Maybe it's because West already transformed urban music from top to bottom
with last year's The College Dropout and in his more recent beats ... Like your
skinny friend who won't shut up about her weight-either love it or leave it alone. ...
On the gratingly folksy "Hey Mama," West comes off like the obedient grandson
who practices piano inside while the bad kids spit ciphers on the block. ... when
he joins the street kids instead of pandering to grandmas, Grammys, and





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