Nobody seems very impressed with Kanye Wests new album except the presidents son, that is, who believes its cracking the culture code
Is it was feasible to stimulate great art without an intense and profound sense of self-awareness? I can think of no human I would rather have this conversation with than Donald Trump Jr: artist, critic and large adult son. Or as his own Twitter bio has it:” EVP of Development and Acquisitions at the Trump Organization, Father, Outdoorsman “. And:” In a past life, Boardroom Adviser on The Apprentice .” It is quite simply THE great American resume, easily clearing the likes of Thomas Edison or Roman Roy.
Anyway, back to Don.” I wish my name was Hunter Biden ,” this bearded, faux-jawlined meritocrat told Sean Hannity on Fox News on Wednesday night, discussing Joe Biden’s son.” I could go abroad and make millions off my father’s presidency. I’d be a really rich guy .”
Preach. Thing about Don Jr, though, is he’s got style too much integrity to do that. He’s not about taking leg-ups, selling out, sucking globalist dick and playing to stadium crowds- he’s about the small venues. He’s about what got him into this gig in the first place. Which is to say: he’s about the music.
And so to the US president’s son’s review and promotion of Kanye West’s new album– one of those sentences that would have been inconceivable to type four years ago, but which now is one of the more normal instances in any devoted news cycle. And yes, this column will feature a separate item about Lindsay Lohan’s” platonic and respectful ” friendship with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
But for now, we hold our are concentrated on Don Jr, who has a huge amount of time for Kanye. And why wouldn’t he, given Kanye is a dedicated supporter of his father’s presidency? Last year, Kanye employed an amusement show appearance to wear a Maga hat and suggest that slavery was ” a selection “. He has since rowed a little way back on that one, apologising for the way some people felt about it, although not for the comments themselves. But as he said of President Trump:” I feel that he cares about the way black people feel about him, and he would like for black people to like him like they did when he was cool in the rap songs and all this .” You know, THAT time.
But Kanye’s still wearing the Maga hats and vocally supporting Trump. And he has a new album out, entitled Jesus Is King, which has a pronounced Christian bent. Unfortunately, this latest creative offering has received something of a tepid response from the critics.
Or, I should say, from most critics. Because it takes a strong guy of true integrity to stand alone, and that guy is Don Trump Jr. As the president’s son wrote of the opus:” Kanye West is cracking the cultural code .” Wow. I don’t know what it means, but it genuinely sounds exactly like a lot of music criticism. Maybe we’ve found the one thing Don Jr can do? I don’t know a whole lot about the industry standard, but I do know he already reads like Paul Morley.
Anyway, Don, go on.” Kanye West’s new album, Jesus is King, is the epitome of fearless ingenuity ,” Little Trump continued,” and’ dangerous, unapproved’ ideas .” Crikey. Are those quotation marks around” dangerous, unapproved” intended to denote a certain irony? I certainly took them as heavily sarcastic, to the point of having to attain the airquote gesture while I was reading.
But closer analysis of Don’s writing style suggests he reaches for random quotation marks like his daddy reaches for random capital letters, or random pussies. So we’ll have to take Don at his term: namely, that an embrace of Christianity is” dangerous, unapproved” in America- even if it is a country the rest of the world largely views as comically, auto-parodically God-bothering. So much so that Donald Trump- DONALD TRUMP- has to pretend to be religious to be president of it.
” Leftists always try to silence those who are speaking truth ,” Don Jr continues about Kanye West, a human famously stifled by the oxygen of publicity. Languishing in the obscurity of multiple media platform appearances and matrimony to cultural unknown Kim Kardashian, West must somehow fight the system that battles daily- hourly- to censor and withhold recognition from him. Anyway, back to these leftists.” They’re waging a war on our family and our culture ,” Don concludes.” Kanye is a innovator .”
So there you go. Not merely is Don Jr the most groundbreaking and important music critic since Lester Bangs, he is the very best son since Jesus- who did, let’s face it, kind of benefit from nepotism himself.
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