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David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

David Crosby hasn't been particularly quiet about his distaste for Kanye West in the past and appearing on Watch What Happens Live Tuesday night he didn't hold back.

Speaking with host Andy Cohen about his new album, the conversation turned to West and the Crosby, Stills & Nash icon echoed an argument about West he's made before.

"He can neither sing, nor write, nor play," Crosby said. "The thing that bugs me about him is the 'I'm the greatest living rock star.' Somebody needs to drive him over to Stevie Wonder’s house right now so he understands what a real one is. Secondly, they should send him all of Ray Charles' catalog so he can learn how to sing."

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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

I'm not a fan of Kanye but why go out your way to bash him? Crosby's big mouth got him in water with his "buddy" Neil Young. He should focus on patching things up with Neil instead of wasting energy on Kanye IMO.
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David Crosby hasn't written or performed a song worth hearing since 1970.
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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

When asked what he thought about David Crosby's comments on him, Kanye West responded with "Who?".
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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

well, he isn't wrong.

and Crosby has been in two legendary groups.
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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

Originally Posted by Supermallet View Post
David Crosby hasn't written or performed a song worth hearing since 1970.
ummm, The bulk of CSN(&Y)'s hits came out in the 70s.
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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

sam kinison said it best "you don't see real rock stars grabbing hold of their genitals, when you are playing a guitar, you don't have the time to grab your genitals" did I offend anyone?
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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

David Crosby hasn't written or performed a song worth hearing since 1970.
Kayne West hasn't written or performed a song worth hearing- ever.
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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

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Kayne West hasn't written or performed a song worth hearing- ever.
Sounds like you haven't heard much of his work. CSN(Y) was fine for what they were, but if I were forced to choose to never listen to either them or Kanye ever again, it would be them in a heartbeat and I would never regret it.
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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

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Sounds like you haven't heard much of his work. CSN(Y) was fine for what they were, but if I were forced to choose to never listen to either them or Kanye ever again, it would be them in a heartbeat and I would never regret it.
Ugh. Kanye is a joke. A bad one.

Give me CSN(Y) every single time over Kanye.
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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

Talk about an apples and oranges comparison. But Crosby's rant seems weird. Reminds me of when Gene Simmons randomly started dissing Men Without Hats.
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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

My wife & daughter went to Kanye's St. Pablo tour this weekend, so did my friend. All three said it was the best concert they ever saw. I'm not much of a rap concert fan, but it did look to be a cool show. Kanye performed the entire show from a suspended stage above the audience. Not my scene, but hard to deny it looks pretty cool and is imaginatively staged :

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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

I have no idea about his "music" (I haven't heard any of it), but I find him a detestable egomaniac, and his connection to the Kartrashcans only cements my contempt.
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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

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Ugh. Kanye is a joke. A bad one.

Give me CSN(Y) every single time over Kanye.
You may find him a joke, but he's often a brilliant artist. And I don't mind CSNY, but outside of the song "Woodstock", which they didn't even write, their stuff is largely forgettable to me.
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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

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I have no idea about his "music" (I haven't heard any of it), but I find him a detestable egomaniac, and his connection to the Kartrashcans only cements my contempt.
That is how I feel. I am not familiar with his music. It may be really good, but I find him to be such a despicable person that I will never explore it.
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^Precisely. And if, by chance, I heard his music and liked it, I would be loath to admit it.
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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

I'll admit when music is good no matter who it's from- there are a number of Britney Spears tracks on my guilty pleasures list, but I haven't heard a single thing from Kanye West to even make that list. CSNY aren't my favorite either but they're FAR closer to real music.

It's not that I'm old- a lot of today's music really does suck!
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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

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You may find him a joke, but he's often a brilliant artist.
Brilliant?

Riiiiiiiiiight.
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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

He also has no flow. The man is truly talentless. Well he's clearly good at self promotion but he's still a terrible artist.
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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

I don't give a shit about music from either of them, but I am curious to know why West often gets labeled as a genius or similar praise. What is he doing specifically that's so groundbreaking? I don't know anything about his material so it's an honest question. Snippets I have heard sound like the typical "find a simple beat or bassline and meld it with some sample of an already popular song from the past".
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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

I think Kanye is top of his game in the mainstream. Problem is, mainstream music is like, 2%, of what hooks me.
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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

Originally Posted by B5Erik View Post
Ugh. Kanye is a joke. A bad one.

Give me CSN(Y) every single time over Kanye.
If nothing else, you're consistent in your hatred for anything different.
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Re: David Crosby Slams Kanye West: 'He Can Neither Sing, nor Write, nor Play'.

Somewhere in the timestream Mozart is calling David Crosby a musical hack...

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