Read The Poem Leonard Cohen Wrote About Kanye West

Leonard Cohen

Singer-songwriter Amanda Shires posted a poem called "Kanye West Is Not Picasso", which appears in The Flame, Cohen's posthumous collection of poetry and lyrics released last week. But many were quick to call it "a diss poem from beyond the grave". "I am the Kanye West of Kanye West".

For as poignant and pointed as "Kanye West Is Not Picasso" looks on the page, it's when you hear it read aloud that it's truest impact is felt. "I am Edison/ I am Tesla".

"This volume contains my father's final efforts as a poet", writes Cohen's son, Adam Cohen, in his foreword.

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"I am the Kanye West of Kanye West/ The Kanye West/ Of the great bogus shift of bull- culture." he wrote.

On Thursday, the same day the Grammy-winning rapper had a freaky confab with President Trump, who praised him earlier as a "genius", musician Amanda Shires tweeted the Canadian songsmith's 21-line poem - which was published last week in a book about his writings titled "The Flame". "A lot of, say Jay Z or Kanye Westyou don't have to identify with every position they take, especially if you're white", he told The Wall Street Journal in 2014. Lauded artist Leonard Cohen tackled these important artistic matters and more in a poem before his death. He also seems to throw some shade at JAY-Z, writing, "Jay-Z is not the Dylan of anything / I am the Dylan of anything". The poem ends, "I only come alive after a war/ And we have not had it yet".

"To be clear: I think this sucks", tweeted New York Times staff editor Willy Staley, adding that Cohen sounded like a "hater".

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