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‘Monster’ Gives Credence To Kanye’s Off-The-Wall Praise
It was a spit-take worthy sound bite heard all across the music blogs. During an early August interview with NYC’s Hot 97 radio personality Angie Martinez, Kanye West dropped this eyebrow-raising gem about hip-hop’s it-girl of the moment. “The scariest artist is definitely Nicki Minaj…And I think she has the most potential out of everyone to be the #2 rapper of all time…” Yes, it was an audacious and far fetched proclamation about an artist who hasn’t even released a full album yet. But when you listen to “Monster,” you begin to understand Ye’s seemingly drug-addled vision.
When you manage to 1) Take a song’s dark subject matter to empowering heights; 2) Make Jigga, one of the most respected and feared MC’s of all-time, sound like an afterthought; 3) Still find time to inject a little smart-ass humor with sly lines like, “Just killed another career, it’s a mild day;” and 4) Ride the beat with the effortless skill of a 22-year-old Snoop Dogg on The Chronic—Kanye’s ridiculous statement sounds like the future gospel.