Kanye Blasts Veteran Record Producer For Hating His Album

Bad review sends Kanye into a rant.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Another day, another Kanye rant. This time the target of his fury is veteran rock producer Bob Ezrin who blasted the rapper and his new album The Life of Pablo. 

In his critique for music industry newsletter the Lefsetz Letter, Ezrin ponders Kanye's social relevance--comparing him to Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore and even M.C. Hammer. “Unlike other creators in his genre like Jay Z, Tupac, Biggie or even M.C. Hammer for that matter, it’s unlikely that we’ll be quoting too many of Kanye’s songs 20 years from now,” Ezrin writes in the newsletter. "He didn’t open up new avenues of public discourse like NWA, or introduce the world to a new art form like Grandmaster Flash, or even meaningfully and memorably address social issues through his music like Marshall, Macklemore and Kendrick.” 

Of course, Kanye wasn't having it. "I’m tired of old people that have no connection with anything trying to comment on music!," he tweeted. Ezrin has worked with artists like Alice Cooper and Pink Floyd. "Bro you said Macklemore was more important musically than me… no offense to Macklemore, he’s a nice human being!" Then Kanye turned his anger personal, yelling at Ezrin's kids and offering to buy them sneakers. "Your kids are ashamed of their dad… Sorry for speaking about kids… but could you imagine if you were Bob Ezrin’s kids…"

The Lefsetz Letter is a music industry newsletter by veteran Bob Lefsetz, which many argue hasn't been relevant for years. The biggest question in all of this, is why Kanye reads reviews of himself in an outdated newsletter and why does he care what it says?

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