Kanye has raised the ire of one music legend Michael McDonald, who says the rapper need not criticize the likes of Beck.
“It’s pretty obvious what Kanye’s problem is. When Kanye gets to a point where he can actually put a couple of notes together either vocally or two bars of valid music playing an instrument, then he might have a right to criticize somebody else,” McDonald told Dan Le Batard of Ultimate Classic Rock. “Until then, I think he’s just talking to hear the sound of his own voice.”
McDonald, a renown singer/song writer, played with two legendary groups - The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan - and also had meteoric success as a soloist. He has won numerous Grammy Awards and also plays several instruments.
“The whole kinda cut-and-paste thing is a certain kind of artform all by itself,” McDonald said, praising Beck. “I don’t know if I call it songwriting from a musician’s standpoint. … Beck is obviously a consummate musician. He plays instruments, many instruments. He can make his own record without having a fleet of computer operators onboard.”
Kanye has not commented.