Is Kanye actually Michael Scott?
First we had Spongebob summing up Radiohead albums, then we had Radiohead records explained in Always Sunny clips. Now, we present you with Kanye West LPs as told by the American version of The Office.
Feel like “blowing dodge”, skipping town and running away from your responsibilities? ‘College Dropout’ is the one for you? Have you only just discovered what jazz is? There’s ‘Late Registration’ for that! Or maybe you’ve grown tired of jazz and just want something that “plays the right notes”? ‘Graduation’ is calling you, my friend.
Perhaps you fancy having a little sing-along and completely forget that rap music exists? In that case, ‘808s & Heartbreak’ is the one.
It also poses an interesting question: is Kanye actually Michael Scott? “Do I need to be liked? Absolutely not. I like to be liked. I enjoy being liked. I have to be liked. But it’s not like this compulsive need to be liked, like my need to be praised,” Steve Carell’s character says in one clip, succinctly summarising almost every song on ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’.
There’s some more Office/Kanye parallels. Michael and Dwight’s ‘Straight Outta Scranton’ rap? That’s their equivalent of ‘Watch The Throne’. And that scene where there’s a fire and the whole building is falling to pieces? That’s ‘Yeezus’, alright.
And what about Kanye’s latest, the hot mess that was ‘The Life Of Pablo’? Well, we’ll allow Michael Scott to explain that one. “I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.” Yep, pretty much.