After a quick vacation, Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G are back with Episode 26 of Comprehensive Beatdown. This week, the guys take a look back ten years to “Late Registration,” Kanye West’s second album, released August 30, 2005. “Late Registration,” released to critical acclaim and high sales, was given a boost after Kanye’s (in)famous “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people” quote at a Hurricane Katrina relief benefit just days after the album’s release. Kanye West would go on to be one of the most influential players in pop culture and remains so to this day. The guys discuss all of that and more this week as they take a listen back through one of the better albums of the early 21st century.
My third favorite set of Mississippi born twins, The Patterson Twins with their Malaco Records release “I Need Your Love”. Written by the very talented Phillip Mitchell, the man who brought us “If We Can’t Be Lovers” which in turn led to Kanye West’s “Everything I Am”.
Ten years ago, Kanye West dropped College Dropout, it was all so simple then….I thought/think this song was genius. I think dude is a genius, and a grade A jerk at the same time. They say the brilliant are always eccentric but he’s on some other stuff. He needs to take some classes on expressing himself. Or just shut up and make music. Of course, I can just ignore all the interviews and personal BS, which I usually do. Just give me the music and I’m straight.
I’m sorry, but THIS ABOVE EVERYTHING ELSE!!
The story time at the end? MAN!
Imperial Beats drops a fresh remix of Kanye Westenstein’s “Diamonds From Sierra Leone”. He adds a little funk and recent vocal samples from a ‘Ye interview to tie it up. Come back Kanye, we miss you…….I wonder if dude called Reggie Bush and talked to him before he…….nah…..
STS’s GoldRush II will be out later this month
Hate him or love him, his artistic talents are undeniable…..
Funny, Kanye originally wanted DMX on his version of this track…….Jay was quick to scoop it up though……adding fuel to the DMX vs Def Jam/Jigga Man feud? The world will never know……those fellas were always at each others throat, however, the public never even really saw it…..more to come later…..
What a difference a few bucks can make…..shout out to Rhymefest who co-wrote the track too