One thing prevalent throughout Ye's albums is that despite him clearly having a huge ego, he has a level of self awareness and heart that makes him more relatable to the average hip hop fans (most of which will never reach the level of wealth and stunt Ye and Jay flaunt so freely). Around Jay-Z it's like he feels as though he has to put that said awareness in a box and be as obnoxious as possible; It's almost as if around Jay he gets super drunk and then goes through his writing/recording process. Hova of course comes off well as an egomaniac because that's his lane; he has a certain calm to him that makes it come off as more respectable in a sense. Ye' sounds more pretentious (his strongest suit has always been when he is being introspective about his ego making him come off as more forgiving) thanks to the lack of "cool" per say; he is not the artist that needs to be talking shit so arrogantly and ignorantly right now. He honestly sounds kinda dumb at times.
This I agree with so you can negate my OP.Xavmatic said:I think the media fiascos, and personal life has turned Yeezy to seem to value lifes material things over lifes values.
After all its pretty much all hes got as of this moment in time, if he dwelled on it too much we'd be getting 808s and Heartbreak vol 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and beyond. His lifeline right now is pretty much attempting to put that shit behind him anyway possible, even if that means seemingly becoming some sort of shell of who he was.
I'm not blaming Jay either, hes a business man and not one of the most straight forward men in the world but i doubt it would be in his interests to corrupt someone who most people trust to be his friend.
Luckily Kanye still has that morality, self-awareness and willingness to change, otherwise we wouldnt havent had the themes of decadence and corruption on MBDTF. And tracks like New Day are there to prove that he does care.
Until his solo-albums degenerate into insecure ramblings of "imma fuck yo bitch niggaahhh imma fuck yo bitch ****** i dont really care niggahhhh" I'll always have hope for him.