« Last post by emalvick on Today at 10:16:41 AM »
You know, his public appearances outside of music make me sour. As a result, I've not even tried to listen to his music; perhaps I will.
Outside of that, I'm not a huge fan of straight up rap music. I do like music that is more hip-hop oriented (which I take as a bit more danceable), at least the way I separate it in my mind. For instance, I loved the rap music of the 80's and 90's, which I found a bit more fun. Once rap evolved to more gangster rap and represented a conflict I could not identify with, I didn't like it as much although I did like artists like Coolio and LL Cool J. At that time period, I pretty much gave up on rap music with the exception of the Beastie Boys.
More recently, I've give some historically significant artists a chance. I'm mixed on how much I've liked Jay Z. I feel like I should, but I've only found a few songs I like. Eminem I don't like. Outkast has become a favorite for many of their/his albums. And, I really like the Roots. I tried Kendrick Lamar's recent album, which I think is great and should have won the album of the year Grammy, but it isn't for me to listen to on a repeat basis.
So while I don't like Kanye, it is about is actions rather than his music or even rap music in general.