David Crosby On Kanye West: “He’s An Idiot And A Poser”

How many more old white dudes are gonna say Kanye West doesn’t have any talent? Say what you want about his ego, his spontaneous, unruly public persona or even his wife (although I love you Kim), but pretending like he’s not talented is starting to feel like the last refuge of scoundrels. (Especially scoundrels named Gallagher.) David Crosby — founding member of one of my favorite bands, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young — is the latest to join the ranks of Kanye haters in a recent Twitter Q&A. Isn’t this line of thinking just getting old?

Here’s Crosby on Kanye:

Then here’s Crosby on Billy Joel:

He could just say he doesn’t like hip-hop, or he doesn’t think rapping and producing is a talent in the same way that playing songs about New York on the piano is, right? Rockism is alive and well!

Anyway, Crosby had plenty of other opinions, both negative and positive, on his contemporaries. Here’s a few more:

Even when he has negative opinions about other musicians — the harshest of these probably being about Mike Love — never once does he call their talent into question or insult their intelligence. At least Paul McCartney gets it; I’ll comfort myself with that.

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