So I wrote this essay on my friend’s new newsletter. She wanted to do a series of essays from friends on Kanye’s first album that turns 20 this month. You can read it here. 

I’ve been having trouble with writing this. As he is now, Kanye is this weird, troubling, and disappointing subject to talk about as he’s gone more and more into a far-right perspective. I remember a few years ago when his current downturn began I started talking to people, co-workers, people in different places like work , film screenings etc. I spoke with younger friends about how sad and hurt this bewildering change made them. The more I heard it, the more I started to get their perspective. 


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