A head-to-head challenge: Kanye West Vs Bob Dylan
April 1, 2011 § 1 Comment
At first glance, Kanye West and Bob Dylan have nothing in common, but Voxy blog decided to linguistically challenge Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) and Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited (1965), crossing, thus, music idioms and different eras.
A closer look to both albums reveals some interesting data: they both talk about love (in a completely different way though, Dylan sings “I wanna be your lover, baby/I don’t want to be your boss”, whereas Kanye admits “Disguising ourselves as secret lovers/We’ve become public enemies“), and they both refer to God and various other religions figures.
However, Bod Dylan remains one of the legendary figures of folk music, drawing inspiration from his American country background and mythology, while Kanye West talks about today’s America of blood and tears instead of milk and honey. See the full infograph after the jump
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