Via: Hip Hop DX: Bob Ezrin has penned a scathing critique of Kanye West. The music producer and keyboardist, known for his work with Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel and Phish, writes in a post for Bob Lefsetz’s the Lefsetz Letter today (February 22) that West has made some great material, but that he isn’t on the creative level of some other prominent artists. “Unlike other creators in his genre like Jay-Z, Tupac, Biggie or even M.C. Hammer for that matter, it’s unlikely that we’ll be quoting too many of Kanye’s songs 20 years from now,” Ezrin writes in the newsletter, which has tens of thousands of subscribers. “He didn’t open up new avenues of public discourse like NWA, or introduce the world to a new art form like Grandmaster Flash, or even meaningfully and memorably address social issues through his music like Marshall, Macklemore and Kendrick.”
Kanye went scorched Earth on this Ezrin dude tonight. Honestly though, being told you aren’t as influential as the guy who wrote a song about buying a moped is a pretty fair thing to lose your shit over. Especially when you’re the guy who brought the world Graduation. So you know what? I’m with Kanye on this one. Fuck Bob Ezrin. A lot of people will say this is just Kanye being Kanye but you should be allowed to defend yourself when a guy tears you up in a public forum without evening having listened to the album he’s going off about.
“These comments lead into Ezrin examining blasting the rollout of West’s The Life Of Pabloalbum, which may or may not be complete, despite it being premiered at the “Yeezy Season 3” fashion show earlier this month and being subsequently released as a stream on TIDAL. Ezrin says he’s yet to listen to the project and puts a qualifier on his self-proclaimed rant against West.”
Should Kanye have brought up dudes kids, no. But he’s gonna send them free Yeezys so what more do you want from him?