love.” I can’t even begin to tell you how many times Bret and I watched that video/listened to that song. For those who haven’t seen the video, Zach Galifianakis is in it (!!!). Looking back, I should have appreciated Fiona’s attention to greatness. Fast forward five years later and good ol’ Zach is the man. I’m pretty excited to see his new movie with Robertey Jr.
In celebration of Fiona’s upcoming album, I will leave you with “Not About Love” along with a video our buddy Jay found during our Zach-obsessed days (also a true classic — actually laughing from the video as I type). So much randomness… So perfect.
Kanye is back.
Admittedly, I watched the MTV VMAs on Sunday in hopes that something great and amazing would happen just like last year (i.e. Lady Gaga hanging with blood, Kanye West stepping on stage and interrupting Taylor, Pink performing crazy stunts from the ceiling). However, this year was a complete dud, and Chelsea Handler was a TERRIBLE host.
Taylor took the stage addressing last year’s incident through a song she wrote called “Innocent.” In an effort not to be singled-out, Kanye performed a song called “Runaway” that I actually don’t completely despise, and the more I listen to it, the more I like it. As much as I really can’t stand him, I was starting to miss his music just a little bit.
Here’s a toast to Kanye for coming back.
Kanye West featuring Pusha T – Runaway (CDQ) by Hypetrak
And just for old times sake, I’ll direct you to http://kanyegate.tumblr.com/ so you can enjoy some more Kanye fun.