Kanye West addresses twitter rants and debt in new song
UPI News Service, 02/25/2016
Kanye West continues to make new music with his latest track addressing the musician's recent twitter rants and alleged debt.
According to Rolling Stone, West appeared at the Los Angeles based 10AK club Tuesday where he proceeded to plug in his laptop and play a new track reportedly titled, "Closest Thing to Einstein."
The song which features vocals from Sampha, contains lyrics from the outspoken rapper referencing his Twitter tirades, how he has fallen in debt, and how he compares to Albert Einstein.
"People trying to say I'm going crazy on Twitter / My friends said to stay low / I guess it's hard to decipher all of the deals, especially when you got family members on payroll," West raps.
"The media said it was outlandish spending / The media said 'He's way' out of control ... I know I'm the most influential / That Time cover was just confirmation / This generation's closest thing to Einstein / Don't worry about me, I'm fine," he continues.
Following the new song's debut, West slammed music producer Bob Ezrin on social media after he called the 38-year-old's music and production skills "sophomoric at best" in an article written for critic Bob Lefsetz's email newsletter.
"He didn't open up new avenues of public discourse like N.W.A., or introduce the world to a new art form like Grandmaster Flash, or even meaningfully and memorably address social issues through his music like Marshall, Macklemore and Kendrick," Ezrin, who has worked with Pink Floyd, Kiss and Lou Reed wrote about West's career.
"Has anybody ever heard of Bob Ezrin???" West wrote in response on Twitter before launching into a full-scale critique of his own.
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"I'm tired of old people that have no connection with anything trying to comment on music!" he continued. "Do something relevant...Please don't speak on me bro ever again!!!"
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