By Nick Murray, Christopher R. Weingarten
On New Year’s Eve, Kanye West and Paul McCartney dropped their collaborationÂ “Only One,”Â an Auto-Tuned, Stevie-tinged meditation on parenthood thatÂ a spokesperson calls “the first publicly available recording from what has become a prolific musical collaboration between these two legendary artists.”
Some folks ”” most likely joking ”” started posting variations of “Who is Paul McCartney?” and a cyclone of activity soon took over Twitter. There were smug folks angry or saddened that kids don’t know their hugely famous elders; there were equally smug people defending a teen’s right not to know someone whose biggest hit came out 46 years ago; there were headlines from news organizations that fueled the fires.
Let Rolling StoneÂ soothe the worried minds of anyoneÂ trolled by these pranksters: Assuming that a teenager has been actively aware of pop culture in the last 10 years, here are 14 reasons why there’s really no excuse thatÂ millenialsÂ aren’t mindful of Macca.