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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Kanye...

This is the cover of the new RollingStone magazine.

What do you think?

8 Comments:

Blogger Ron Clarkson said...

I think its a shame to see a guy like Kanye who starts out in the industry generally trying to do the right thing and ends up parading himself on a magazine cover like this. I'll be honest, I'm not a big Kanye West fan. I liked "Jesus Walks," especially as the soundtrack for the JARHEAD trailer.

I think in situations like these, its less about Kanye the man and more about Kanye the money-making machine. As a celebrity gains in popularity and stature, the machine that surrounds them and feeds them grows to encompass and overwhelm them. It takes a very strong will to fight back at that point.

But I see where you're going in your post. I am a fan of many musical artists who are not trying to make a political statement, not trying to feed the world, or even profess their love for God. I'm still a fan because at some level I connect with their music and it makes me feel good about myself.

This is a tough one indeed...

6:22 AM  
Blogger Hale-Yeah! said...

never cared for him......now i really don't. he's obviously trying to portray my Lord and Savior. I know it's all part of the marketing machine, but if you don't have a say over your own life, then you don't have much of one. All I see is a guy who's elevated to such a level of artistry that he actually thinks of himself as more than anyone else.

I don't get how all these artists (rappers mostly) can have a parental advisory sticker on their album, talk about illicit sex, drugs, drinking and the first thing they always say at the award shows is..."first and foremost, I want to thank my lord and savior Jesus Christ!" He might be their savior, but He's definitely not their LORD.

9:55 AM  
Blogger kslus said...

I have mixed feeling about this. I haven't read the article so I really don't know what he's trying to say. However, based on the comments I've heard and others made before, I see him as being a bit neglectful of the amazing opportunity God has given him to be a positive influence. He tends to make immature comments in the media yet his music lyrics can be so profound at times.

I guess, the bottom line for me is, we're all on a journey and we're all going to make mistakes along the way. I just hope other fellow believers in his life continue to encourage him in his faith.

4:22 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

makes me even more annoyed that he's supporting U2 on the Aussie tour.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least he has got everyone talking about the stunt and about Jesus which is more than most of us have done.

4:14 AM  
Blogger *The Blogstar said...

Good point Anonymous!

I wonder if Kanye considered doing an anonymous cover to make a point about Jesus, but went w/ the Passion of Kanye West instead.

kslus makes a good point as well.... I am not ready to stone him to death by no means. Being that we are not perfect, we do make mistakes on the journey. I wonder if he did make a mistake by doing the shoot. Maybe maybe not.

My first thought when I saw the cover was, "hhhmmm, that's one of the most arrogant things I have ever SEEN anyone do".

Thanks for your time.

Peace

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to pray that the guy understands who the REAL Jesus Christ is. The one that died for his sins, and rose from the grave to ensure that death had no hold over those who believe and follow Him. Word up!

12:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chad, I love how you are always up on things, and are not afraid to speak truth.

Thanks for letting us all be a part of your brain.

Steven

10:06 PM  

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