June 22, 2015


Kanye Raps About "The Magic of Racism," Kimye Expecting Their First Son

Taylor Hill/FilmMagic
Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

Kanye played Hot 107.9's Birthday Bash at Atlanta over the weekend, and he used part of his set to make lyrical comments on last week's nine hate-crime murders at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Watch the clip below; it's raw, breathless, conflicted stuff. A key passage from the freestyle, which starts in earnest at the 1:19 mark:

See that's the magic of racism; it works on itself
We hate each other shoot each other kill each other when we can't kill nobody else
See that's the magic of lack of resources; it works on itself
500 ni---s getting pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-popped
And North Carolina
[sic] didn't help
See that's the magic of racism; it works on itself
Ni---s hate ni---s hate ni---s hate ni---s hate ni---s hate ni---s...

Also in West's World: On Father's Day, Kim Kardashian West posted some Daddy/Nori Instagrams and wrote, as basically a low-key announcement: 

"Precious moments like this when we were traveling on tour with you are what I live for. You're such a good daddy to North & you will be the best daddy to our new son too!" [insert some well-placed emojis]

So Kimye Junior Pt. 2 is a boy! Which makes Kanye's Watch the Throne track "New Day" newly relevant. Kim also tweeted a kissy Nori/Daddy fote calling Yeezus "a man who is so in love with his daughter" and "such a good dad." Hard to be humble when you're fathering on that Jumbotron.

Lastly in West's World: England's Guardian seems to think 'Ye's Swish album is coming out this fall, like, definitively? Whether that's real or not, London's Sunday Timesculture magazine also had an interview with some amazing, enlightening Yeezy Bits. Here:

"There's things that I think have come off wrong over the past 12 years in how I have resisted the constant being boxed, the constant being put in my place. I've scrammed my way out of it, I've run my way out of it, I've fought my way out of it and I've spit my way into it."

Also some great stuff about termites in there. Above average termite quotes for sure.