I love when people write “opinions are my own” in their bios.
phew, close one! hey can I offer you a book deal for that scandal you just avoided? that one opinion you had almost sent your very important organization into utter tailspin. it was so edgy. almost too edgy! haha but that’s you, right? don’t even think about placing this one on standby, airline! looks who’s waltzin into town with some heated tweets! it’s ol @johnwayne! he’s got some choice words for some mistreated staff, I’ll tell ya! but just wait, because this fire is too hot for the attached employer! hope you brought some oven mitts! now get the hell outta here before you get an official hashtag, peasant!
This is the most important part of the GQ cover story on Kanye. I could give a watery dump to hear another sentence of Kanye trying to convince the world that his wife is some kind of savant. His musical process, though, is rather interesting.
They are referencing this backhanded compliment-filled interview that Rick Rubin gave to OkayPlayer. When the interview initially came out last year, I thought it was amazing that Yeezus — then being hailed as a some sort of minimalist achievement — probably took shape primarily due to poor planning and time restrictions rather than artistic vision. That the album art consisted of a slapped on red sticker was most likely a very ‘genius’ and ‘ground-breaking’ addition that some poor Def Jam intern came up with when they all realized that no one had been working on any cover art.
It’s interesting, too, that he dumped 3.5 hours worth of unintelligible crap in Rick Rubin’s lap and made it his problem. Hip-Hop owes so much to Rick’s work with Def Jam. It’s amazing to think that someone could be arrogant enough to put him through that and then still fail to find a way to compliment the man in this interview, especially for this question. You could see so many other artists saying something like “no, i mean, rick and i were working on this album for a long time and, yeah, it was tense! i think the fact that the vocals came together in two hours just speaks to how crazy this project was from the beginning.” Instead, he defends the notion that he wasn’t making up lyrics on the spot, something that directly refutes Rick’s comment. AND, according to the rest of Rick’s story, these songs came together in weeks. It’s pretty funny to think that Kanye claimed to be working on them for eight months. Can’t you just picture him, eight months earlier, being like “What? Nike won’t tell me when they plan to release MY shoe? Man, I’m gonna make a song called New Slaves! And it’s gonna be like ‘New Slavesss - baaaah baaaaah’.”
But look, even if the man had everything prepared months ahead of time, it’s still pretty amazing to think that his vocals came together in two hours (or, as Rick said, more like an hour and 10 minutes). The album itself is 40 minutes, which means that Kanye essentially got to do about two takes of everything?
So anyways, please enjoy this very important ground-breaking achievement in log cabin minimalism:
It will probably lose the award for Best Log Cabin to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, because the world isn’t ‘ready for it.’
Sneaky ‘Better Call Saul' billboard spotted in Albuquerque | Vulture
And the phone number works! Vulture gave it a ring and recorded the Mrs. Doubtfire-esque outgoing message from Bob Odenkirk himself.
so damn excited for this.
"Siri, do we have enough money to send Kurt to college? …no… OK well Kurt the Marines is a great life experience."
GUYS I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING
That is so adorable.
And so the cycle begins anew.
when kids weren’t posting on tumblr.
'yeah babe, and this is where i would be all like wikky wikky waaaa'
'LOL bae u play 2 much'
Sex Tape in theaters July 18
I wonder how much they paid to promote this low res image?