My first thought is that hatred of someone like Kanye West when egotistical rock stars have been so wildly celebrated is obviously being racistly selective.
Now, very few of you said you disliked Kanye West on any such grounds, and I don't believe you all do. But if I see...
0/10 because it's Kanye West. Like I'm going to take some crumpets manufactured idiot who thinks he's the saviour of music / mankind and wants to run for president seriously.
Like, first of all the idea that Kanye West is manufactured is reveals such incredible ignorance of anything about him. The dude self-produces a whole bunch of his own crumpets and got famous because he worked really, really hard making beats. He is absolutely not the puppet of some record industry, and the idea that he would release something as loud and harsh as "Black Skinhead" if he was is totally laughable.
"My momma was raised in the era when/Clean water was only served to the fairer skin/Doin' clothes you would have thought I had help/But they wasn't satisfied unless I picked the cotton myself."
This is a line from "New Slaves," also embedded above. Kanye sees you, Bog, and you have selective vision for what's manufactured and what isn't.
Now, the rest of you.
You like what you like. This I respect, and you should know that. But at the same time, I do ask you to try to expand some of what you like (like, the moment that Linky had is such a moment) and break out of your box, because so much of all our musical tastes are built around cultural appropriation and white supremacy, and I think that it's pretty damn important to go out of your way to appreciate black artists (and not just ones that have been retroactively canonized or have been around long enough to breathe eternal) and the art that is typically created by black people.
So you like what you like, and that's my frustration, but also your valid reason, and not really your fault. But I think that simply remaining in that box enables a status quo that ends up being pretty bad for art.
We'll probably have a more interesting, less heated (Kanye-free) version of this conversation for the next song, which may go up tonight or maybe tomorrow.