Wu-Tang Clan’s U-God recently gave his take on Kanye West‘s Yeezus and said Ye went too far with his experimental album’s sound.
In U-God’s opinion, Mr. West has swayed away from his signature tunes on the new LP.
In keeping with that theme, U-God has words for Kanye and Jay-Z. The two other self-proclaimed God MCs have both released controversial albums in the past two months, and U-God didn’t shy away from making his preference known. Jay’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” earned a much warmer review: “Jay’s in a creative zone, and he had to adjust to the digital age. He had to make that transition like any other artist. I look at this as a transitional album for him. The man is always going to have lyrics and be rhyming. That’s just what he do. It’s all good, man.” West, in U-God’s estimation, “is getting too far away” on “Yeezus”: “Tell him there’s no sound in space. He’s got to come back on planet Earth. Space is a vacuum. There’s no sound in space. Earth is where it’s at. Come back down baby, come back.” (Huffington Post)
Earlier this month, rap mogul Jay-Z gave his take on his The Throne partner’s new release.
“It’s polarizing. And that’s what great art is,” Jay-Z said in an interview. “It forces you to have an opinion. It’s needed.” (Hot 97)
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)
Recently, 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)