Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Kanye West Snipes at Taylor Swift and Goes Off on Music Producer Bob Ezrin

Kanye West made a veiled swipe at longtime rival Taylor Swift during aTwitter rant tonight, writing "I made Dark Fantasy and Watch the Throne in one year and wasn’t nominated for either and you know who has 2 albums of the year." 

Kanye West Snipes at Taylor Swift and Goes Off on Music Producer Bob Ezrin
The bulk of his rant was directed at music producer and keyboardist Bob Ezrin. The musician, who is best known for his work with classic rock acts like Kiss, Alice Cooper, and Phish, recent penned a harsh critiqueof West's musicianship, writing that his production was "sophomoric at best," and that he hadn't contributed anything important to the hip-hop genre. 

"Instead Kanye’s greatest achievements have been in the form of excessive behavior, egomaniacal tantrums and tasteless grandstanding,” he wrote. "What he is a true artist at is living his life out loud – and shoving it down the throats of the rest of us whether we give a shit or not. He’s like that flasher who interrupts a critical game by running naked across the field. Is that art???”

West was clearly not pleased with his critique, tweeting "has anybody ever heard of Bob Ezrin???" and lashing out at his perceived irrelevance to modern music. "Bob, please never speak in public again," he wrote. "You are everything that is wrong with the old guard." He even dragged his kids into it, saying that he would "send them free Yeezys to make up for the embarrassment that you have caused your family."