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You are all mistaking seemingly allegorical lyrics for simplicity.

from Power;
We ain’t got nothing to lose, motherfucker we rolling
Huh? Motherfucker we rolling
With some light-skinned girls and some Kelly Rowlands


This is so straight forward, it's hardly anything to call lyrical. It's a quite potent and humorous line though.

from Monster;
Have you ever had sex with a pharaoh?
Put the pussy in a sarcophagus
Now she claiming that I bruised her esophagus


from So Appalled;
Housekeeping, I mean goddamn
One time let it be a bad bitch sweeping


from Runaway;
She find pictures in my e-mail
I sent this bitch a picture of my dick
I don't know what it is with females
But I'm not too good with that shit


from Hell of a Life;
Tell me what I gotta do to be that guy
Said her price go down, she ever fuck a black guy
Or do anal, or do a gangbang


I'm listening to MBDTF now and this is all Yeezus caliber material. The only difference is the verses are longer and Kanye is actually attempting to flow. On Yeezus it sounds more like 808s in the sense that he's just trying to create memorable, catchy lines. This isn't a bad thing at all.

You all are fake for for acting like Yeezus is somehow "lyrically garbage". On neither album is he alluding to anything special, he approaches topics in the same straight forward way. But because you cant look beyond the aesthetics of the album, you're applying meaning to it that isn't there. Or in the case of Yeezus, none at all.
 

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AryaL97 said:
Im gonna take the worst lyrics from each song and make an argument that an album isnt lyrical :oblivious:
These aren't even bad lines.

That fact you perceive them as such shows how wrong your views on lyricism are.
 

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late registration is his best album lyrically, dude has never been a great technical lyricism though. people don't listen to ye expecting nas shit, they listen for amazing production with above average lyrics
 

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please find me a verse on Yeezus with as great imagery as:

When the sun go down it's the magic hour
And outta all the colors that'll fill up the skies
You got green on your mind, I can see it in your eyes
Why you standing there with your face screwed up?
Don’t leave while you're hot that’s how Mase screwed up
Throwing shit around, the whole place screwed up
Maybe I should call Mase so he could pray for us
I hit the Jamaican spot, at the bar, take a seat
I ordered you jerk, she said you are what you eat
You see I always loved that sense of humor
But tonight you should have seen how quiet the room was
The Lyor Cohen of Dior Homme
That's "Dior Homme", not "Dior, homie"
The crib Scarface could it be more Tony?
You love me for me? Could you be more phony?
 

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So you can maybe name, what, 3 songs that are actually above average lyrically as a whole? I've only seen 2 songs mentioned and counting the Power verse you just used that makes a grand total of 3.
 
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