Monday, August 02, 2010

The Black Image in the White Mind: Kanye West and James Brown

I just happened to be on one of my usual intellectual procrastination sessions while working on my dissertation Sunday afternoon and came across a blog, "HYPETRAK" that had a series of video clips of Kanye West performing new tunes from his highly anticipated fifth album, which is originally titled as "Good Ass Job"(West recently announced on Twitter that he was changing album name). West performed acapella at the Facebook Headquarters in Palo Alto, California (July 27). Initially I thought, "Hey, this is a helluva PR move!" Who wouldn't think that, right? What better place for PR than going to Facebook Headquarters. It's a far cry from West's infamous Taylor Swift incident that drew national, if not international ire. As a fan of Kanye's music, I had to check out to see what Mr. West was going to do.

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