Nobody seems very impressed with Kanye Wests new album except the presidents son, that is, who believes its cracking the culture code
Is it possible to make great art without an intense and profound sense of self-awareness? I can think of no human I would rather have this conversation with than Donald Trump Jr: artist, critic and large adult son. Or as his own Twitter bio has it: EVP of Development and Acquisitions at the Trump Organization, Father, Outdoorsman. And: In a past life, Boardroom Adviser on The Apprentice. It is quite simply THE great American rsum, easily clearing the likes of Thomas Edison or Roman Roy.
Anyway, back to Don. I wish my name was Hunter Biden, this bearded, faux-jawlined meritocrat told Sean Hannity on Fox News on Wednesday night, discussing Joe Bidens son. I could go abroad and make millions off my fathers presidency. Id be a really rich guy.
Preach. Thing about Don Jr, though, is hes got way too much integrity to do that. Hes not about taking leg-ups, selling out, sucking globalist dick and playing to stadium crowds hes about the small venues. Hes about what got him into this gig in the first place. Which is to say: hes about the music.
And so to the US presidents sons review and promotion of Kanye Wests new album one of those sentences that would have been inconceivable to type four years ago, but which now is one of the more normal occurrences in any given news cycle. And yes, this column will feature a separate item about Lindsay Lohans platonic and respectful friendship with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
But for now, we hold our focus on Don Jr, who has a huge amount of time for Kanye. And why wouldnt he, given Kanye is a dedicated supporter of his fathers presidency? Last year, Kanye used an entertainment show appearance to wear a Maga hat and suggest that slavery was a choice. He has since rowed a little way back on that one, apologising for the way some people felt about it, although not for the comments themselves. But as he said of President Trump: I feel that he cares about the way black people feel about him, and he would like for black people to like him like they did when he was cool in the rap songs and all this. You know, THAT time.
But Kanyes still wearing the Maga hats and vocally supporting Trump. And he has a new album out, entitled Jesus Is King, which has a pronounced Christian bent. Unfortunately, this latest creative offering has received something of a tepid response from the critics.
Or, I should say, from most critics. Because it takes a strong guy of true integrity to stand alone, and that guy is Don Trump Jr. As the presidents son wrote of the opus: Kanye West is cracking the cultural code. Wow. I dont know what it means, but it genuinely sounds exactly like a lot of music criticism. Maybe weve found the one thing Don Jr can do? I dont know a whole lot about the industry standard, but I do know he already reads like Paul Morley.
Anyway, Don, go on. Kanye Wests new album, Jesus is King, is the epitome of fearless creativity, Little Trump continued, and dangerous, unapproved ideas. Crikey. Are those quotation marks around dangerous, unapproved intended to denote a certain irony? I certainly took them as heavily sarcastic, to the point of having to make the airquote gesture while I was reading.
But closer analysis of Dons writing style suggests he reaches for random quotation marks like his daddy reaches for random capital letters, or random pussies. So well have to take Don at his word: namely, that an embrace of Christianity is dangerous, unapproved in America even if it is a country the rest of the world mostly views as comically, auto-parodically God-bothering. So much so that Donald Trump DONALD TRUMP has to pretend to be religious to be president of it.
Leftists always try to silence those who are speaking truth, Don Jr continues about Kanye West, a man famously stifled by the oxygen of publicity. Languishing in the obscurity of multiple media platform appearances and marriage to cultural unknown Kim Kardashian, West must somehow fight the system that battles daily hourly to censor and withhold recognition from him. Anyway, back to these leftists. Theyre waging a war on our family and our culture, Don concludes. Kanye is a pioneer.
So there you go. Not only is Don Jr the most groundbreaking and important music critic since Lester Bangs, he is the very best son since Jesus who did, lets face it, kind of benefit from nepotism himself.
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