Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo” Full Album!

Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo” full album!

This album is arguably the greatest rap album of all-time!

  1. “Ultra Light Beam” Featuring : Chance the Rapper , The-Dream and Kelly Price
    2. “Famous” Featuring : Rihanna (produced by Swizz Beatz)

3. “Father Stretch My Hands Part 1 and 2” Featuring : Travi$ Scott, Kid Cudi, & Desiigner (produced by Metro Boomin)

4. “Wolves” Featuring: Frank Ocean and Sia

5. “Fade” Featuring: Ty Dolla $ign & Post Malone

6. “Feedback”

7. “Waves”: Featuring: Chris Brown

8. “FML”: Featuring: “The Weeknd”

9. “No More Parties in LA” Featuring: Kendrick Lamar

10. “Facts” (Charlie Heat Version)

11. “Highlights” Featuring: Young Thug & The-Dream

12. “30 Hours” Featuring Andre 3000

13. “Real Friends” Featuring: Ty Dolla $ign

14. “Freestyle 4” Featuring: Desiigner

15. “Low Lights”

16. “I Love Kanye”

17. “Frank’s Track”

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Who Actually is Barack OBloga?

Name: Justin Levine (Aka Barack OBloga)

Sports: Track and Cross-Country ( Mile and 2-Mile)

My Quote: “If you’re on the track, You better watch your back. I won’t just win the race, I’ll pick the pace.”

Favorite Movie: The Sandlot

Ham Porter: Hey, Smalls, you wanna s’more?

Smalls: Some more of what?

Ham Porter: No, do you wanna s’more?

Smalls: I haven’t had anything yet, so how can I have some more of nothing?

Ham Porter: You’re killing me Smalls! These are s’more’s stuff! Okay, pay attention. First you take the graham, you stick the chocolate on the graham. Then you roast the ‘mallow. When the ‘mallows flaming… you stick it on the chocolate. Then cover with the other end. Then you scarf. Kind of messy, but good! Try some!

Best New Album: Kanye West’s Life of Pablo. Can be found here.

Most Anticipated Future Album: Drake’s, Views From the 6, which will be released on April 29, 2016. 9 days to go!

Favorite Movie Quote: Chariots of Fire

Eric Liddell: “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”

The Best U.S. State: California

Best Quotes From an Athlete: Muhammad Ali

  • “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
  • “I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.”
  • “I’m not the greatest, I’m the double greatest. Not only do I knock ’em out, I pick the round.”
  • “If you even dream of beating me, you’d better wake up and apologize.”

 

 

 

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Kanye’s “Life of Pablo” is now available on Spotify and Apple Music

Kanye the “Kan” Artist

Originally, Kanye West had announced that the much anticipated album, The Life of Pablo , would be exclusively available on Tidal. Guess not. The new album is now available on Spotify and Apple Music. This is not an April Fools Joke!

Kanye’s plan, with the con of lots of criticism, worked well, as he was able to get 250 million streams on Tidal in the first 10 days of its release as customers thought it was the only way to get the album. Thus, Kanye sold his album for an expensive price getting new subscribers to Tidal before announcing today that he would release the album to the public. Not a bad business plan if you ask me. Not the best reputation builder though either.

 

Kanye West: U.S. President 2020?

Kanye West for President of the United States?

Kanye West’s career trajectory has always been full of the audacious, the memorable, and the newsworthy. His announcement of a presidential bid in 2020 at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards on August 30 was all three, and whether the plan ever comes to be executed, the idea of a Kanye West presidency is the source of excited conversation and conjecture that is beginning to blend the world of Hip-Hop and politics in a way that seeps into other aspects of popular culture.

New Yorker magazine, the 91-year old rag considered by many to the quintessential publication for the cultured and political, has ventured into uncharted territory, making Kanye West the boldest representation of Hip-Hop in its history. The issue last September 14th, features a political cartoon starring Yeezy as not a rapper but a politician deeply entrenched with American political history.

That’s because the cartoon is a joke within a joke, a replica of a historic photograph taken in 1948. In the photograph, President Truman was seen holding up November 3’s Chicago Daily Tribune, which erroneously reported that New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey had defeated the incumbent Truman, marking one of the newspaper’s biggest gaffes in its history (and any newspaper, for that matter).

In the 2015 version created by Barry Blitt, Kanye West is Truman, and the paper’s headline reads “Trump Defeats Kanye,” opting for the rapper’s first name. Because Kanye. The tongue-in-cheek choice for cover artwork by the New Yorker speaks not only to ‘Ye’s status as a pop culture giant, but also to Hip-Hop’s; the music aside, its influence in American politics has always been an important element, but it has certainly edged its way into the forefront as of late.

Kanye West’s image is now forever entwined with one of the most iconic images in history. And it’s not even 2020 yet.

Official location for the information above can be found here.

Saturday Night Live: Kanye’s “Ultra Light Beam”

Kanye West’s new song, “Ultra Light Beam”, along with his new album, The Life of Pablo, are hits and can be easy considered some of Kanye’s best music, and may be in consideration for one of the best released rap albums in history. Kanye West will battle Kendrick Lamar’s album, “To Pimp a Butterfly”, as the best rap album of the last couple decades. The controversy, however, never seems to be about whether or not Kanye has produced quality music, it happens to always be about how he introduces his music. Kanye West constantly receives criticism for his struggle with monogamy, his sometimes outrageous arrogance, and his lack of skill in the field of business. Kanye West, as described in his hit single, “Ultra Light Beam”, believes that he lives in a ‘God Dream’ and that he is more superior and influential than anyone else on the planet. His lack of humility and uncontrollable arrogance has tainted Kanye West’s reputation in music. In addition, for his new album, The Life of Pablo, Kanye West decided to make it limited and only available on Tidal for purchase. In the digital age, this was a HUGE mistake as the music has now been illegally downloaded over 1/2 million times as consumers don’t want to use Tidal. Thus, although Tidal has gained significant popularity, Kanye has lost tons of money as consumers have illegally taken his album for free. With this backfire in his plan, Kanye is looked at by the public as a fool. He is now in debt somehow despite his popular music. Can Yeezy make things right? I don’t know. He is a god apparently.

Singing, Sports, and Popular Culture are Related

In music it is very commonplace to use professional athletes in an artist’s song. Here are my Top 5 examples of how an athlete can have an impact on current popular culture at the time when a new song is being released.

5.  Jay-Z rapping about professional basketball players Lebron James and Dwyane Wade.

“City it’s a pity, half of y’all won’t make it
Me, I got a plug Special Ed “I Got It Made”
If Jeezy’s payin’ LeBron, I’m payin’ Dwyane Wade.” -(“Empire State of Mind”2009)

4. Kanye West rapping about professional basketball player Magic Johnson.

“Old folks talking about back in my day
But homey this is my day.
Class started 2 hours ago, oh am I late?
You know I already graduated
And you can live through anything if Magic made it.” -(“Can’t Tell Me Nothing”2007)

3. Drake rapping about professional basketball player Michael Jordan.

“Yeah, I learned the game from William Wesley
You can never check me
Back to back for the ni**as that didn’t get the message
Back to back like I’m on the cover of Lethal Weapon
Back to back like I’m Jordan ’96, ’97.” -(“Back to Back”2015)

2. The Fugees singing about professional boxer Mohammad Ali (Cassius Clay).

“I refugee from Guantanamo Bay
Dance around the border like I’m Cassius Clay.” -(“Ready or Not”1995)

1. Simon and Garfunkel singing about professional baseball player Joe DiMaggio.

“Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio,
Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
What’s that you say, Mrs. Robinson.
Jolting Joe has left and gone away,
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey.” -(“Mrs. Robinson”1968)