“Spaceship” by Kanye West is so great. It doesn’t shock me he wrote this song, the personality of it describes Mr. West raunchy side. I personally like it because it reminds me of that old school tune from the 1960s.  It is a tune we rarely hear these days because everything is just so fast these days in the 2000s.  I am actually listening to this song right now and it makes by head nod. “Spaceship” is really a soulful song. Now I began listening to it in the library, now I am listening to it again first thing in the morning. It still does give me the same feeling. “I wana fly” The thought that I am going to work today I can really relate. This song just expresses the employee living check to check. We all work at a job that is just enough but not enough for extras, personally after putting in 40 hours a week I would expect to bring home at least $500, that’s not too much. I feel it is a little ironic he is featuring other unknown artist such as GLC and Consequence like to get them heard, but in reality they probably feel this song was perfect for them. Working so hard to achieve their music career and still haven’t been there, example who and where are they 8 years later? “I’ve been working the graveship and I’ve ain’t made shit” that line in the chorus is so serious. Really pay attention to the humming in the background I instantly get a picture, sepia like with the slave from the south in the fields picking cotton. It could be because when the slaves would be in the fields they actually would sing hymns to each other, planning the escape like Kanye West is expressing in this song. It is really great the comparison. Struggles like that can drive a person mad. Then we just have to go back to the album itself, The College Dropout, staying in school with a degree according to Mr. West still doesn’t equal the life of endless money. “Spaceship” by Kanye West gets a rating of a 5.


Author: Tiy Hampton

20 something year old New Yorker, that will make a difference. Open minded, talkative, only child. Shopping, traveling and food are my favorite. God first. I do radio, I model, I write, I report on events and conduct interviews. I believe you must do what you love in order to truly live. #ForTheLove

2 thoughts on ““Spaceship””

  1. Tiy,

    Very intersting post here. I like the idea of relating slavery to this song. I can definitely see/hear a sort of imprisonment in “Spaceship.” I like how you relate the song to your own struggle as well and I would really like more of that. Tell me what jobs you’ve had and how they compare to how Kanye feels in this song. When Kanye raps about the Gap, he is definitely not happy but he knows he has to do it in order to keep his lights on as well as his dream. Something to think about is how “Spaceship” connects with the album as a whole and how the theme effects College Dropouts or even college graduates. The way the economy is right now, even with a degree it’s a struggle but back then in 2003 was it really different or similar to today’s market?

    Also, i liked how you brought GLC and Consequence into your post. I think bringing them in is a good observation but go deeper. Do some research on them. See how they met Kanye, how their own rap careers are going, and maybe you’ll find out why they were on the song. When i first heard this song back in middle school I loved it and even though i had no idea who GLC and Consequence was I enjoyed their parts too. It wasn’t until i did research that i know who they are and even though they are not superstars like Kanye West, they have had some success and impact on Hip-Hop.

    Remember to proofread and separate ideas and if you have any questions for me let me know.

    *I’m glad my notes have been helpful! Thank you for acknowledging that,

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