Oh boy, Kanye West has taken aim at legendary music producer Bob Ezrin after the aforementioned questioned the rapper’s level of creativity.
With a list of who’s who on Ezrin’s CV including Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Kiss and Lou Reed, Ezrin wrote a post for music critic Bob Lefsetz’s newsletter on Monday.
In the article, Ezrin intimated that while Kanye has made some great music, he doesn’t consider West to be on the same level as some other artists when it comes to pushing rap music forward to the masses.
Ezrin wrote: “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.” He continued, “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.”
It is quite obvious that Ezrin (who admitted to not having listened to West’s new album The Life Of Pablo) is not impressed with West in the least. During his post he went on to say Kanye is only famous for indulging in “excessive behavior, egomaniacal tantrums and tasteless grandstanding,” also adding, “He’s like that flasher who interrupts a critical game by running naked across the field.”
This unleashed a furious stream of tweets from West, and by the looks of it, he took offence to Ezrin’s comments, big time!
Check out West’s Twitter rant below: