I dunno, Eminem is about a hundred times more annoying than Kanye.
I could probably type out a defense of Kanye West, but Useless Rocker could do it better, so I'll let him.
Really? I've always kind of liked Eminem, he's never struck me as arrogant. At least not that arrogant.
Anyway, it wasn't really an attack on Kanye in earnest, I was mostly kidding. However, I would really like to know how one gets past that arrogance. Or what is superb about his music. And there's no sarcasm there, I'd really like a positive opinion on him so I consider my potential error.
Wait, are you serious? I like(d) Eminem, but he spent a lot of time reminding everyone how great he was, how he "saved Dr. Dre's career", how many records he sold, how he had more 'crediiblity' than certain other rappers/celebrities, how he'd essentially make the people in his life who made him suffer somehow suffer now that he had fame/power. After a while, it was kind of pathetic. We get it. It's 2004, you've been famous for like 6 years, you've got money and respect and success - get over it and stop taking shots at people.
I've been thru this whole defense-of-Kanye thing in too many threads before. If you don't find what Kanye does appealing, I doubt I can convince you. (Though I find it strange that a big fan of Eminem would be so dismissive of Kanye of all people.) I think Ye has great taste, his stuff has a soul, an honesty and a personal touch that's missing from most artists, I think he has a good sense of humor and he's entertaining. Act or not - I'll take Kanye's "I shoulda won that award!" over everybody else's polite fake bullshit "it's an honor just to be here and just to be nominated".
how does one get past Kanye's arrogance? I don't know. How do people get the past the arrogance of Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, almost every rapper ever, etc.? I still don't understand why one of the big press angles on Kanye is still "He's arrogant". This stuff is never brought up in the first few lines of reviews of Jay or Lil Wayne albums.