Yesterday, Kanye released his newest single, “See Me Now” featuring Mrs. Jay-Z and Charlie Wilson, the man who provided cash and Stinger missiles to the Afghan Mujahideen founded the Gap Band. Kanye’s raps cover the usual ground: equating himself to the font of Western philosophy (“I’m Socrates/But my skin more chocolate-y”) and Jesus (“This the Christ year/Last year was magic, 32” … “Imagine the direction of this immaculate conception”). The beat is a buoyant vocal sample that keeps things moving along, and Beyonce does a decent job on the hook. Charlie Wilson, meanwhile, spends the song’s last minute and a half wailing his ass off and sprinting up and down scales like this is 1998 and his name is Babyface. Anyway, if you want to give the track a shot, visit Kanye’s blog: http://www.kanyeuniversecity.com/blog/2010/08/see-me-now-feat-beyonce-charlie-wilson/.
Kanye also made news recently by joining the Twitter and his tweets must surely rank among the funnest ever*. Seriously, dude is a comedic genius.
Here are some gems:
“Is it to early for a bellini??? Too late, already ordered”
“It is Monday right???”
And the best one:
“Tell everyone at the label only use Gothic or Helvetic fonts for email blast unless I otherwise approve”
Of course, it would have been criminal to let Kanye’s hilarity disappear beneath Twitter’s daily avalanche of mundanity, so someone equally as funny preserved his tweets, and generated an awesome if short-lived meme, by turning them into New Yorker cartoon captions. Here’s the best one.
*I found the grammar and spelling errors in this sentence improved it dramatically, so I left them in.
Photo by Troy Holden (http://www.flickr.com/photos/troyholden/4839081050/)