STFU and enjoy the greatness of the greatest artist of all time. Yeezy’s words, not ours.
Everyone in this world knows that Kanye West is kind of an egomaniac d-bag. In The Life of Pablo, the rapper demonstrates an unprecedented show of self-awareness in the 44-second track “I Love Kanye”, which has lines like, “I love you like Kanye loves Kanye”. While much has been said about the problematic lyrics present throughout the album, there’s no denying the quality of the music here.
The album is filled with cameos by Rihanna, Chance the Rapper and the Weeknd, and Kanye does what he does best – bust rhymes and lay down killer beats. Is it a great album? Most definitely. But as feminists, there are just so many conflicting feelings about liking this piece of work.
Need some music to go with your asanas? Alicia Pan recommends three albums to play during yoga practice.
Alicia Pan is a singer-songwriter. Check out her music at www.aliciapanofficial.com. She’s also the owner of Yoga Movement (www.yogamovement.com). Follow her on Instagram at @Alicia_Pan.
LATE NIGHT TALES: BONOBO
Perfectly sampled and tastefully produced, this is an excellent down-time mix that’s perfect for feeling awakened, yet not over-the-top charged with adrenaline. I like to play this album while teaching my classes.
CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON
From the vocal melody lines to instrument solos to production quality, this album from the future soul outfit has it all. This is my current favourite – it’s my go-to album for everything I do, even for days when I am feeling blue.
Blu & Exile
GIVE ME MY FLOWERS WHILE I CAN STILL SMELL THEM
This is best for when I am in a contemplative state. One of the best things about this album is the eclectic use of samples and vocal samples in general. My favourite track is "Ease Your Mind".