Kanye West The Life of Pablo

[GOOD/Def Jam; 2016]

Rating: 3/5

Styles: topology of monstrosity, spatial logics, mass clinic
Others: Pablo

The Life of Pablo

Yeezy Season 3 (07 15 18 19 36)
Kanye West

13th Amendment (Amendment XIII) to the Album of the Life

Section 1.
“Oceanic dawn at the center of my life, waves like grapes, the sky’s solitude, you fill me and flood the complete sea, the undiminished sky, tempo and space, sea foam’s white battalions, the orange earth, the sun’s fiery waist in agony”
– Pablo Neruda

Section 2.
“Today it’s another landscape in this Sunday at the end of the month of March 1942 in Paris the silence is so great that the songs of the tame birds are like little flames you can see. I am desperate But let it be”
– Dora Maar to Pablo Picasso

Section 3
“To my shame I must say that we have been weak by comparison. But in whatever respect anyone else is bold — I speak in foolishness — I am just as bold myself”
– Corinthians 11:21-29



1
Ultralight Beam, 2016
Guitar w/ Volume Pedal, Natalie Is Great, The Monstrosity of Christ, Chance the Rapper, The-Dream, Mary J. Blige, Kirk Franklin.

Ultra Light Beams are directional projections of light energy radiating from a light source — a line that is perpendicular to the light’s wavefronts; its tangent is collinear with the wave vector, its tangent is a foot on the Devil’s neck ‘til it drifts to Pangaea.


2
Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1, 2016
Pastor T.L. Barrett, Kid Cudi, The Father, The Son, and The Bleached Asshole:

What did thy only Son endure Before I drew my breath! What pain, what labour, to secure My soul from endless death! An acid is applied to a freshly waxed anus and rubbed in. An’-us: (A, Annous, B, Anniouth, C, Annus, D, [the King James Version] Anus): One of the Levites who interpreted the law to the people (1 Esdras 9:48). Tyr(anus).


3
Pt. 2, 2016
Street Fighter II, Desiigner, Caroline Shaw

“I cried writing this. I love my Dad,” or “The same problem my father had,” or “For the Love of the Father & The Paternal Metaphor.” Le nom du père (the name of the father), le non du père (the no of the father), and les non-dupes errent (the non-dupes err). The Phallacy of the Father as the legislative and prohibitive function; The Name-of-the-Father as the fundamental signifier that permits signification to proceed normally; The Phallacy of Father conferring identity and position on the subject within the symbolic order; The Phallacy of the Father as the signifier of Oedipal prohibition.
Black X6, Phantom.
White X6, killing on camera.


4
Famous, 2016
Rihanna, Swizz Beats, Sister Nancy, Nina Simone
whoo!, whoo!, whoo!, whoo!, whoo!

“I’m intimidated by the fear of being average.”
– Taylor Swift

“Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say that you’re crazy.”
– Taylor Swift

“I think people inspire me the most. If I meet a person who is incredibly complex, and all of a sudden, I start thinking in rhymes, that person could be a muse.”
– Taylor Swift

Goddamn, Talk that Talk.


5
Feedback, 2016
Kanye West

“With noise is born disorder and its opposite: the world. With music is born power and its opposite: subversion. In noise can be read the codes of life, the relations among men. Clamour, Melody, Dissonance, Harmony; when it is fashioned by man with specific tools, when it invades man’s time, when it becomes sound, noise is the source of purpose and power, of the dream — music.”
– Jacques Attali


6
Low Lights, 2016
Kings of Tomorrow

No matter what you’ve been through or where you’ve been he’s always there, with his arms open wide accepting me for who I am and I love him so much, I couldn’t do it without him I wouldn’t want to. I’m crying now, it feels so good to be free, to be accepted for who you are and loved no matter what, oh lord thank you, you are the joy of my life.
And Fear, and Trembling.
Our Knight of Faith.
Our Teleological Suspension of the Ethical.
Our Exordium.
Our Knife.
Stupid boy, do you think I am your father? I am an idolater. Do you think it is God’s command, no it is my desire….” But Abraham said softly to himself, “Lord God in heaven, I thank you; it is better that he believes me to be a monster than that he should lose faith in you…


7
Highlights, 2016
Young Thug, El Debarge, The-Dream, Louis Farrakhan

Becoming-the-dick-with-Go-Pro:

“A kind of order or apparent progression can be established for the segments of becoming in which we find ourselves; becoming-woman, becoming-child, becoming-animal, -vegetable, or -mineral; becoming-molecular of all kinds, becoming-particles.” – Gilles Deleuze

HERO4 Session packs the power of GoPro into our smallest, lightest, most convenient camera yet, featuring a rugged and waterproof design, easy one-button control, revolutionary battery efficiency, 1080p60 video and 8MP photos.

Becoming-Rich
Becoming-Paradigm
Becoming-Fruit-of-Islam
Becoming-Farrakhan
Becoming-Equinox
Becoming-Bankrupt


8
Freestyle 4, 2016
Goldfrapp, Travis Scott, Desiigner

Question: would everybody start fuckin’?


9
I Love Kanye, 2016
Kanye West


10
Waves, 2016
Chris Brown, Theophilus London

LIGO Opens New Window on the Universe with Observation of Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes
WASHINGTON, DC/Cascina, Italy

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos. Gravitational waves carry information about their dramatic origins and about the nature of gravity that cannot otherwise be obtained. Physicists have concluded that the detected gravitational waves were produced during the final fraction of a second of the merger of two black holes to produce a single, more massive spinning black hole. This collision of two black holes had been predicted but never observed. The gravitational waves were detected on September 14, 2015 at 5:51 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (09:51 UTC) by both of the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors, located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington, USA.


11
FML, 2016
The Weeknd, Section 25

Freud’s Mexico:
Remember that last time in Mexico
Remember that last time, the episode
Asking me why the hell I text in code
Four times that you say don’t text me hoe
Told you four times, don’t test me, hoe
Now we finna lose all self-control
But you ain’t finna be raising your voice at me
Especially when we in the Giuseppe store
But I’mma have the last laugh in the end.

FML
Go ahead and fuck my life up.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.


12
Real Friends, 2016
Ty Dolla $ign, Whodini



13
Wolves, 2016
Frank Ocean, etc.

The rings all ring out
Burn out, cave in
Blackened to dark out
I’m mixed now, fleshed out
There’s light with no heat
We cooled out, it’s cool out
Life is precious
We found out


14th Amendment (Amendment XIV) to the Album of the Life

Section 1.
Thou Album Shalt Include: “Silver Surfer Intermission,” “30 Hours,” “No More Parties In LA,” “Facts (Charlie Heat Version),” “Fade,” furthermore any 3/5 review of The Life of Pablo is hitherto EUREKA! and a 5/5.
– Another Pablo

Section 2.
“I’m a decent man who exports flowers” OR “Sometimes I am God, if I say a man dies, he dies that same day.”
– Pablo Escobar

Section 3
“What is an artist? An imbecile who only has eyes, if he is a painter, or ears if he is a musician, or a lyre in every chamber of his heart if he is a poet, or even, if he is a boxer, just his muscles? Far from it: at the same time he is also a political being, constantly aware of the heartbreaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. How could it be possible to feel no interest in other people, and with a cool indifference to detach yourself from the very life which they bring to you so abundantly? No, art is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.”
– Pablo Picasso

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