Kanye West Blasts Music Producer Bob Ezrin, Sends Subtle Shot At Taylor Swift

(AllHipHop News) Kanye West once again took to Twitter to express his frustration. This time his target was Canadian music producer Bob Ezrin. The 66-year-old industry veteran – best known for working with Alice Cooper, Kiss, and Pink Floyd  – recently wrote a biting critique of West.

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In the newsletter, Ezrin suggested that Kanye West is not as talented or valuable of an artist as Jay Z, Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., M.C. Hammer, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, or Macklemore. At one point he said, “Instead Kanye’s greatest achievements have been in the form of excessive behavior, egomaniacal tantrums and tasteless grandstanding.”

Kanye got wind of Ezrin’s statement and fired back on social media. The rant included the “Ultralight Beam” performer posting, “I’m tired of old people that have no connection with anything trying to comment on music!

Ye’s tweet spree also had at slight shot at Taylor Swift. Kanye wrote, “I made Dark Fantasy and Watch the Throne in one year and wasn’t nominated for either and you know who has 2 albums of the year.”

Swift recently won her second Grammy award for Album Of The Year (Fearless, 1989), but Kanye has been shut out in the category three times (The College Dropout, Late Registration, Graduation).

The AOTY Grammy reference in Ye’s tweet seems like critical commentary of the fact that Swift has won 2 times while he has yet to be rewarded with the honor. Recently, the two superstars once again had issues with each other over lyrics in Kanye’s song “Famous.”

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  • This is one of those times when I agree with Kanye. This dude ain’t known for sh*t and seems to have an ax to grind. I personally hated Kanye’s new album and have written so on this site. But to say that he won’t be remembered and that Macklemore is more relevant than he is is going too far.

    • i dont f uck with macklemore, but he does write better rhymes than kanye

      • Well if that is what the conversation was about, I’d agree. But nobody…. And I mean NOBODY will remember Macklemore. Kanye cemented his status before even picking up a mic. Even his work as a producer is more legendary than Macklemore’s entire career. Ask Jay Z. And that’s without including zero of his albums. Shiiiit….

      • I think thats what was being talked about, since guys like MC hammer, BIG, PAC, macklemoore nasically all the guys he was compared to, arent producing like that.

    • Ashh

      I’ll always remember kayne for being the most rude “celebrity” and throwing hissy fits 😀

  • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

    I hate this guy because he’s playing right into the hands of you f*cking retards that cry “oh dey tryin steal da culta from us and rerite histry”. To say Macklemore is more relevant to hip hop culture than Kanye West is just bizarre. No sane person who knows anything about anything would agree with it.

    • #Mr.Toadman AKA Toastman

      Straiggt up😂😂

  • Andrew Mcallister

    Kanye hasn’t done anything relevant in the last 3 years…a pair of sneakers…that’s it and those don’t extend out of the urban/sneakerhead community. So in that regard he is totally correct.

    • He hasn’t done anything relevant yet…. Here you are talking about him. 😂😂😂

      • Andrew Mcallister

        Topical doesn’t indicated relevance.

      • “Indicated”


        When you try to sound intelligent, use more spell check and less Charlie Brown. 😂😂😂

      • Andrew Mcallister

        Exactly what I expected. Hahahah thank you for that.

  • Miss.S

    hate it or love it Kanye spittin FACTS here…

    dark fantasy is fuckin DOPE… and so was WATCH the throne..

    those are facts …

    but this white chick who comes from money and wealth wins… 2 in a row..

    just like the peyton manning shit.. americas great white hero.. but oh yeah he sexually assaulted a woman and paid her off 😐 riiiiight

    • D_Ably

      Your opinion ain’t nobodies fact.

    • damn u dumb AF.

      that white chic has more fans than kanye has. earned her fame. is an overall better artist than kanye.

      what does peyton manning have to do with taylor swift? oh.. yeah they are white. lmfao

      are you prejudiced, bigoted and racist? all 3?

  • ChiVa02

    Though I hate TLOP, I love the fact the Kanye will say anything. Right or wrong (and he’s right about this by the way), he doesn’t give a damn.

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  • josh

    What bob had right is Kanye won’t be known as someone as good as Big Jat and Pac but the truth is I don’t think any artist in this time will be known as good of a rapper as them and throw Nas and Rakim Wutang and plenty of older artists in there too. When they came out their first albums shook the scene no artist has done that now, that’s including Kendrick Lamar Good Kid won’t be considered a top 100 album of all time. Kanye has to stop with this bullshit the throne was good but not incredible and dark fantasy was good because of the amount of guests that are in the album

  • Q.

    I gotta ride with Ye on this one. It’s always funny when some interloper offers their irrelevant opinion on Black culture/music. Dude just rattled off all the rap names he knows, and said they’re better. LOL FOH Kanye has contributed a sh!tload to music. His catalogue speaks for itself. He’s worked with literally damn-near every artist in the game and bolstered careers in the process, underground and mainstream alike–that’s one thing you can’t take from him. He nabbed 20+ of your mainstream Grammys too, so don’t pretend like the industry doesn’t value his music. Kanye may be a troubled douchebag on the personal tip, but I’m not siding with a hating azz cracka against my brotha.


      Music is music, has NOTHING to do with ‘black culture’, Urban music is made & run by people not ‘one race’, that’s the problem with social media comments, those want to ‘divide’ people rather than talk about the real issues, Kanye’s unrealistic rants & claims he ‘is more influential than anyone in last 50 years or 1000 years to come’…..NICCA please! STFU…

      • Q.

        Incorrect, sir. So-called urban music is rooted in the American Black experience. In fact, the only original American artforms stem from Black culture (blues, jazz, rock, hip-hop, etc.). No division, just facts. Thanks for commenting though.

      • its not created or run by one race. No music is or will ever be. Because thats not how it works.

        you have no more of stake in hiphop, because youre black than any random white boy on the block. i dont think you get that.

      • Q.

        You going hard today! Too bad I’m not interested. LOL #TROLLLIFE


        Didn’t say ‘rooted in’…. OK Basketball & Football were invented by caucasians, does that mean african americans should be allowed to play or treated respectfully?!

      • Q.

        That’s a weird analogy…especially when this society was based on genocide and exclusion off top. That’s like asking, “Should the devil be nice to you?”

  • Kanye is out of his mind. Rhymefest is spot on. Always bringing somebodies ids into situations.

    Stick to making beats kanye.


    EZRIN’s albums have sold over 200,000,000 units, over 10 TIMES anything kanye will EVER do! How is he ‘not connected to anything’?@!# When you are a ‘true genius’ you DON’T have to ‘tell people’, they tell you! Kanye STFU & GTFOH……………..

  • Ashh

    Kanye keeps saying he feels sorry for ezrins kids but I feel sorry for Kaynes kids. They have to deal with a crazy physco bi polar tantrum throwing laughing stock of the fashion world who hasn’t put out a good song in how long lil boy man

  • Tish Houston

    This night done went.mad where is the 2004 kanye who made dope beats and production make.Me.smmmilllllle the addiction