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Kanye West's 'Yeezus' ripped from Death Grips' 'No Love Deep Web'
Before ‘Yeezus’ or Pusha T’s ‘My Name is My Name’, the ‘No Artwork’ concept for cover design belonged to Death Grips.
The raw synths and unpolished drum machine sounds made into small, pumping loops.
The juxtaposed different parts/sounds to each song (think of ‘Black Dice’ for example, where it begins with slow soaring synths then breaks into a fast, rumbling drumline)
Bonus: Is ‘New Slaves’ really that revolutionary? Many have talked about the penitentiary system’s corruption and the corporatisation of African America in their songs, most recent in my memory being Killer Mike on his track ‘Reagan’
Basically, it is my opinion that Kanye has sugared up other’s ideas and put them in a nice little package that is ‘easier’ listening, less political or revolutionary in terms of production/rapping, thus sells better than Killer Mike or Death Grips.
If you love ‘Yeezus’ or ‘New Slaves’, please tell me why I am wrong.
“I know of them, but I can definitely say that we did not listen to Death Grips once the entire time we were making this album.”– quote from Noah Goldstein, who worked on Yeezus
except yeezus is actually listenable
I love yeezus but you aint wrong tho
^ tru.. and except yeezus doesnt give me a pounding headache
As a side note, I reckon Beyonce’s sudden album release was inspired by DG too. But I’m cool with that, because people aren’t yelling out that it was the most original thing to ever do ever.
‘except yeezus is actually listenable’ to you at least — I’m not going to argue that Death Grips is better, just more progressive (ie. interesting) and that suits some (like me). If you like ‘Yeezus’, I really don’t mind, I’m just kinda over people being like ‘WOH THIS IS SO ORIGINAL’ ‘cause at least what they’re generally referring to just isn’t that original.
1 — Done plenty of times before Death Grips (see: System of a Down — Steal this Album as one example, or even Jay’s Black Album for that matter which had art on the inside, but was just a blank black case on the outside when purchased at retail)
2 — Done plenty of times before Death Grips (see: El-P’s post-CoFlow output, NASA, lots of Sixtoo’s work, etc.)
3 — Done plenty of times before Death Grips (see: RJD2, Buck 65, hell almost any late-90s Anticon artist, Beck, etc.)
Yeezus isn’t revolutionarily “original” but neither is Death Grips, or Killer Mike’s work, or pretty much any other contemporary rap artist you could name. There’s nothing new under the sun, there are only different ways of putting the same ideas together. And people appreciated the experience of listening to how Kanye put these ideas together.
Skizza306 and MacMillerStan2 — I like both your posts haha, thankyou.
As for the Noah Goldstein quote… yeah, that’s pretty definitive, the similarities just seemed overwhelming however perhaps they are just derived from a shared context (that being hip hop/electronic music in the 2010’s)?
As for originality in modern rap, I completely agree that ‘there are only different ways of the same ideas together’ (and that is a great list of artist references there) however…
Yeah, I’m just not that impressed by ‘Yeezus’ (I should mention too that I’m a strong Kanye fan and really don’t appreciate how much hate he gets) and my way of rationalising that was that it felt ripped — however, now that I have been told that can’t be true… His flow is weak, the production’s execution feels like it’s been done better before, I don’t know I just really wanted to like ‘Yeezus’ a lot more than I do — and I’ve listened to it at least a dozen times, right through. Sigh.
Myke from DeadEndHipHop told me already.
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