Originally Posted by illphillip
I don't need to use Google and I'm not exaggerating.
I have eyes and ears and both happen to be entrenched in music.
It's not even about Kim. If there's talk about his music, it's about how he's mad that the video leaked. Not how great the song or the video is.
Or his baby. Baby's name. Where the baby's living. Or is he mad at Jay for dropping his album. Or what's his relationship with Kim's mom.
The cumulative sum of all of those things outweighs the talk of his music right now.
I've seen more people talking about his bum *** outfit in LA than there are talking about the album.
But how can you say "I have eyes and ears" as evidence that your opinion is an authoritative fact?
of course all talk today is going to be about him being upset about his video leaking... it leaked yesterday. he replied to the leak last night. it's the news of the day. but even that is talk about his album.
the first ten pages of Kanye news search (google alerts) is mostly about his video, 3 posts about Kim, 2 posts about him being at lebron's the decision, and the rest about his album.
For the last week it's all been about his album and how it compares to MCHG. In fact no one has reviewed MCHG without comparing it to Yeezus.
He had a kid two weeks ago and you can barely find any new news on it. Seriously, do a google search on "North West+Kim Kardashian". Then do a google search for Kanye Yeezus and see how many results you get in the last week.
So again, I get your point -- you can't compare Kanye and Kendrick or J. Cole because the latter two are ALL about music, and Kanye has different spheres of influence and interest, to say the majority of talk about him is about other things than music is simply incorrect.
That's like saying during the Finals the majority of talk about Lebron was about the decision and free agency. Were people talking about that too? Sure. But he's a ball player first and foremost. And Kanye wouldnt be as ever present in the news as he is if he hadn't just dropped an album and shut down Governors Ball.
He might be getting covered in way more tabloids than the other rappers you named, but he's also getting way longer write ups than them in every single music blog and magazine that they're in. So who cares where else he's being mentioned too?