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Joe revisits his May interview with Champagne Sharks host Trevor Beaulieu (@RickyRawls) about Kanye West’s public meltdown and how his struggles with race and white approval mirror those of Basquiat.
In Part II, Trevor Beaulieu discusses the nature of Kanye West’s genius and the bargain that black artists make in order to be accepted and celebrated by white elites & tastemakers.
Trevor Beaulieu joins the show to discuss the ways in which Kanye West’s social media meltdown relates to Basquiat’s conflicts with status and race.
In weaponizing identity politics, conservatives have mastered it.
Joe discusses the intellectual dishonesty of the right using Kanye West’s support of Donald Trump as some sort of intellectual turning point.
It took just two days for Kanye West’s Twitter comeback to go from cute to alt-light.

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