Black Thought with the GOAT explanation.
Yet you listen and collab with Rick Ross. lol
This is blatantly awful.
Now it’d be a totally different thing, if say, Kanye were to present this in a more introspective way, like how he personally struggles with being materialistic and wanting unnecessary things, but rather than do that he merely justifies his actions by claiming he’s a victim of the system. He blames society for his actions, and to make matters worse he even encourages materialism. It’s like why don’t you stop playing like you’re some sort of victim when you’re living totally well off. I’m not going to sympathize with you or your message because I don’t personally get it.
And perhaps I’m thinking about the music too deeply, but isn’t what Kanye wants us to do?
As far as music goes, I don’t think that these are Kanye’s finest moments producing, and that whole last verse doesn’t really flow well in my opinion.
@jfishouttawater — I still don’t get how there’s any reason whatsoever to draw attention to a potential problem in our society if you’re only fueling it. There is nothing profound about Kanye’s perspective. I was already aware of consumerism and racism in our culture (and plenty of other rappers already have rapped about it). Frankly, there’s hardly anything relatable about Kanye either: no, I don’t buy Bentleys, fur coats, diamond chains, or wear leather pants (much less do I long to have any of that stuff). He says “fuck you and your corporation, y'all niggas can’t control me”, yet he works and collaborates with them. Going on a rant every once in a while and disrupting a music video award doesn’t mean you’re actually doing something important, it just means you’re being a douchebag. Now, I understand this is all entertainment. Obviously, it’s still possible to enjoy something even if you can’t relate to the characters (of a movie for example), but if you’re trying to get a message across in your music and that’s the main theme, and the main character is a rich douchebag who’s actions defy the message, what is to like about that?
@Ke$shawn — Ex-fucking-actly…this whole new concept that Kanye is coming with is totally hypocritical as a motherfucker. And I guess it’s somewhat cool the way he’s pointing out how materialistic our culture has gotten with the “new slaves” term (yet still even that’s not really that original a topic in hip hop), but he isn’t really suggesting any solution to stopping it, nor is he even making an effort to be apart of that solution, he’s simply just putting attention to the topic like that’s really gonna change anything. Kanye is perhaps the most pretentious artist I’m aware of.
I think this explanation is missing one major meaning of this line. This is obviously a very subtle pick-up line. A flower comes from a seed. When a man ejaculates in a woman it is also known as giving her a seed. So with this in mind, Kendrick could be inferring that if he were to have sex with her, a flower (meaning a child) would bloom (be made).