For those who enjoy the cult of Kanye West, this is heaven. For those who hate the cult of Kanye, this is hell. Regardless of where you fall on the Kanye enjoyment-spectrum, Kanye West’s “New Testament” is easily the most masturbatory thing you’ll listen to… ever. It’s a mash-up of Kanye soundbites for 30+ minutes, with Yeezy yammering on about how he’s “a creative genius” and “a god” and “Warhol” and “Shakespeare in the flesh” and all the other egotistical bullshit we’ve heard Kanye spew over the last couple years. Yes, Kanye… You are Andy Warhol, Walt Disney, and Steve Jobs rolled into one. For example:
Did I not become the biggest rock star on the planet? Did I not influence all musicians? Did I not go and get the exact girl that I want? Did I not start my family? Did I not ruffle the feathers of two presidents?
It’s set to Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood’s score from “There Will Be Blood,” which is oddly fitting. There is crazy and then there is Kanye crazy, which is pretty much screaming “DRINK MY MILKSHAKE” to a crowd of no one.
I can’t wait for South Park to lampoon this.