Rapper, Kanye West emerges first on the list of Rolling Stone’s 50 Genuinely Horrible Albums By Brilliant Artists. This is for his 2018 album Ye. It is said to have “marked the beginning of the most disastrous artistic and personal collapse in the history of popular music”.
Earlier, there’s been some uproar over his slavery remark. According to a report, it had caused him to rework the song’s lyrics two weeks before the album’s release. Leaving it with screeds like “Just imagine if they caught me on a wild day/ Now I’m on 50 blogs gettin’ 50 calls/ My wife callin’, screamin’, say, ‘We ’bout to lose it all.’’
The magazine reports that
The Kanye scandals of 2018 seem almost quaint compared to his recent issues, but he’s never made music less vital than this.”
Regardless of the placement of ‘Ye’, Kanye West’s song on the list, he exceeded a billion streams on Spotify in 2021.
This publication coincides with his most recent string of antisemitic comments and will be the focus of the new BBC documentary tentatively titled ‘We Need to Talk About Kanye West.