Kanye West, Hip Hop Artist Or Professional Trash Talker?

first_imgIt’s hard to decide what Kanye West is more talented at, producing music or gossip. Going off about Taylor Swift, Pink, and his perceptions of racism in the music industry Kanye was secretly recorded at while having dinner after leaving Radio City Music Hall on the night of the 2009 VMA’s. While there is no way to prove 100% that it is Kanye speaking, the voice is pretty unmistakable. Sounding like a jealous prima donna, Kanye rants about not being chosen over Pink to preform at the MTV Music Awards and claiming that because he wrote his “Run This Town” verse in two days, Taylor Swift should never win over Beyonce, a classically illogical Kanye West thought progression.We already know Kanye has an ego bigger than his house so it hardly comes as a surprise that he harbors bitter resentment towards other’s success and blames it on the color of his skin.The transcript (or those parts which were legible) of the audio is as follows:I’d rather just let the [inaudible] speak for itself. You know, it’s like, I was happy to be in a situation where people couldn’t say, oh, I was trying to promote my own song. For the times that I’ve, like, defended myself… [Tape break] I’m pushing the envelope! I wrote my fuckin’ ‘Run This Town’ verse for a fuckin’ month! When I heard Eminem’s verse on the Drake shit, I went back and rewrote my shit for two days. I canceled appointments to rewrite! I fuckin’ care! You know what I’m saying? And that’s what I’m saying. Because I did that, Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyoncé! Because I wrote my verse in two days, Taylor Swift cannot beat Beyoncé. As long as I’m alive! And if I’m alive, kill me then! Kill me then! As long as I’m alive, you gon’ have to deal with it. ‘Cause there ain’t gonna be no more motherfucking Elvises with no James Browns.[A female voice asks, “Why are you so angry? What’s the anger?”] Because my mother got arrested for the fuckin’ sit-ins. My mother died for this fame shit! I moved to fuckin’ Hollywood chasing this shit. My mother died because of this shit. Fuck MTV.It ain’t no love. What the fuck was Pink performing? Don’t nobody know that song. Pink performed twice! Two songs? How the fuck Pink perform two songs and I didn’t even get asked to perform “Heartless.” “Heartless” is the biggest song of the year! It had the most spins of the first quarter! I don’t know that Pink song! But I noticed that she’s pink! They put me in a fuckin’ room and [inaudible – maybe “projected it”].[A male voice asks, “How the fuck did Eminem get the Best Hip-Hop song in 2008?”] Eminem won Best Video! Rap Video! Yo, when he wont that shit, I was so happy. I was so happy I [unclear – “ran all this shit,” maybe]. I said, “Nigga, I’m gon’ do this until y’all put a bullet in my head. I’m runnin’ up to y’all, put a…” [tape cuts].Listen Here:last_img read more

Eugena “Gena” Mae Currie

first_imgEugena “Gena” Mae Currie, 88, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Azalea Trails Assisted Living in Tyler, Texas. Gena was born June 27, 1928 in Berwick, Pennsylvania to the late Floyd and Irene Creveling. Gena was a life time member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Port Arthur. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy “Leo” Currie. Gena is survived by her son, Jimmy “Jim” Currie and his wife, Jenny; daughter, Genie Hallmark and husband Jack; and one granddaughter, Holly Champagne. A gathering of friends and family will be held Monday, November 7, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m., at Oak Bluff Memorial Park.last_img