Friday, April 19, 2024

Kanye West’s New “Vultures” Produces 0 Singles on iTunes Charts, But Album is Number 2


Kanye West’s “Vultures” is producing some weird chart results.

Not a single track has appeared yet on the iTunes top 100 singles. Not one. No one seems to be buying and downloading tracks.

On the other hand, the album itself is number 2 on the iTunes album chart. And West holds down7 of the top 10 streaming songs.

It’s dismaying to think of people learning the lyrics to his hated filled, vulgar songs. It’s not just the antisemitism. But there is no “clean” version of this rap album, just an explicit one.

Fatherhood has not dampened West’s coarseness. Can you imagine his four kids with Kim Kardashian in their Rolls Royce SUV, chanting these words during carpool:

Go, go, go, go
Head so good, she a honor roll
She ride the dick like a carnival
I done did the impossible
Go, go, go, go
Head so good, she a honor roll

How about:

I don’t want your hoes
Young nigga reach all the goals
Let her suck the dick, said she was a pro
If she scrape her teeth, I’ma tell her to go

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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