Sep 29, 2017
“Non-musical. Super aggro. Really noisy...
I loved it. It made me crazy.”
That’s how Rick Rubin, who came in at the last second to help polish up the production on Yeezus, describes the opening moments of On Sight. Without wasting a second, the opening track, to what is probably Kanye West’s most misunderstood album, immediately polarizes listeners—on purpose. It's completely in line with the character Kanye is creating; a character we'll come to explore on the album.
So let's talk about it.
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Much thanks to Chris Lambert, Jordan C. Johnson, and @HouseofDaftPunk for their helpful notes on this recording.