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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

50 Hates on Kanye 808's?

You won't find the traditional Ye when you download or go buy his new album 808s & Heartbreak next week. Instead, Kanye will be crooning his way through song after song, going the way of several other rap artists such as Outkast, Lauryn Hill and Cee-Lo of Goodie Mob. Outkast enjoyed Grammy album of the year success with their half sung album Speakerboxxx/Love Below, as did Lauryn Hill, while Cee-Lo went on to record a smash hit record St. Elsewhere with DJ Dangermouse.

For his fourth release, Kanye will be leaving alot of the rapping at home, and focuses on singing from his heart, letting people know in advance he's no Luther Vandross. Instead, Kanye will sing T-Pain style with a variety of songs covering everything from his mother's death to his breakup with fiancee Alexis Phifer. According to rapper Young Jeezy, the Kanye song Robocop is destined to be a huge hit. MTV even evoked a surprise response when asking Ye who his major competition is now. West listed off Pink Floyd, U2, Radiohead and Portishead, rather than Jay-Z, Lil Wayne or 50 Cent. Interesting indeed.

Read entire MTV article on Kanye's new album here.

Official Tracklist for 808s & Heartbreak:

    1. Say You Will 6:18
    2. Welcome To Heartbreak 4:23
    3. Heartless 3:31
    4. Amazing 3:58
    5. Love Lockdown 4:30
    6. Paranoid 4:38
    7. RoboCop 4:34
    8. Street Lights 3:10
    9. Bad News 3:59
    10. See You In My Nightmares 4:18
    11. Coldest Winter 2:44
    12. Pinocchio Story (Freestyle Live From Singapore)

As Kanye goes into unchartered territory with his album, he's already receiving some heat from a fellow rap stars. Always ready to speak up, 50 Cent decided to chime in to make himself still relevant while Kanye prepares to unveil his new work. 50 made the following comments on the Total Finale Live on MTV this past Sunday night.

"I heard, like, seven songs," 50 said of the album, which features Kanye singing more than on his past albums. "There's a place for it. I think people will enjoy it if you're actually in love or going through something. I think Kanye's going through an interesting point in his career."

West worked extensively with T-Pain on the album, and 50 had some pointed comments about Pain's contributions. "I don't think the public will forgive [Kanye] for it, but it's interesting. I think it's T-Pain's record, but I'd rather buy it from T-Pain."

It's a far cry from their fake beef over who would outsell who with albums, and goes to show that possibly 50 isn't a fan of creative artistic expression. But hey everyone's got an opinion...While he was at it, 50 decided to throw some comments in the way of Super Rich businessman Donald Trump, calling the Donald "crazy" for claiming 50's reality show was a knockoff of The Apprentice.


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