After some initial puzzlement around his live streaming staircase construction, the somewhat enigmatic Frank Ocean finally gave his fans what they’ve been waiting years for: New material. In the space of a week Ocean treated the world to a visual album (part of which is building the aforementioned staircase) called Endless, an LP titled Blonde and, just for good measure, a zine released at a handful of pop-up shops called Boys Don’t Cry.
The zine is full of essays and artwork by an impressive list of people, but lets not pretend we don’t know what the standout piece is—Kanye West’s 29 line ode to McDonald’s. Some may think the meter is odd others may think the rhyme scheme does not exist, but those are thoughts of haters trying to keep Yeezy in a box. Let’s just let Kanye be Kanye. And now, the poem:
Interestingly, as Complex noted, Kanye’s poem may have been years in the making, as Iggy Azalea quoted what sounded like some early drafts of a few lines way back in 2013. It’s likely that Kanye’s work will get overshadowed by the rest of Frank Ocean’s releases over the last week, but hey, this may be the most important hip hop/fast food crossover since Lupe Fiasco proclaimed his love of orange chicken.
[h/t First We Feast]