Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Review of “Roses” by Kanye West
Student end Presentation In 2005 K anye West released Roses on his second studio phonograph album titled ripe modification. Though the piece of writing is classified as whack, it delves into umpteen a(prenominal) other genres and niches as it encompasses a wide-ranging mix of blues, rock, R&B, and many others. The extensive collaboration between West and film score producer Jon Brion during the making of the album resulted in a very unique orchestral-like penetrate thanks to the hiring of a full string section during production.The entirety of the album could be considered a breakthrough as it redefined the genre and what typical hip-hop was expected to sound like by juxtaposing heavy hip-hop vanquish with orchestral strings. It is this contributing factor that makes it so difficult to compare his melodic style to that of any other artists. Although I thoroughly enjoy Late Registration as a whole, Roses is my favorite theme due to the lyric substance and the manner in wh ich West chose to express his story.West composed the fragment entirely himself, a deeply moving story where he recounts his emotions and those of his family as his grandmother lay ill due to purport complications and his views of the healthcare system. Although he did not write out his lyrics at the time, this did not hinder the message of the composition in any way as his passion and execration are still evident in the tonality of his voice and heart felt words as he ever so distinctly conveys his story to the listener.The Grammys classifies the composition under its rap phratry. In 2006 Late Registration was nominated for five Grammys of which it won three for vanquish rap melodic phrase, best rap solo performance, and best rap album. In my opinion the category suits the composition because though it is not typical, it still is rap. I believe that this song should be a part of our course because of its element of improvisation, which is one of the cornerstones of Jazz.As I mentioned before, West did not write down any of his lyrics for the composition, or for any of his first four studio albums for that matter, it was all improvised from his head straightforward to the recording, similar to the bass improvisations of the great Charles Mingus. It can be said that the compositions does brace a rhythm section, yet it is not one composed of kind-hearted players. Instead what you hear is an eclectic mix of synthesized instrument clips compiled into a beat.In the composition West raps over piano and a slow rhythm with the chorus line then bringing in trumpet riffs, electric guitar, and vocal judge from Curtis Mayfields composition Rosie. So all in all, I am happy to have been able to elaborate on this composition and shined slightly light on many details and elements that may have been unmarked or just not known by you guys, the listeners. I could provided hope that you enjoyed the music as much as I did and am glad to have been able speak to you about a composition that I really admire.