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#1 lakerfool

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 07:52 AM

Kanye West says he's 'voice of this generation'
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(AP) In this Sept. 26, 2007 file photo, Rapper Kanye West arrives at the "Us Weekly Hot Hollywood 2007"...
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LONDON (AP) - Kanye West is to music what Michael Jordan was to basketball - at least that's what West thinks, in his humble estimation.

"I realize that my place and position in history is that I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice," he said in an interview on Wednesday. "It's me settling into that position of just really accepting that it's one thing to say you want to do it and it's another thing to really end up being like Michael Jordan."

The Grammy-winning rapper-producer said Justin Timberlake had a chance to be music's MVP, but hasn't put out enough material. (Timberlake's last album was in 2006, while West released a CD last year and is releasing his latest - "808s and Heartbreak" - on Nov. 24.)

"There were people who had the potential to do it but they went on vacation, so when Justin went on vacation I made albums," he said. "And it just came out to be that."

West, 31, said life has been difficult since his mother's death. Donda West died last November after having plastic surgery.

"I'm just going through balancing that. And I always used to have that support system, you know. My mom would be there; no matter what, she was there before everything," he said. "We were together for like 30 years. And you know now when I'm on that stage and I look out and I say, 'What am I going to do with the rest of my life?' Like when does a real life start?' Because I have sacrificed real life to be a celebrity and to give this art to people, which is great. It is great that I was able to do that, I'm not trying to shun that in any way, but it's definitely a Catch-22 and it's bittersweet."



LOL! Sure Kanye.

Voice of our generation? All he raps about his how nice his clothes are and how rich he is. How can that be our voice when most young people are poor? Rofl.

Remember, this is a man who paid somebody $500,000 to paint a portrait none other than Kanye himself.

These rappers are all douche bags.
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Posted November 14, 2008 - 09:03 AM

Kanye claims alot of things...

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 09:07 AM

Dude thinks he should be in a new version of the bible.

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 09:10 AM

Like a lot of his music, but don't care for him as a person. I mean, when he talks and stuff, it's just.... :rock: :hyper:

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 09:53 AM

People take everything he says way too seriously.

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 10:59 AM

Does Bush still hate blacks?

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 11:52 AM

Does Bush still hate blacks?


"The comment Kanye made was damn near right / but Bush hate poor people, be they black or white"




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Posted November 14, 2008 - 12:14 PM

Kanye claims alot of things...

:rock:


haha, EXACT words i came in here to post after reading the thread title

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 02:59 PM

Is in the pocket like wallets, I got the bounce like hydrolics
I can't call it, I got the swerve like alcoholics
My freshman year I was going through hell, a problem
Still I, built up the nerve to drop my *** up outta college

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 03:00 PM

Is in the pocket like wallets, I got the bounce like hydrolics
I can't call it, I got the swerve like alcoholics
My freshman year I was going through hell, a problem
Still I, built up the nerve to drop my *** up outta college

i love that.

dope song

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 05:30 PM

Is in the pocket like wallets, I got the bounce like hydrolics
I can't call it, I got the swerve like alcoholics
My freshman year I was going through hell, a problem
Still I, built up the nerve to drop my *** up outta college


i agree, dope song, but i'm pretty sure he said "i was goin through hella problems"

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 05:31 PM

[expletive] Kanye. All he does is cry and [expletive] about everything. He should focus on making good music because his new album is garbage.

The voice of our generation.

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 05:58 PM

[expletive] Kanye. All he does is cry and [expletive] about everything. He should focus on making good music because his new album is garbage.

The voice of our generation.

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DEFINITELY the voice of my generation...it is a little depressing listening to what kids have on the radio these days

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 10:16 PM

LOL! Sure Kanye.

Voice of our generation? All he raps about his how nice his clothes are and how rich he is. How can that be our voice when most young people are poor? Rofl.

Remember, this is a man who paid somebody $500,000 to paint a portrait none other than Kanye himself.

These rappers are all douche bags.

:lol: Dont talk about things you dont know. I aint even a Kanye fan but he doesnt rap about clothes and how rich he is in the majority of his songs. You are just a hater, you obviously havent heard anything from Kanye.

I bet if Kanye was asian you wouldnt even make this topic, you would be on his nuts

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Posted November 15, 2008 - 12:51 AM

he doesnt rap about clothes and how rich he is in the majority of his songs. You are just a hater, you obviously havent heard anything from Kanye.


Sarcasm or not, those are the exact remarks that were racing through my mind.

Listen to his music (especially his more recent tracks) before you criticize it with a demeanor like that, please.
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Posted November 15, 2008 - 02:59 AM

Do you guys know who has the real "voice of our generation"? The voice that at any part of any song, you know exactly who it is. The voice that is so different from anyone else's that all people love. The man who doesn't care about money, all he cares about is the fans. The most electrifying live vocalist of all time. Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam.

Name one singer from this generation that brings as much energy as Eddie through meaningful lyrics and going nuts on-stage.



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Posted November 15, 2008 - 07:26 AM

Kanye. Needs. Help. Fast. Now. Right this instant.

Tired of this guy claiming a bunch of bs but oh well let him be. More and more people will just find him to be a total jerkoff. His music is still good, but he needs a serious attitude and personality adjustment.

And I believe everyone has their own different view of who's the voice of the generation. If we all agreed on one artist/group to be the voice of our generation, then that means we all like the same genre of music, meaning there's only one genre of music existing. Some may say Tupac Shakur is the voice of our generation, but not everyone in our generation likes rap. There's rock, pop, country, etc. So..

That's my 2cents right there.

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Posted November 15, 2008 - 07:31 AM

By the way, didn't Ludacris claim the same thing two-three years ago?
Kurt Cobain - "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."

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Posted November 15, 2008 - 01:17 PM

[expletive] Kanye. All he does is cry and [expletive] about everything. He should focus on making good music because his new album is garbage.

The voice of our generation.

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Word on his crying

Double word on his new album... This album is garbage... Not even download worthy... CRAP!!!! :) :vic2: :hmm:
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