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Antisemitism Does Not End Your Career, Bad Music Does: A Vultures Case Study


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Described as their ‘most coherent’ album by Rolling Stone, Vultures I is Ye’s and Ty Dolla $ign’s newest collaboration. Indeed, it is the most coherent, in the sense that you hear a toddler playing with a broken synthesizer in every single song. Critics have talked about the polarizing lyrics and persona that Ye demonstrates. But they’re missing the point: they're mad only because he’s a nazi, we're mad because that shit was ass.

A few eyebrows were raised at the lyrics, but ‘Crazy Bipolar Antisemite/ I’m still the king’ isn’t that bad compared to the sonic dumpster fire that is the last song on the album. In fact, the lyrics really aren’t that big of a deal. You could say that the allusion to Mein Kampf in Vultures is quite artful. Moreover, Ye himself asked the rhetorical question ‘How I’m antisemitic? I just fucked a Jewish bitch.’

Anyway, you tell yourself that, perhaps, the pièce de résistance is ‘Vultures’ or maybe even ‘Carnival’…. Be fucking for real. I’d rather listen to my dentist perform a root canal using some rusty drill. 

Let’s just say Ye might want to leave the yapping, I mean rapping, to the professionals (Bhad Bhabie).