“I guess every superhero needs his theme music”. For me I’ve had several over the last month. Among the most notables songs has been Jay Electronica’s 'Ghost of Christopher Wallace' and Fat Joe’s 'Haha (Slow Down)' featuring Jeezy. Well this week’s theme was an unexpected surprise from Kanye West called 'Power'. This song brought me back to the Kanye I know and love (musically, lol). This song is supposedly setting the tone for his upcoming CD entitled ‘Good A** Job’, which is set to be released in September. Okay, now he has my attention.
Good A** Job is supposed to pick up where 2007’s Graduation left off. Prior to the passing of Donda West, Kanye had an explosive career with now defunct Roc-a-fella Records. Since then Kanye has had a series of odd encounters. The one that stands out the most is the moment during the MTV awards, when Ye took the spotlight from Taylor Swift. While she was accepting her best video award that he felt should have gone to Beyonce instead, Kanye crashed the stage. Although the backlash he received seemed to be a little unfair, it was one of many moments in which Kanye seemed to display odd behavior. From angry blogs laced with words in all caps, to talks of quitting rap for a career in fashion, to fights with the paparazzi, Hip Hop’s young genius seemed to be headed for a breakdown. Far from a stranger to controversy, Kanye has always been an outspoken artist. Making his feelings known on everything from religion to politics, he has never been shy.which was Kanye’s autotuned ode to 80’s pop, left many of his Hip Hop fans feeling alienated. Not a bad album, just off the beating path of the College Dropout and Late Registration.As a huge Hip Hop fan, I missed the Kanye that put together Slow Jams, Good Life, Touch the Sky, Gold Digger and countless other hits. Let’s face it, he had been on fire for a while. So the question remained, would we ever see the old Kanye again?