This week is clearly an Art Appreciation Week for me.
I saw this a super long time ago and I was actually pleasantly surprised. Though I find Kanye to be a very talented artist, I wouldn't say that he's the best lyricist or rapper (even though I really do love Ye from the top of his head to the end of his pinky toe). He's an artist, an entertainer, a rapper. And even though rapping can arguably be considered poetry, I really didn't see Mister West as a poet. It wasn't until I saw this clip that I entertained the idea, "hmmm….maybe Ye can do this whole poetry thing…."
Kanye West – Bitter Sweet
In the same evening of YouTubing, I saw this clip of Common's work. I LOVE this piece. I mean as much as I love Common's stuff musically, I strongly believe that even if he wasn't a rapper, had a name of himself an all of that, even if he was just a regla' Joe Schmo getting up to the mic on Def Poetry Jam spitting this SAME piece, I'd still swoon and say, "Move over, Serena. That's my hubby right there!!!"
I think part of the reason I love Common so much (besides his physique which is complimented by the most beautiful almond eyes, and…..) is because he is truly a genius in my eyes. He is super intelligent. I am in love with intelligence. His use of metaphors in his work is just pure genius. He is still pretty slept on in my eyes, but I guess it's true what they say, "ain't nobody interested in learning, but the teacher" –Sister Act 2, lol
Take a listen.
Common - Letter To The Law
I love my Chi-Brethen. *swoons*