This entire next verse by Jay is him giving props to his wife, Beyoncé Knowles, and to other beautiful black women. I feel like he had some kissing up to do after this line
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These rappers also more commonly focus on emotional pain rather than traditional harder rap about drugs, money, and hoes.
Furthermore, rapper/singer T-Pain is known for his sing-song, heavily AutoTuned delivery. T–pain….track-pain. Get it?
It’s not uncommon for rappers to reference past albums in new ones. So Kanye might being saying he sang his whole last album and killed every track.
Kanye sings the two most emotional songs on the record, which adds to the depth of the character he portrays over the course of the album: the criticism of that technique here (by saying that he ‘hears’ that people do it, Kanye implies that he doesn’t really fuck with it and disapproves) is contradicted by the execution of the technique at the album’s most vulnerable times. This adds a great deal to the inner turmoil and sense of self loss which the album is ultimately about.
Rick considers himself a real nigga, maybe because he is doing a track with 2 legends. But basically just saying him, Jay, And Dre’s dreams have all came true.
Perhaps one of his dreams was working with Dre, as he once called Dre his “biggest musical influence”. https://twitter.com/rickyrozay/status/155831880070078464 https://twitter.com/rickyrozay/status/155832273961361409 https://twitter.com/rickyrozay/status/155832777722437633
Dr. Dre self promoting his pretty successful line of head phones Beats by Dre.
Basically saying the only way to fully appreciate production is through a pair of his beats.
Alot of people criticize rappers like Chief Keef because of their lavish spending. Chief’s defense is that he just throws money around to feed his lifestyle.
Novacane can numb the pain of surgery but im not sure about a broken heart.
Damon Dash, the co-founder of Roc-a-Fella Records, pictured here with Kanye.
Who wouldn’t put their hands up in a Kanye concert?