Kanye Doesn’t Write His Own Blog? Shocker!

I tried, but I couldn’t bring myself to give a shit about the fact that Kanye West doesn’t really write his own blog.

The other day, someone from New York magazine asked him about his blogging “process,” so to speak, and Kanye, seemingly unconcerned with whether or not people know he doesn’t write his own blog, was like, “Yeah, I’ve got these two kids who work for me, and I’ll call them and be like, ‘Dude, I just saw some shit I need you to blog about.’”

Keep in mind I’m paraphrasing.

New York magazine was like, “Ha!” I know they’ve had their issues before with Kanye, when he was copying and pasting shit from their site to his blog, without providing any kind of attribution, or a link back, the way Elliott Wilson does when he’s posting on RapRadar (i.e. basically doing the work of a secretary).

Then they basically proved it wasn’t really Kanye, when they caught him somehow posting updates while he was locked up, when he attacked that stalkerazzi. It must not have occurred to the kids who actually do the posts to wait until he was released from the pokey to continue with the charade.

Later, Kanye went out to Hawaii, to finish work on the abortion that is 808s & Heartbreak, and he posted this picture of himself sitting behind a Mac laptop, as if to suggest that he was hard at work blogging. Never mind those updates that were published when he didn’t have access to a computer.

My guess is that he might be self-conscious about his intellectual.ability. Hence naming his first three albums after the fact that he failed to graduate from college. Supposedly, he dropped out of his own volition to pursue a career in music, but anyone who’s ever been to college knows that shit only takes up about three hours a day, maybe 10 weeks a semester, and there’s only 8 semesters. You could blink, and you’d miss it. I’m pretty sure he could have gone to class and still found the time to wantonly pilfer ideas from classic soul records. And that’s not even counting the facts that a) he went to an HBCU, which I’m sure is easier than real college; and b) it was probably free anyway, since his mom (RIP) worked. Shit, if I could take college classes for free, I’d re-enroll faster than you can say 18-22 year-old white girls.

But I digress.

Anyhoo, you’d think I would be pissed that Kanye is pretending to be a blogger, since I really am a blogger, and since I’ve pretty much thrown away my entire 20s at this point sitting behind a computer, insulting people. Then this douche comes along and pretends to do the same thing I’ve been doing, as if he’d really dedicated the time it takes.

I’d probably be a lot more upset, if he was doing anything that showed any kind of literary ability, and people were praising him for his ability to write. That would be more along the lines of plagiarism, whereas what he’s doing is more along the lines of outsourcing. If all you’re doing is posting pictures of things and links to shit, with hardly anything in the way of added value, who gives a shit whether it was you who clicked “publish,” or some guy in Canada?

He could probably do a better job of making it clear that someone else is doing pretty much all of the posts, except for the occasional all caps missive (like that time he ruined Bonnaroo). But if you’re the kind of person who actually reads Kanye’s blog, chances are you wouldn’t give a shit anyway.

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  • dronkmunk

    The FIRST thing that comes to mind is celebs who have ghost-tweeters.

    I guess now we have to find out who the Cyrano behind kanue(no 808s).com is

  • amar

    first of all, i became suspicious when every once in a while there’d be an angry post with bad grammar in all caps…i was confused why he denied it earlier though, that made it kinda obvious…

    secondly, u should actually be happy he has a blog, as a blogger, fake or not. He was the first rapper (prolly only) to really hit it off big with the blog thing…everyone knows now he has a blog. I think he really gave hip hop blogs more exposure. I didn’t really know about or give a shit about sohh before his blog. I still don’t give a shit but…now i know about it i guess…

  • westcoastaggie


    WHATS UP WITH THE BACKHANDED SHOT AT HBCU’S SAYING “he went to an HBCU, which I’m sure is easier than real college”?

    Not cool at all my G, not cool at all.

    • http://xxlmag.com Bol

      I didn’t mean it as an insult per se.

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      Lol @ the Elliot Wilson jab!

      Kanye’s a Dee Bag. He should name his next album “Summer’s Eve”.

      He just made ghostwriting a job to be sought after.

      • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

        LMAO!!! Master D-Bag status my friend

  • Phil Moe

    “he went to an HBCU, which I’m sure is easier than real college”

    Though this statement has some merit….it’s def not a totally true statement.

    Also….he went to Chicago State University, which is NOT a HBCU. I graduated from there so I know. Before you get to talking shit…research your material.

    Phil Moe

    • Master Cheef

      your last name isn’t cock, is it?

      • Eric


  • diggsy

    I would be more shocked if I had found out he actually DOES write his own blog.

  • El Tico Loco

    Since nobody has had the nerve to ask I will.
    Why the week starts with some good ass blogs then by Thursday they come weak? Don’t you know I have to work for real when ya’ll post wack shit, instead of just looking busy?

  • http://xxl All Dae

    who cares?
    But I can understand how a tru blogger can be upset for putting in work and Kanye takes the credit for others work.
    Still isn’t that the chain of command the top takes the credit? He may tell them what to write.

  • Josh

    Kanye’s fake blogs > XXL guest bloggers

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      XXL guest bloggers >>> Josh’s XXL comments

    • Jamal7Mile

      Touche, et tu, Jay? = Bwwhaa haa ha!!!

  • http://colby-sempek.com Ghost

    “Shit, if I could take college classes for free, I’d re-enroll faster than you can say 18-22 year-old white girls.”



  • Jamal7Mile

    Huh, and I thought that Chappelle Show episode w/Puff and Tha Band was just a good joke and nothing more…

    Now I REALLY get that joke!

  • OG Matt Herbz

    Man, if I’m not checking for Kanye’s music, then I’m obviously not checking for that nigga’s blog. That’s just playing it safe.

    I became suspect of this type of activity back when rapper’s MySpace pages were popping up. I’m I really to believe that my comment about a picture of Raekwon was actually approved by The Chef himself?

    Well, he later called me directly on my cell and told me he had approved it, but that he usually has one of his little cousins doing that shit. Now you know…

    Besides, isn’t that the point of Twitter? –Drop like 2 sentences and that’s considered a post?

    –OG Matt Herbz–

  • Superstar Extraordinaire

    “…I’d re-enroll faster than you can say 18-22 year-old white girls”

    hilarious ass shit dude for real….on a serious note, growing up I had mostly black and latina girls….then I graduated high school in 08 and I went to college and damn…..them white girls look good

  • ROCstar

    listen, i dont like how ppl rag on kanye so much these days. is he egotistical? yes. can he be a douchebag? sure. but lets not forget that he is really IS one of the most influential musicians of this decade. My case:

    -helped craft two (un)disputed classic, “The Blueprint” and “Be”
    -produced several number one singles
    -discovered a potentially GREAT rapper (lupe) and a GREAT singer (john legend)
    -resurrected a legend in Common
    -and oh yea, created:
    2 classic CDs (dropout and graduation imo)
    1 really good one (late reg.)
    1 really creative one (808s – i like it but understand if some1 doesnt…)

    in synopsis, hate the man if u want but dont take away from his resume.

    are there better rappers? of course. are there better producers? perhaps. but if it sounds like im a kanye fanboy, deal with it: i like good music and as far as im concerned, no has done it better overall than ‘ye this decade.

  • FPL

    Matthew did you call Kanye a Nigga?…

    Bol come get your whiteboy…he’s getting outta pocket.

    • OG Matt Herbz

      What’s the probl…Ohhh…I see–It should have read:

      “then I’m obviously not checking for that cunt’s blog.”

      Thanks, G.

      –OG Matt Herbz–

  • FPL

    Yeah that sounds a lil better, thanks matthew

  • Eric

    somebody please file this shit under the official “Who Gives a Flying Fuck!” department.

    By the way, everybody who complains about music, its “news” like this that allows people to make some wack music. I was feeling 808′s, but most people were not. When shit like this makes the news, you’re just giving ‘Ye something stupid to rap about because he thinks people care about it enough for it to be on the top hip hop magazine’s website.

    Stop the madness!

  • $ykotic

    Damn Bol I had more fun reading the comments!

  • Jhon da Analyst

    I’d rather go to DeVry than go to an HBCU……

  • Rae Tha Great

    Kanye got the best blog site anyway it goes so what. PEACE

  • http://www.adamfangman.com Adam

    Once again, something you’ve been saying all along with no proof turns out to be true.

    • Master Cheef

      well said, really makes you wonder about the extent of byron’s insightfulness.

      Keep exposing the truth, Byron Crawford.

  • Courtney Jones

    It really doesn’t come as a surprise really. It makes me question how many celebrities are really actually involved in the mass media of blogging.

    But one thing I would like to address in your blog is the reference you made about Kanye going to an HBCU. An HBCU is actually a “real” college. What else would it be. And contrary to belief, depending on what you’re studying, it can be very difficult for an individual. So it’s really not fair to say that, because an institution is an HBCU, that its curriculum is going to be easier.

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