Essays on Kanye

The beauty of Kanye West rapping "No way, José" on Big Brother

The beauty of Kanye West rapping "No way, José" on Big Brother

I know this might seem like a nothing moment, but it really marks the beauty of Kanye West's abilities as a storyteller when he says "Translate, e...

How Kanye West Interpolates Common's I Used to Love H.E.R. in Homecoming

If you're a Kanye West fan, then the opening lines of Common's first verse of I Used to Love H.E.R. should sound familiar: I met this girl when I...

How Kanye West's Otis Redding sample on Gone represents his fraught relationship with music

Gone opens with Otis Redding's beautiful voice singing some familiar words: Wished I had told ooh was (the) only one (uh oh!)But it's too late, it...

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Travis Bean

Travis is the Associate Editor at 10 Missions Media. Co-founder of and critic at the movie analysis site Film Colossus. Former news editor at Waverly Newspapers. Lives in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Top 3 Kanye tracks: Lost in the World, Waves, I'm In It

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