Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator has offered his take on why so many people have had mixed reactions to Kanye West‘s Yeezus solo album.
In Tyler’s opinion, Ye’s latest album is a project that has to grow on its listeners.
“It’s cool. The thing is that it’s one of those albums that has to grow on you,” Tyler explained in an interview. “It’s songs off the bat that I really like and there’s songs off the bat that are like, whatever, to me. But I like ‘Bound, I love ‘New Slaves,’ I think ‘Send It Up’ is awesome, especially that King Louie f*cking verse. A lot of people wasn’t familiar with him before but for me to see him on that was awesome for me. But it’s just one of those things that’s got to grow. I don’t think anyone’s opinion on it really matters.” (PTWSCHOOL)
Earlier this month, Atlanta rapper Ludacris named a few of his favorite Yeezus tracks.
“I heard a little bit of Jay-Z‘s album, I heard Kanye’s album,” Luda revealed in an interview. It’s like three songs off Kanye’s album I absolutely love. ‘Bound.’ ‘Blood On the Leaves.’ [laughs] And the ‘Black Slaves’ joint. I love those. Those are my three. Those are incredible.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
G-Unit’s 50 Cent recently applauded Ye’s new effort but did admit some songs did not resonate well with him.
“Some of the joints on the new joint that Yeezy made, I wasn’t into all that,” 50 admitted in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. “One time, the beat didn’t come on. [The screaming on there], it was creative. He came out of nowhere with that. If you see something that looks like it’s foreign — we’ll see if people can adjust to it and really enjoy it or if it’s too different. There’s a point where creative is well past your mark. You did something that’s so far out that your audience can’t hear it. Be careful what you say because it might work.” (Shade 45)
A few weeks back, Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy highlighted the importance of Kanye’s new Yeezus.
“I think that this Kanye album, the only way I can describe it, it’s art, it’s an emotion and it’s him at his realest in its rawest form. It’s a confidence level that I feel like, blackness especially; it needs to be a theme song for them. They need to believe that all that crazy sh*t that he’s saying is the truth and I stand by it and I stand by the emotions if that’s how he felt, then that’s how records should feel. If Revolt was on air right now we probably would be dedicating the next three days to the back stories to making sure that we are promoting and being a useful tool to get their message out to get back to the mainstream media who doesn’t understand at times that’s who we are and how powerful we are.” (VIBE)
Check out Tyler, the Creator’s interview: