Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Seth Rogen Has Heard The New Kanye Album In A Unique Way

Regardless of how you think about Kanye (still firmly, even through it all, on team Kanye for life) as a person, the music he makes is pretty undeniably wonderful.  He could continue marrying Kardashians, and open up a fashion line consisting of nothing other than men's crotchless banana hammocks, and people would still be wanting to hear whatever he was working on in the lab.

Sad Kanye just wants you to like him!

He is so secretive with his productions, so quiet.  A rarity in the age of the Internet, which only serves to further build the mystique.  That's why it was surprising to hear, probably for us all and for himself, that Seth Rogen has heard the new Kanye album, and it was all because of a joke that involved James Franco.

You see, after Kanye recruited his buxom wife to star in the video for "Bound 2" off his last album Yeezus, the Internet, well, mocked the shit out of it.  And to be fair, if you have seen it, you would have too.  The best song on the album paired with the worst idea for a video, Kim K jiggling behind her dead eyed stare on top of a motorcycle.  It was stupid, and Seth Rogen and James Franco decided they could make it better, playing Kim and Kanye respectively.  So they did:




It was great, even with James Franco in it. So great, that Kanye, the man known for not being able to take a joke very well (just ask South Park) loved James Franco and Seth Rogen's Bound 2parody video. In fact, he loved it so much that he invited Rogen into a limo van where performed his entire unreleased album.  A series of events that must have been equally as awesome as it was weird.

From a new Rolling Stone feature on Rogen:
Shortly after his and James Franco's parody of the rapper's "Bound 2" video — "Bound 3," in which [Rogen] played the role of topless Kim Kardashian —West cornered Rogen at a New York hotel and invited him to his limo van for a listening session with a twist. "There's no lyrics, only beats," Rogen said. "So he raps the whole album, and after each song, he stops it, like, 'So what do you think?' We were in the van for two hours!"

So this officially makes Seth Rogen one of the few people who have heard the followup to Yeezus.  Somewhere Franco is crying.




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