I'm going to say less. The timing of 808's in contrast to what was going on his life was perfect. I felt like I was on the ride with him and could relate much more on a human level w/o interruption. I can't do that on Yeezus without millionaire pity (I.E. "I hate being famous") Esq lyrics coming into play. Which is needless to say..most of us can't relate to. When you reach that level I think you need to focus on making music for the people and remaining as human as possible. Focusing on things that cost nothing but are known to everyone. Love, Hate, Death, & a Celebration of Life. Look at every Icon before him that became a legend and you can see when they hit this level of thinking. Micheal Jackson..hell even Pac hit that point. He is at that point where he can go either way. This was the one bad project each artist has sooner or later.
Totally agree. With that being said I still believe that Kanye is the most "human" major hip hop artist today.
If there is any album released this year that is not human at all, and detached from the rest of society and totally unrelatable, it's gotta be MCHG. The amount of times Jay Z references Basquiat and Picasso is terrible. He's that ultra cool guy now with no chip on his shoulder, no challenges, just pure braggadocio with nothing to sympathize with.
I think with Yeezus anybody dealing with a terrible girlfriend and chaotic family/friends can relate. (Kim K)