Ben Sollee Rips Kanye

Ben Sollee Rips Kanye West

Ben Sollee
“Dear Kanye You’re letting me down/ No one needs a light show/ just good flows.” That’s rising star and cello-stud Ben Sollee laying it out on “Dear Kanye,” a song released on his MySpace page.

The song is a sharp, funny, intelligent jab at Kanye West, presumably inspired by West’s response to his Bonnaroo performance (read what West said here).

Let’s just hope this doesn’t turn into a rap/folk beef and Kanye doesn’t respond with bullets!

Stream or Download “Dear Kanye” on Sollee’s MySpace page.

Because this is what folk music is about. Enjoy.

“Dear Kanye”

Dear Kanye You’re letting me down
You got the biggest bat in the game
But you can’t hit the ball
It’s the heavy weight match
And you’re off in the corner punchin’ at the wall

Dear Kanye
Don’t let us fall
You’re at the diplomatic dinner
With fine china and all
A silver fork in your hand
But still you spit and gnaw

Greatness is a glass elevator, and so you are, if I recall
So use it make some real change not just advertisements at the mall

No one needs a light show
Just good flows
You don’t need a light show
Just good flows

Dear Kanye
Keep icin those knees
And when your paycheck comes
Will you remember your busted screen
Your crown of thorns is sensational
But it’s not what makes you bleed

Cause there’s a young man
His rhymes set him free
He loves what you do but he can’t seem
To shake the septic sanction of the streets
He’s reading your blog and all he finds are commercials
For stuff he’ll never need

You have a good idea now put some shoes on its feet
And try to make your Loop Dreams a real priority

You don’t need a light show
Just good flow
No one needs a light show
Just good flow
You don’t need a light show
Just good flow

Dear Kanye
It’s time to let go
You’ve gathered the moss of
More than a dozen sullen stones
People want music on a real stage
Not the one you bring along

Ben Sollee is on tour now, dates available here.