"i aint even going to act holier than though cause fu*k it, i went to jacob with 25 thou, before i had a house and i'll do it again, cause i wanna be on 106 and park, pushing a benz, i wanna act baller-ific like its all terrific, i got a couple a past-due bills i wont get specific, i got a problem with spending before i get it, we all self-conscious im just the first to admit it"
this is why i dont see it as complaining (and why i completely disagree with char comments about this being contradictory). kanye's sentiments have stayed relatively the same throughout. it just looks like now more people are taking notice
he has admitted to being a "new slave" way before he made the song for it
so to me its not a matter of him rapping about one thing or doing another or him being a "walking contradiction", its more about the constant back and forth battle that most if not ALL OF US HAVE, the f!ght over what we want and what we want to be. good vs. evil, self conscious vs sub conscious
whether its i get around or dear mama
is black girl lost or shorty owe you for ice
You're right with Kanye being a bit contradictory from the beginning but back then was nothing like it is now. Back then it was like he was in the doorway with a foot in each room. Which was somewhat obvious but excusable to most because at least he was honest and somewhat apologetic about it in his admission of it. Nowadays he's in one room chilling with one crowd while he's being broadcasted through a monitor to the other room with a different crowd. Talking shyt about the people that are in the other room with him while he's enjoying all the joys of their party. There's a point where you have to draw a line.
As far as Dear Mama and I get Around , I dont see how those contradict, In one he's talking about his love for his mom and in the other he's talking about how he likes to party and have s3x with women. I dont really see how that's contradictory ??
where is Kanye saying that he hates the "White man"... where is all this racism against White people from Kanye and where can I find it?
It's not racism against all white people, Kanye isn't that stupid to come out and blatantly say something like that when most of the people who buy his albums are probably white.
Though alot of times he a.ssociates race with the "industry" powers that he constantly complains about mistreating him. If you're able to read between the lines you can pretty much figure out his sentiments on it pretty easily.
The point is not soley based on being white though, he's complaining about corporations (who he obviously alludes to the guys in charge as being white) so he expresses this disdain towards these corporations (which happen to be run by white people as Kanye which Kanye makes a constant point to emphasize) but yet he's still partying it up and happily doing with business with these corporations....that just happen to be filled and ran by the same racist white people that Kanye was complaining about.