Kanye West Totally Voiced My Generation

…and he’ll voice your shit too whether you agree or not.

“I realize that my place and position in history is that I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice… It’s me settling into that position of just really accepting that it’s one thing to say you want to do it and it’s another thing to really end up being like Michael Jordan.” -Kanye West, The Associated Press

Our favorite Rap Napoleon won’t be considered the voice of shit until he turns off that damn Auto-Tune. Can you believe the nerve on this twisted little nigga? I haven’t heard Kanye’s voice since before the “Lollipop” remix. As far as I can tell, he sounds like T-Pain and draws divine Jeezian inspiration for his lyrics.

Perhaps Kanye is on his way to being the voice coming from the padded cell next to Katt Williams’. Otherwise, I got nothin’.

Living and dying for the spotlight doesn’t make one an authority on anything. I can step out to the curb right now and find an attention-hungry dopefiend who wants an ear to lean on almost as badly as he does the junk. Be assured that no one seeks any of this man’s mentorship, nor would the block consider him a fair representation of community life.

He just like to talk. Sometimes we listen, as it can be quite entertaining to hear him go off about how he had the baddest gators back in ’73 and how great sex was before condoms became mandatory.

I have no numbers to support this, but I think more people look at Mr. West as highly-entertaining gossip blog fodder than they do a mentor of any kind. The kids who consider Kanye a fair representation of themselves are either currently throwing a public temper tantrum or are on a barbiturate break from doing so.

To compare oneself to Michael Jordan, you have to have become a champion somehow–not just have watched His Airness on TV growing up. Aside from selling some records, Kanye hasn’t been champion of shit save for maybe making bizarre and outlandish claims–usually regarding his own prematurely-defined legacy.

I recall Ye’s last attempt at being the current generation’s voice resulting in what the cool kids refer to as an “epic fail.” While I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment, people weren’t exactly lining up to associate with the sweaty palms and crackly voice that nonsensically and inappropriately blurted out political agenda during a televised Katrina fundraiser. George Bush doesn’t care about black people, but that event was about raising money for the still-floating “finders” and “looters” suffering through the effects of a natural disaster. Instead Martin Luther Kanye used the voice that defines our place in history to alienate himself on several levels.

But… he totally speaks for all of us because he’s a champion!*

Negro, please.

If Kanye really wants to be Jordan, he should know that MJ actually hasn’t been the voice of shitever. He’s made it a point to keep his gamblin, cheatin person away from pillars of influence. He let his game and his cologne and his drawers and his batteries and his Ghetto Big Macs and his ability to generate paper speak. That’s all we’ve heard from Mike. It’s worked out best for everyone that way, as over time we’ve learned being “like Mike” would entail life as a gambling and sex addict with piss-poor managerial skills and a repulsive, insufferable egomania.

The more Kanye throws his non-singing voice [into a plastic dick] around, the less effective and influential it will become.

Questions? Comments? Requests? One greater than Stevie Wonder? ron@ronmexicocity.com

*-in his own eyes, didn’t you realize?

  • Pierzy

    The only way Kanye could be make the MJ comparison is if Jordan rushed the court when someone else won the MVP between 1991 – 1998 (excluding 1994 – 1995) and complained and whined to anyone that would listen. And, to my knowledge, Mike never did that – he just decided to win the title instead.

  • http://www.prettypancakes.com amar

    i think i would consider kanye the voice of this generation, or at least its face, because of how he represents what’s going on around him right now.

    Not so much his political activism, but rather everything from blogging, being obsessed with italian fashion, wearing tight jeans and bapes, being openly nerdy, to using autotune. He may not have been the first to do some of these things, and u may not like some of them, but the fact that he is basically a summary of what kids and artists these days are dressing, talking, rapping and blogging like, makes him the voice of this generation. Based on my criteria, Pharrel could easily also be the voice of this generation, but he doesn’t sell enough records.

    http://www.prettypancakes.com

    • Phil

      Ok. Find 10 kids and/or NEW artists following this alleged doctrine right now and maybe you won’t sound so utterly fucking ridiculous. I don’t even 2 kids wearing tight pants, who the hell can even afford BAPEs or Italian fashion beside Pharrell and Kanye when cats are losing jobs and homes, everyone hates Autotune EXCEPT the “artists” using, and who gives a fuck about blogs!?!

      So, in short, GTFOH.

      • http://www.prettypancakes.com amar

        1. personally, i know tons of young ppl, legit or not, blowing their disposable incomes on lv

        2. from lil wayne, to breakers, to hipster rap: tight pants galore

        3. I didn’t say ppl like autotune, i just said ppl are using it like nobody’s business

        4. hip hop blogs and blogs in general are rapidly on the come-up. Look at where ur posting your commets, numb nuts. In terms of rap, Kanye uses it like crazy and the readership i imagine is insane. And when you see everyone from prodigy to jd vlogging and blogging, u know something’s taking off.

        so lick my nuts

        http://www.prettypancakes.com

        • Phil

          “On the come-up”, yeah sure, I’m sure they’re getting the big bucks and as much notoriety as national publications. Keep dreaming. And no one but you gives a fuck about Kanye’s blog.

          Dude, WHO THE HELL BREAKS ANYMORE. No disrespect to the real breakers, but that’s what it is. I have no clue where the fuck you think you coming from with all the tired label shit that no one fucks with.

          And if you really know people who blow money on LV, I feel sorry for you and them cuz y’all must be broke as hell or you just a delusional liar. I think the latter defintely applies to your little dream world of tight pants and world-renwown blogs. Blogs are a fad, idiot. As soon as any of these “writers” gets a real offer from a real publication…fuck a blog.

          And please, no need to recite your daily commands to your two dads every morning. So, again, GTFOH.

    • smashirony

      Kanye :: 2000′s hip hop :: Madonna :: 80s-90s dance music

  • DBlock

    Seriously. When these nigs gonna give you ya own section? Hungh??

    Keep killin em not-so-softly Mex.

  • giantstepp

    “I realize that my place and position in history is that I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice… It’s me settling into that position of just really accepting that it’s one thing to say you want to do it and it’s another thing to really end up being like Michael Jordan.”

    Un-fuckin-believable! Kanye is one arrogant son of a bitch! Dude is ill in the game, but he needs to seriously get a reality check! Who in the fuck is looking at dude for any got damn thing other than a ill track?? You niggas please start speaking on this cause Im lost as hell.

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    T.I. = The King of the South
    Lil Wayne = The Best Rapper Alive
    Kanye West = The Voice of this Generation

    Negro, please!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com Cal

    Well maybe he’s following the lil wayne formula “tell em enough times and their dumb asses start to believe you!” The powers of persuasion are very poweful especially in these fucked up times when dumb kids need someone to look up to.

    • Arcey

      man you’re so dead-on!!!! co-sign a 1000%

  • Detroit P

    “we’ve learned being “like Mike” would entail life as a gambling and sex addict with piss-poor managerial skills and a repulsive, insufferable egomania.”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Wooooow….way to marginalize a Man’s life down to the negative…If only we could be more Ron Mexico-like

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      right. because i hadn’t alluded to the positives, nor are they inherently implied.

      come on, p.

  • anutha_level

    dame dash was once as ego-maniacal as kanye…

    • BIGNAT

      yup thats why he pushed jay to get kanye on the roc. he saw the same level of superhuman asshole inside of kanye that he had in himself. now think if it wasn’t for dame there might not have been a kanye west at least not down with the roc.

      • G2

        “Superhuman asshole”! Great description!

  • DJ Knox

    I’ll be the first to admit that brother Kanye is an egomaniac, byt here’s the painful part(silence), he’s right. XXL, their whole last issue was devoted to a bunch of Kanye kjnck-offs. Asher Roth(college dropout), Wale(shoe-enthusiast), B.O.B.(just look at dude). U can’t be totally mad at dude for this comment. He is the torch-bearer for where music is going, oh and he outsells 50 last year(the previous music icon) then causes Jay(the icon before 50)to push his album back a year…Think about it.

    Ghost!!!

  • capcobra

    remember jay z vol 3….that shit was kinda wack….now think of jay-z the blueprint….kinda classic…now name a new artist better than kanye west?

  • geico lizard

    You are right about jordan, ron. Jordan never stood up for anything and one time a reporter asked him what Dr MLK meant to him and jordan said,” i never met the man”, WTF? Jordan,Tiger Woods and Charles Barkley play at a golf course in san diego every year in a fundraiser for the club and they are paid well for the weekend but that club doesnt allow black or jewish members they dont even allow them to play any other weekend on that course. Jordan and Tiger are the best to ever play their sports and im fans of their work as athletes plus they are filthy rich but if it wasnt for the starch in their shirts i dont know how they would be able to stand because they have no backbones.

    • anutha_level

      no doubt…great points. jordan and barkley have ALWAYS been about the paper, be it gambling or hoopin. even though, barkley has been more outspoken on issues that pertain to minorities than jordan ever has, grant it…he usually went about it the wrong way when expresssing it. tiger could care less either way…

  • BIGNAT

    in katt’s case he needs to do like martin(the comedian) did. leave that oooooooo weeeeeeeeeeeee with the weed man he fucking up. kanye gets no love for what he said during that katrina fund raiser. didn’t he duck that shit for weeks denying he ever said it at all or some shit.

    • anutha_level

      wit katt, i saw that shit comin a while back…a case of too much happenin too fast for him. nicca couldn’t keep up with his new lifestyle. hope homie bounces back tho…

      • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

        word on both counts

  • El Tico Loco

    Eventually Kanye’s ego will get him 50 cented out the game, and it may not be half as graceful.

    As far as Katt, he need to realize that a lot of us just found out his name is not Money Mike.

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      hahahahaha

  • capcobra

    mex…i just kid rock saying “nigga”..in front of luda and some other niguz..is his pass revoked or what?

    • capcobra

      my fault…i just saw kid rock on worldstar calling carson daly a nigga.

  • Vicious Seiger

    Kanye… the voice of our generation? Someone must be smoking that g13?

  • Oneofthemyo’s

    Question(no beyonce nigguz)
    What age group exactly is “this generation” I’m younger than Kanye and apart from his first album being firee(M.O.P) Pimpin dont speak for me,he dont dress like me,he doesnt currently do music I like even though heartless is cool
    I mean really how is this mofucker/dude speaking for n e 1 other than his ego and I personally dont have shit against him!

  • Shawty J

    Yeezy definitely has a bit of ego on him, hell he admits it himself. Despite the fact I’m a big fan of his (though I’m not buying 808s & Heartbreaks, eck) I definitely gotta say he’s not representing anything, he’s not the voice of anything.
    Most of the time we hear Kanye speaking, he’s speaking on himself or his music. If he’s the voice of the young generation, than that would mean all we care about is him.
    That being said, I’m a big fan of Kanye, I dig all of his music (unless it’s auto-tuned) but I have other and more important things on my mind than him.

  • EReal

    life as a gambling and sex addict with piss-poor managerial skills and a repulsive, insufferable egomania.
    ^
    Wow, Kanye IS like Mike!!!

  • avenger xl

    I beleive Kanye reps a lot of what this generation is about.

    1. Brat like I want everything now nature.
    2. Style over substance fashion obssesion
    3. Using the illusion of Nerdiness as the new outsider cool image.
    4. Let’s face it egomania comes with the territory in rap how many rappers say they are the best (No DJ KHALID).
    5. Annoying since that the world owes him something.
    6. Not to mention celebirty craze is at a whole other level these days thus the fascination with this d bags personality.

    Did I mention how cats speak crap into existance like when Weezy F Baby said he was the greatest rapper alive and that started the marketing which earned him this title of raps big new celebrity thus in some folks mind the GRA. Now Ye is making claim to being the voice of a generation I wonder how this will end? I hope it ends better than the Lil Wayne thing because this is all wrong. It is one thing to lay claim to a prize but it is another to not follow ALL of the steps to earn it. We will not know who the full voice of this generation is until the next generation is the it generation so this is all premature and Ye will be in the running because of his position not because he is all ulra talented or ill.