World Begs Kanye West Not to Record a David Bowie Tribute Album

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Kanye West has reportedly planned to release a David Bowie tribute album following the music legend’s passing last week. 

Regardless of whether this is just pure speculation, rumors have now surfaced that over 20,000 people have signed a petition to prevent Kanye from releasing this album.  Earlier this week, the Yeezus rapper was claimed to have been in the studio to put his own spin on Bowie’s classic hits.

rapping with his own lyrics over Bowie’s music…’

Various reports are claiming Kanye has already started creating versions of ‘Rebel Rebel’ and ‘Heroes’.  An unnamed source has also stated that ‘some are straightforward covers with Kanye actually singing.  On others he is rapping with his own lyrics over Bowie’s music’.

Reports have also stated that Kanye believes ‘the torch’ of musical innovation has been passed to him, which has definitely enraged Bowie fans.  Obviously, not everyone is on board with Kanye’s decision to cover Bowie’s songs, and the rumours have taken the social media scene by storm.

Petition can be found here.

Kanye’s representative is yet to respond or deny the reports.


(Photo by Kenny Sun, Attribution 2.0 Generic, cc by 2.0)

7 Responses

  1. J

    Let the art speak for itself. If it is terrible, then say so. If it is good then say so. Speculating on the merits of art before it is made is a waste of energy at best, and censorship at worst.

    • SMH

      Well stated, J.
      Also, 20,000 people is more like “Small City Begs Kanye West Not to Record a David Bowie Tribute Album” not “World.” I don’t really care what 20,000 racist people think anyway. Where is the petition to stop white guys from recording blues classics? I’ll sign that.

    • Robert

      It’s hardly speculation to state that if Kanye raps to Bowie’s music that it will be terrible.

  2. memont

    the label should refuse a license for the masters. that would shut it down pretty quickly. though, he could still go compulsory for the publishing rights…

  3. blahblahblah

    Let him make it. Why bother trying to stop him? Just don’t listen to it. Or listen to a small bit of it so you can comment on the internet on how bad it is, if that’s the kind of thing that makes you feel good.


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