Y'all 'bout to turn shit up
I'm 'bout to tear shit down
This track is gonna get the public hype and intrigued with Kanye’s rawness — That’s real hiphop. When you like a track, you turn the volume up.. — Literally.
Kanye will rock the crowd with his virtuoso performance, it’s gonna be a Cruel Summer. He’ll break the state of affairs down to a science.
Ye is also criticizing the popularity of empty radio-ready music and the like, which have become the pathetic norm in hip-hop today. Kanye said he’s going to destroy this habit with his new “real” music..
…To tear down the current trend where “hiphop” that’s being played on the radio only talks about one thing: “turnin up”, or partying and getting fucked up. Ye' is out to stop all that bullshit and revive “real” hiphop.
This also refers to the minimalist tendencies of this album, compared with My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. There isn’t much grandiose, instead he’s stripped down his rap to its most basic properties and tore down what people expected of his music.
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