Thursday, yet another article was written about a series of tweets that you could just as easily read on Twitter instead of embedded amongst trivial text, but I digress.
Kanye West has, according to his most recent tweets, killed his ego.
"Who or what is Kanye West with no ego?" West asked aloud. "Just Ye. [T]his is new for me but it's just how I feel now. I don't know why." West added that he previously viewed ego as a way of shielding himself from "doubters" but has since wondered if a better way of protection exists.
This ego death talk arrives on the heels of G.O.O.D. Music's three-week run of West-produced new albums. The first, Pusha-T's DAYTONA, is already widely regarded as both Pusha's finest entry to date and an arguable instaclassic among the hip-hop pantheon. West's solo album Ye and Kid Cudi collab project Kids See Ghosts followed close behind, both continuing his recent streak of untouchable production prowess.
Lyrically, however, there's been some division among listeners. While West has been rightfully praised for openly discussing bipolar disorder on Ye's most immediately enthralling moments, he's still yet—in his new music or otherwise—to offer some much-needed clarity on all that MAGA preposterousness he was unloading ahead of the G.O.O.D. release marathon.
West's ego death comments could also be used to provide further possible context into Ye opener "I Thought About Killing You," during which he has a spoken word conversation with himself about the tendency for "beautiful thoughts" to tuck themselves inside the darkest ones.