Kendrick Lamar – “untitled 02 06.23.2014”
P.O.S. ft. Allan Kingdom, Astronautalis, Eric Mayson, Kathleen Hanna, Hard_R, Lydia Liza, Lizzo, and Nicholas L. Perez – “sleepdrone/superposition”
The Petty Wop Brothers, my new favorite barbershop quartet.
And finally, one of the most necessary Buzzfeed articles of all time.
Since the official “Best Things I Found” post this week was dedicated solely to Kanye, here’s a bonus roundup of other gems I found.
Funny or Die put together a compilation of photoshops based on Kim’s now infamous instagram of Kanye sleeping.
The biggest name in the news this week was Bob Ezrin. This previously-unheard-of producer (I assume some people have heard of him as he is apparently a high-profile rock producer but that’s not important) was obliterated on Twitter by the one and only Yeezus Christ after posting mean (and incidentally, simply incorrect) things about Kanye’s work on some blog.* I won’t get into the specifics of all the ways in which Bob Ezrin’s comments were ill-informed and idiotic, but I will get into the specifics of the reactions that ensued.
First, we all had to find out who this mysterious Bob Ezrin villain was:
Shortly after the rant, “Bob Ezrin” was trending on twitter because inquiring minds want to know.
The aftermath was extensive. People immediately hopped on Bob Ezrin’s wikipedia page to record his death and do general trolling. Pigeons and Planes recorded the updates chronologically.
We also learned of a new way to get our hands on some Yeezys:
These tweets naturally led to many folks begging Bob Ezrin to adopt them and making false claims that they were his children. Hey, it’s worth a shot. And just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, someone claiming to be Bob Ezrin’s actual child chimed in:
Genius also chimed in with an annotated version of Bob Ezrin’s article, highlighting the fact that Bob Ezrin actually admitted that he hasn’t even listened to “The Life of Pablo” yet.
In short, Bob Ezrin just proved to everyone (as if we didn’t already know), that you can try to take down Kanye, but just like Beyonce, he is beyond criticism.
And of course, let’s not forget that Kanye also included some excellent shade on she-who-shall-not-be-named in the rant as well:
Here’s to Bob Ezrin and Taylor Swift being chosen for that Mars expedition and never returning to earth.
*After exploring said blog a bit more and finding a post defending noted sexual abuser Dr. Luke, I have dismissed it as utter fallacy and obviously severely mis-informed in all ways.
Yeezy dropped his album over the weekend and – no surprise here – it’s fantastic. My favorite track is “Famous,” which is the diss track to end all diss tracks (sorry, Drake). Another notable track is “I Love Kanye” which is poised to become the greatest self-esteem anthem of our generation.
Pitchfork gave the album 9/10 and Kanye himself gave it 30/10, so that averages out to 19.5/10 – not too shabby!
Unfortunately the album is currently only available on Tidal, but fortunately you can sign up for a free trial which gives you 90 days to figure out another way to acquire the album (as of yesterday, Kanye claimed the album will only ever be available on Tidal and never for sale on iTunes).
It was a big week for political news and thus political memes.
My favorite part of the week was this absolute shit show:
The #BernieOrHillary meme is amazing:
Hillary Clinton’s emails were in the news for a new reason: a strangely-worded campaign email that spawned the hashtag #ImNotKiddingMaddi and dozens of hilarious memes. The Telegraph’s article outlines what happened and why it caused “nation-wide mirth.”
And then two (memes) become one:
And for those who are less politically-inclined, vines: