When I was 12, the East Coast-West Coast rap feuds were entering their lethal days. As an aspiring rap fan I was forced to make the tough choice between Tupac and Biggie. The thought of meeting any of them wasn’t even a figment of my deepest (and most dangerous) fantasy. They were both dead by the time… More ▸
By Uri Fintzy
Rapper Lil Wayne is coming out with a new album titled “The Carter IV” soon, and one song already leaked to the net. And boy, is this leak making waves. Apparently the song “It’s Good,” which features rappers Jadakiss and Drake, is a total diss on rapper Jay-Z and his wifey Beyoncé. The dispute started after… More ▸
Another day, another inappropriate reference to the Holocaust. Mere days after Kanye West unfavorably compared himself to Hitler, the crew of CBS’ Two and a Half Men has also dropped the “H” bomb (though not an actual H bomb since that would’ve probably grabbed a few more non-gossip blog headlines). According to E! Online (and… More ▸
The Canadian Jewish hip hop phenom has made this year’s list of Forbes‘ top rap earners, tying Cameron “Wiz Khalifa” Thomaz for 11th place with $11 million in income. While he was predictably outearned by the likes of Jay-Z and Kanye (with whom he has a beef), he did pretty well considering his relatively recent… More ▸
By Marcy Oster
The popular rapper Kanye West was booed at a concert in England after comparing himself to Hitler. More ▸
By Uri Fintzy
…and they were better at it too.
So Kanye West’s opened his mouth. Again.
The successful yet controversial rapper said this weekend that people look at him like he’s Hitler. That’s right.
While the honorable Mr. West enjoys being so innovative and cutting edge, he would be disappointed to find out that the whole Hitler comparison thing has been happening since the early days of the Nazi rise to power.
The difference? The other comparisons were funny.
Now I’m not saying that every Hitler comparison should be funny, it shouldn’t. But for Godwin’s sake Kanye, stop being such an egotistical douche.
So for future reference, if you ever want to compare yourself to Adolf Hitler, you should at least attempt to do it like this: More ▸
This weekend while performing at the Big Chill music festival in England, Kanye West, who usually suffers in silence, finally spoke up about the persecution he routinely endures.
“I walk through the hotel and I walk down the street, and people look at me like I’m (expletive) insane, like I’m Hitler,” he said.
Um, Kanye, generally people don’t voluntarily compare themselves to Hitler. It’s a designation usually bestowed unwillingly and inappropriately. It should not be assumed as some sort of mantle of oppression.
And Kanye — having people think you’re crazy when you’re walking down the street with unflattering facial hair growth doesn’t make you similar to Hitler. Unless, of course, you’re goosestepping as you do it.
Here is a short list of people who are crazy yet not similar to Hitler. More ▸
Jewish rapper (and Degrassi: The Next Generation alum) Drake has found himself in a beef with the two biggest names in hip hop — Jay-Z and Kanye. It all began when Drake accused Hova and West, who are set to release their joint effort, “Watch the Throne” on August 8th, of stealing his idea for… More ▸