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.
This week was the Week of Yeezy. Kanye was causing a ruckus everywhere. Read on for my favorite Kanye-related things I found on the internet this week and a few other randos for good measure.
Any lifelong Minnesotans remember the glorious radio station that was B96. The station sadly closed down in 2009 and ever since then, the twin cities airwaves have been devoid of an all hip-hop radio station (although of course 89.9 KMOJ plays amazing hip-hop during Tite at Nite and there are a couple alright throwback hip-hop stations).
Fear not, for as of 3 pm today Go 95.3 was launched with Mr. Peter Parker, one of the legendary DJs of the good old B96 days, as its music director. They’ll be doing exclusively hip-hop with a focus on local artists. #blessed
It is streaming online here.
Most reputable publications put out some sort of year-end list relating to music, and this reputable publication is no exception. Below I have chronicled the Best Songs of 2015, the Worst Songs of 2015, and one decidedly Meh Song of 2015, compiled using a very sophisticated algorithm based solely on my personal opinions.
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
I don’t think this one really needs much commentary. Just google “Hotline Bling Memes” and you’ll be entertained for hours. To this day I can’t tell if I like the song because it’s actually a good song or if I just like the humor associated with it. Drake definitely put out better songs musically and lyrically this year (which I’ll get to below), but “Hotline Bling” is my most-listened-to Drake song of 2015 by far.
And for your vine pairing (pun intended):
Aurora also did a Tiny Desk Concert that’s worth a listen.