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Old 09-28-2013, 11:30 AM   #106
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Kanye's lyrics make me giggle. They're constantly entertaining. And the music is insanely good. I will take lyrics that make me giggle over insipid tripe that's been vomited all over the radio for decades dressed up like something new because the 3 chords the band knows how to play are slightly changed and the melody goes up rather than down.
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As far as he goes as a lyricist, I'd check out "Family Business" or "Last Call" or "Gone" from his first two albums as tracks that best showcase the emotional content and playfulness that stretch over his body of work. I don't know what bellwether folks use to compare/judge lyrics, but for me the complexity of his backing beats and sampling are hard to judge as separate entities. Not that I'm against that level of dissection, hip-hop is the biggest musical genre I can think of where it's detrimental to remove the rhythm to judge the "words." They're inexorably linked.

Hell, lines like "Oh, I remember how we first met / Okay, I don't remember how we first met" in "Bound 2" or the "Nahnahnahnahnah-the fuck you sound" burst in "Drunk and Hot Girls" carry a fuck-all attitude and bravado that work part and parcel with the image that he cultivates. For a person who seems obtuse publicly, his work feels incredibly self-aware. Yeezy's constantly toying with the expectations one has of him as an artist or pop star in an astonishingly candid fashion.

That's my take at least. Haters beware.
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She say "Can you get my friends in the club?"
I say "Can you get my Benz in the club?"
If not, treat your friends like my Benz
Park they ass outside 'til the evening end
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What does that even mean?

And his ignorance in the difference between Romans and Greeks in one of his newer songs is inexcusable. As is his mispronunciation of Maybach
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What does that even mean?
Kanye wants his Mercedes Benz in the club with him. If he's not allowed this absurd request, he won't allow the girl's friends into the club either.
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:23 PM   #111
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Kanye wants his Mercedes Benz in the club with him. If he's not allowed this absurd request, he won't allow the girl's friends into the club either.
hahahaha. What a delightful explanation
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Ahhhhhhhh, put the pussy in a sarcophagus.
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Like old people pissin, it all depends oh
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And his ignorance in the difference between Romans and Greeks in one of his newer songs is inexcusable.
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I don't know what that means
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Kanye wants his Mercedes Benz in the club with him. If he's not allowed this absurd request, he won't allow the girl's friends into the club either.
Actually, it's a little more like Kanye does not want his girl's friends to go in the club with them. Therefore, he proposes an impossible compromise to his girl, which would result in her friends entering the club with them: They can come in if he can bring in his Mercedes Benz.
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I don't know what that means
There's this ridiculous theory going around that Kanye totally knew that the Spartans weren't Romans and that what he meant by keeping it 300 like the Romans was in reference to the Roman numeral CCC. Which, apparently stands for Cool, Calm and Collected.

You ask yourself, deep down which is more likely:

Kanye mistook the Spartans for Romans

Kanye hid a Roman Numberal-based abbreviation in his lyrics
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Actually, it's a little more like Kanye does not want his girl's friends to go in the club with them. Therefore, he proposes an impossible compromise to his girl, which would result in her friends entering the club with them: They can come in if he can bring in his Mercedes Benz.
If only RapGenius paid.
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I still require their help on the regular, though. I'll always be in their debt for explaining to me what was going on in the chorus to Wiz Khalifa's "Roll Up"
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I think this is my favorite entry on Rap Genius, though:

R. Kelly – Ignition (Remix) Lyrics | Rap Genius
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I hate that it isn't a complete entry. How am I supposed to know what he means by It's the freakin' weekend/Baby I'm about to have me some fun?
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