The amount of energy that has been spent dissecting Kanye West's lengthy discography could likely power a small city. Despite the magnitude of the challenge, though, Kanye super-fans Sal Patel and Kyle Fulton have undertaken the brave task of trying to determine which is Kanye's "ultimate and most important song."
Coinciding with March Madness, the questionably named Rosewood Bracket is an NCAA-style bracket that pits Kanye songs from four different eras against each other. Tracks from the so-called "Soul Resurgence," "Stadium Status," "Essence Festival," and "Yeezy Season" quarters of his career are being seeded and advanced based on a list of criteria that includes commercial success, critical integrity, cultural impact, importance in the cannon of Kanye's own work, and personal preference. Patel and Fulton have enlisted a crew of Kanye fans that range from musicians and journalists to medical professionals and retail workers to annotate each of the 64 selected tracks. Head over to the Rosewood Bracket to find out why this crew thinks "Blame Game" is better than "Power" and stay tuned for the eventual crowning of Kanye's number one song.
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