I must admit that over time I've sort of lost interest in Kanye West. I used to thrive on his music. "Jesus Walks" was epic. And although his "George Bush doesn't care Black people" moment was priceless, his personality has been, mostly, a turnoff. I do, however, manage to keep one eye on him and his music has and does extend the possibilities for what is hip hop. (NOTE: I have, but haven't listened to "Watch the Throne.")
When I first heard "Monster" I may have cringed. I think it was the excessive use of profanity (see the lyrics to "Monster"
). But somehow I ended up listening to it more than once and I now find it to be an exceptional track. It's not all Kanye either. Bon Iver. Rick Ross. Jay-Z. Nicki Minaj
. I'm particularly surprised that I really love Nicki Minaj's part. Her lyrics aren't so empty as I'd expected. Oh, and I love how Kanye switches up the beat near the end of the track.
I usually listen to "Monster" at least once a day ... great motivation for the gym and working out.
Now, the video is another story ... I won't even embed it. I know that it's creative and what not, but ... well, if you want to check it out, then do that.
Kanye West - Monster [Official Video HD] - YouTube
Labels: "Monster", Bon Iver, jay-z, kanye west, music, Music Monday, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross