“Kanye is our white whale,” Moghadam admits.

from Ray Rahman (Ft. LEMON) – Chasing Kanye on Rap Genius

Meaning

Moby-Dick, the title character of Herman Melville’s 1851 novel Moby Dick, is a giant, mostly white sperm whale. Captain Ahab is determined to hunt down Moby-Dick because the whale bit off Ahab’s leg and killed his son during a previous voyage

Ahab’s monomaniacal pursuit of the white whale is used here as a metaphor for Mahbod Moghadam’s monomaniacal desire to recruit Kanye West as a Rap Genius “Verified Artist.” (Tom Lehman’s “white whale” is rumored to be Vanilla Ice.)

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