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Rock Bloggin': Kanye West talks SpongeBob SquarePants, CRS

January 8, 2008 12:47 PM ET

If Kanye West's New Year's resolution was to blog more, then the rapper has been more than triumphant one week into 2008, posting at the rate of five items a day. It kicks off with Kanye's epic Connect 4 battle with Beyonce, and breaks into raves about the limited-edition Lamborghini Reventon, Spongebob Squarepants, a Mickey Mouse doll and the unofficial video for CRS' "Us Placers" (which we wrote about last month).

Posts this week introduce us to Dr. Dre's new line of headphones, Swarovski's batch of crystal-encrusted USB drives and a collection of boulder-looking couch pillows. We wonder whether West is really behind the rabid posting, or if the Sharper Image somehow hacked into his website and are using his blog to disseminate their press releases. All the objects seem really cool, but what's the point of Kanye showing his fans extravagant items that only he can afford?

West does take a brief break from the product placing here and there, getting all nostalgic with a post of the video of Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity," taking us on a tour of Japan's Kamioka Observatory and showcasing the works of his favorite artist of the moment, Ron Mueck. While West's posting habits makes the Rock Daily crew look less than productive, we're glad he's back to blogging, as the twenty-six posts in a five-day span comes after Kanye hadn't updated his blog since November 10th, the day his mother Donda passed away.

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