Bombast (Noun): Pompous or pretentious speech or writing.
In the rap music genre there seems to be an abundance of arrogant lyrics. This is a normal right of passage into the rap scene. Rap artists battle others and attempt to place themselves on top of the word/beat pedestal. Yet, some go over the top. Some artists fall into the ultra-arrogant level. I believe some of you may know who I am talking about.
Kanye West’s bombast is off the charts and at times it approaches sickening but hilarious. Please understand, this is not a hit on Kanye West at all. Yes, he is an arrogant musician, but in many cases this may just be an intelligent act that has made him a lot of money fast. His actions seem stupid but his music is listened to. Take a peek at these lyrics from his song, “The Glory”
“What i supposed to now man the game all messed up
how am i supposed to stand out when everybody gets dressed up
so yeah at the grammy’s i went ultra Travolta
yeah that tuxedo might have been a little Guido
but with my ego i could stand here in a speedo and be looked at like ******* hero!”
Yeah, case closed.