My iPod #171: Kanye West – Celebration

While we all wonder on what Kanye was thinking when he was about to shoot the video for “Bound 2”, it seems quite fitting that today’s song is one of his most underrated from arguably his second best album.

“Celebration” from “Late Registration” is a track where Mr. West actually sounds like he is having fun, and not trying to prove a point about how awesome he is, or how people should gaze and bow at his presence whenever he walks into a room. He may not rap about that last part explicitly, but he might as well do.

No, “Celebration” is a good ol’ mid-noughties hip-hop track about appreciating the good times we share with one another. It actually shows us that Kanye could be funny too; the line where he tells his ‘child’ that he was a mistake because he didn’t use protection, but then saves it by calling it his ‘favourite accident’? That’s priceless.


Author: Jamie Kyei Manteaw

An English student at Coventry University who spends most days listening to music (old and new) and reading and writing about it, however informal it may be. And studying too, obviously.

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