Toronto-born producer Bob Ezrin – who has worked with Pink Floyd, Nine Inch Nails, K’naan, Lou Reed and Jay-Z just to name a few – posted a blog that questioned whether infamous rapper Kanye West’s music would still be relevant decades from now.
Ezrin wrote HERE on the Lefsetz Letter that “unlike other creators in his genre like Jay-Z, Tupac, Biggie or even M.C. Hammer for that matter, it’s unlikely that we’ll be quoting too many of Kanye’s songs 20 years from now.”
“In my opinion, his productions are his best work — and I admit I’m jealous of several of them — but I don’t think he’s on quite the same level as Timbaland and Rick Rubin among several others.”
“Real artists make stuff that changes the world and lasts,” read another scathing comment by the veteran music producer.
This was Kanye’s response.
“Bob please never speak in public again,” Kanye added.
Is Ezrin right? Will Kanye’s music hold up years from now? Which artist do you think will best stand the test of time?
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