What makes it so incredible is that listening to that album gives me the feeling I’ve had after listening to all the past great albums. Think about the first time you heard Midnight Marauders or Reasonable Doubt or 36 Chambers. It’s hard to take those feelings, sound subject matter and passion- all of those ingredients- and take it a step further. It’s stupid.
That’s Gee Roberson, one of the A&R directors for Roc-A-Fella at the height of its powers and now one of the co-executives of Hip Hop Since 1978, a management group that deals with Weezy, Jeezy AND Yeezy, along with Drake and a bunch of other high-octane rappers.
You might say “well, that’s his job to hype projects,” and I’d agree, but MAN I want him to be right so bad. I need this next Kanye album to be epic, to make me feel like I did when I discovered Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang, 2Pac, whatever. Really, I’d just like to go back to the first time I listened to “Late Registration.” That’s a real dope album.