It has been at least a few hours since we wrote about Kanye West in this 17th week of our Lord 2018 year, meaning that there is another development in the Yeezus-turned # MAGA hat-loving Trump fan
This time around, the rap-mogul cultural provocateur Ye vs. the People dropped out, his second song released since he enthusiastically tweeted last week in support of President Trump and sent his two longtime fans
The track was first played on Friday night on Power 106, a hip-hop radio station in Los Angeles, playing back and forth with Kanye and rapper TI in a political debate. Probably T.I. depicts "the people" while answering "Ye" who more or less ponders what he has tweeted in the last few days. (It's unclear what the Power 1
Kanye begins with an allusion to his former support of President Barack Obama and a reference to his own rumored president's ambitions :
I know Obama was sent from heaven / But since Trump won, it proved I could be president
Yes, can you, at what price? Does not that break the teachings that Ye taught?
The two quarrel, couple by couple, touching everything from police brutality to Kanye's recent signature red "Make America Great Again" cap, signed by Trump. There are enough unanswered questions everywhere ("Is it better for me to call Crack? Huh? Because it's cultural?") To make Socrates proud.
"You only read the headlines, you do not see the fine print / you on some Chosin's page, I'm on some unified ones," Kanye Raps.
TI replies, "It's bigger than your selfish agenda / If you do not have the choice, stop the police from murderers."
Kanye: "Bruh, I never stopped fighting for the people / the hat will show people that we're the same."
The text goes from final ruminations to longer verses in which every rapper is his Case recites. Similar to what he did in a textual debate with John Legend, Kanye again defended himself by simply "thinking free" and "promoting new ideas" while T.I. encouraged him to reconsider his influence.
I feel an obligation to show people new ideas
And if you want to hear them, here's two
Make America Great Again had one negative reception
I took it, carried it, rocked it, gave it a new direction
Empathy, caring and love and affection added
And you just ask my methods
TI:  What will you lose to prove the point to prove?
This shit is stubborn, selfish, stubborn, even for you
You wore a dusty hat representing the same views
As a white supremacy, man, we better expect of you
That's why it's important to know which direction you're going in. Now's off
To create confusion, "Ye vs." Is not just abandoning us "The People" is not the same thing as "Lift Yourself," a track Kanye had dropped for hours. This was an encrypted response to Hot-97 radio DJ Ebro Darden, a longtime West friend who said he had the rapper Called and tried to intervene in the midst of his bizarre tweetstorms last week.
Confused? No matter. All you need to know is that the happy song "Lift Yourself" is such head-scratching lyrics as:
Whoop di Scoop-di-poop
Whoopity scoop, whoop-poop
Scoop – diddy-whoop
Whoop diddy shovel
Whoop diddy shovel, poop
Conclusion: ¯ _ (ツ) _ / ¯
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