‘Ye Tudda Goes ‘Back To The Future’…


The McFlys are about to drop…

What if I told you that KanYe West’s new album was from the future? Would you even believe me? Or would you accuse me of hyperbolic Stanism? Would you tell me that I was paid to write that, or would you say that I had become a ‘Ye Tudda dickrider [ll]. One of you is likely to say one, or all of these things by the end of this drop. Well anyhoo, here it is real quick. If you don’t copp ‘Graduation’ on September 11th you should prah’lee just go kill yourself. Go huff a gallon of paint, stick a hooker’s bedazzled stiletto in your eye socket and put you head in your momma’s oven. Kill yourself because you are killing Hip-Hop.

The new ‘Ye Tudda album is a soulful spaceship that is built to take you away from the knowledge that your credit is all fucked the fuck up, your car got repo’d and your rent is a month late. It’s the type of shit to make you want to get to your job an hour early, and your job sucks. It’s definitely drugs. You would agree with me if you had the experience that I just did while listening to the entire album previewed in a blacked out theatre. I walked out of the theatre realizing that some people come from the future to try to help us all get back there with them.

Let me go back into the past for a second… Several years ago I sat in the audience for a taping of the Def Poetry show. The host, Mos Def, introduced KanYe West as the “future of Hip-Hop”. What?!? Nigga please! This rap cat was part of the Roc-A-Fella movement and he wasn’t really even a rapper, but a producer. He recited his verse from ‘The Wire’. At the time what I didn’t know about this dude was that he was really all fucked up behind that car accident, but his resolve to rise above it was that much greater. So much so that he would do anything he had to do to become a success in the industry. There is nothing in the game worth more than a monster work ethic. Any game. When you add talent to that work ethic you go from being an important role player, like a Dennis Rodman, into a superstar, like Michael Jordan. KanYe West is the Michael Jordan of this rap shit, because he makes the dudes that play with him[ll] into superstars. Just look at the music he gave Jigga and Cam’Ron. He did for Common what Dilla couldn’t do. Would anyone even care about Lupe, Rhymefest or Cons without their association with ‘Ye Tudda?

Fast forward to the present, which actually requires me to rewind since it happened yesterday, but just stay with me. Shouts to my homeys at ThnkTank Marketing, whose peoples at SOHH (the competition at XXL Mag Dot Com) extended the notice to me of the ‘Ye Tudda listening experience. The RSVP on the flier was deaded days ago. There was no way I was going to win on this one. Oh well, I guess I would just grab an order of wings and fried rice and come back to my apartment and watch some cartoons. But wait, I know some people. And they know some other people. Shouts to FB and H.O. who have this online video shit OnSmash. And with my nigga Young Pistol in the building I was on the list bitches. Not only do I get to hear the most anticipated album of the year, but on Universal Music’s dime which included top shelf open bar free popcorn and some of the sexiest Blasian broads interning in the music business (Sony BMG show me what you got). I came to the spot twisted already after puffing some that *cough, cough* you already know. Kids, drugs are bad (in a Mr. Mackey voice), but when you are zoning out to music, it is all good.

As the music starts inside the theatre a smoke machine propels billows through the room. The light show was crazy, while clips from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Akira, Sailor Moon and motherfucking Tron videos played on the screen. If ‘Ye Tudda could deliver these visuals along with his CD it would already be game over. The music though is what I came for. There are some tracks on the album that are just ridiculous. The best was saved for last. The song ‘Big Brother’ was a tribute to Jay-Z that was serious, heartfelt and deep. It was the defining moment of the album without question. It made me realize how deep the bonds were that had brought everyone on the Roc label together. The experiences of traveling the world the first time will never be replaced. ‘Ye Tudda still has love for Jay, Dame and everyone from the Roc, but now he is moving on.

‘Graduation’ might be ‘Ye Tudda’s most soulful album ever. He’s created so many fucking anthems on this album it’s bananas. The ingredients seem to be mixing soul music with content from the soul. It’s not possible not to feel this nigga [ll]. I told you ‘Big Brother’ was the crowning achievement. You already know ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothing’ is a realer theme song than ‘I Get Money’. At least for me it is. “La, la, la, la, wait ‘til I get my money right.” You gonna fucks with the joints ‘Drunk and Hot Girls’, ‘Champion’ and ‘Everything I Am’. My favorite joint was called ‘Flashing Lights’, and embarrassingly enough in the Q & A afterwards KanYe said that was the song for the ladies. Ouch! Well, I know a hit when I hear one, and that shit is the pop. I was a little disappointed at first to know that the album had no skits, but ultimately that is what made the joint dope too. It’s all soul music. No poorly acting rappers or rappers acting poor. This might be one of the realest albums ever made. It’s also worth my sixteen bucks or whatever it is the Virgin Megastore is going to charge my ass. Funny story, true story is that the last album I was this amped to buy before it hit the shelves was ‘Get Rich Or Die Trying’.

39 Responses to “‘Ye Tudda Goes ‘Back To The Future’…”

  1. Enigmatik says:

    les internets are confirming what you have written.

  2. gaberockka says:

    I would never rock the McFly’s…it seems kind of silly to put them out at all…

  3. i Fux says:

    Word I have been hearing nothing but good things. I remember seeing Kanye on the College Dropout promo circuit at the 4th and B(small venue) and he performed the whole fucking album and since then I have been a fan, I could care less of all the ghey shit he does because in the end if the music pops and and it hits me thats all that matters, Word to Spaceships!

  4. the_dallas says:

    This drop is about ‘Ye Tudda’s new album.

    And yes, you would be the first to raock a pair of McFlys if they came with an exclusive MahaRishi tee. Don’t even front.

  5. Amadeo says:

    Jesus Christ Monkey Balls…does this mean Curtis will have to shut the hell up?

  6. gaberockka says:

    you got me on that one hahah

    if this album is really that good then think of the implications…for one, there would never be another fisty scent album again, if he meant what he said about quitting rap if ‘ye outsold him…

  7. Seriously, I hope that people are seeing through the marketing and looking for quality music. I’m sick as fuck of people buying an album of horseshit just to say they have it, like everybody else.

    Kanye is a real talent. I still bump that shit off Jermaine Dupri’s “Life in 1472” featuring JD and Nas – which Kanye produced. It was quality. And it came before “Money Ain’t a Thing” in album sequence. That means it was “Good.”

    Fif-Tee is a rich dude, and he’s smart, but he’s all marketing. Marketing is the death of artistry. There’s going to be no breakthrough music on “Curtis”. On the real, nothing would make me happier than if Cam’ron, Lil’ Wayne and Game all leaked diss songs two weeks before “Curtis” drops. Sure, Fif-Tee may have planned for such activity, but in the current environment, he can’t really activate his base more than he already has.

    I’m tired of Gangsta Rap with no real substance. Bring back NWA’s “Alwayz Into Somethin”. Or shut the fuck up.


    “The Underwriter”
    (the blog has been on hiatus; coming soon after my 30th birthday. I’m a beast; I’m a dog)

  8. Mitchy Slick has that NWA type swag,[||] jic

  9. Candice says:

    If it means Fisty leaving the industry, I was prepared to get it anyway.

  10. By the way Kanye Just Leaked [||]

  11. omegaSB says:


  12. omegaSB says:

    download finished…..bbl

  13. the_dallas says:

    i Fux aka Etheraldinho,
    hit me with that link ASAP

  14. mkithrt says:

    Shut the fuck up!!! Why am I at work????

    I’m fixin to get a ticket on my way home.

  15. omegaSB says:

    Wow…Barry Bonds has very refreshing arrangement …the tempo of the drum fills every 6 bars is somewhat nuts.

  16. omegaSB says:

    ….alright nvm “weezy f baby ” fucked it up

  17. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91GTUf7dkGQ

    ^^ You can listen to the good life in full here if you cant download it

  18. J™ says:

    Good post big wholeme

  19. Skeeter Valentine says:

    Kanye is pretty good. Only version i’ve heard of the kanye that leaked was clean and i dont agree with that.

  20. wax says:

    I predict 3.5 million

  21. FatBoY says:

    I don’t know what’s better

    Getting laid or Getting Paid

    I just know when I’m gettin one

    The other’s getting away

  22. Cashus Clay says:

    This is a gonna be the album of the year Kanye Lyrics are finally matching his production value And hes keeping hood in his pink polo

  23. enigmatik says:

    Graduation is….dare I say….the album of the year (from all the albums that I’ve heard that is).

    “Good Life” and “Everything I Am” are my jams…along w/”Can’t Tell Me Nothing” and “Barry Bonds.”

  24. the_dallas says:

    Flashing Lights and Homecoming are crazy mayne.

  25. Bare Arms says:

    Nice drop….two tone candy paint with 22’s…I hate being a yuppie, but I’ve clearly bought into the Kanye hype…”did you realize that you were a champion in there eyes”…


  26. Thor says:

    Kanye did create a masterpiece!

  27. Eloheem * says:

    I dig Kanye….Heard the album last night its dope but IMHO its not that ground breaking. My favorite joint was Big Brother which was similar to the song Game made about Dre. Man Krushes are the new in thing I guess.

    I strongly disagree with your assesment that Common is better off with Kanye. Artistically Electric Circus was on some back to future ish 4 real. If you really want to Blast off Smoke Kush and listen to the Slum Village Trinity album.

  28. Eloheem * says:

    I would absolutley Rock the McFly’s… Damn what the peoples say.

    RIP Jay Dilla

  29. Sangano says:

    dall hit me up with that link duN!

  30. Lion XL says:

    not to shit on nobody’s parade but you EF’ers are the part of the reason almost hip hop died last year (its still on life suopport though), I hope that some of you will at least go out and when the album it drops, other wise next year we may see a MIMS sophmore release.

    ok…now that that’s out of the way….who has the current link?;)

  31. Lion XL says:

    damn…cough..smoked to much..disregard that last post, I am obviosly in no shape to be writing…left out 50 like million words

  32. Eloheem * says:

    What it is Lion!

    You either smoking that good strand or typing on that ill conceived iphone Qwerty key pad.

  33. Album is the shit. I was on the freeway coming from my broad’s house at 3 am with a blunt and realized that this is his best work, no question.

  34. Randall says:

    killin me DP.. I gotta wait.

  35. Rzwrong says:

    I’m confused?? Last time I checked (A while ago). DP was no fan of Kanye. When did this change?

  36. the_dallas says:

    ^ While you were away (losing, no doubt) ‘Ye Tudda came through and did a guest editing stint.

  37. test says:


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