Ever since Mr. West dropped his debut album College Dropout back in 2004, he is been virtually inadmissible making headlines with his relationships, publicity stunts, collaborations and provocative lyrics. He has become so influential and is constantly changing the game but has this fame turned him into a Jackass? (Obama’s words, not mine). Jon Caramanica of the New York Times has a serious talk with the rap-star about his 6th solo album “Yeezus” and even if you don’t like his music, Kayne West is an entertainer through and through and he puts on one hilarious performance.
Here are some of IRV favourite jaw-dropping moments that we needed to share:
But has that instinct led you astray? Like the Taylor Swift interruption at the MTV Video Music Awards, things like that.
It’s only led me to complete awesomeness at all times. It’s only led me to awesome truth and awesomeness. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. That’s all it is.
A lot happened between “Graduation” and “808s,” obviously: a lot of struggle, a lot of tough things for you. [Mr. West’s mother died in 2007.]
Creative output, you know, is just pain. I’m going to be cliché for a minute and say that great art comes from pain. But also I’d say a bigger statement than that is: Great art comes from great artists. There’s a bunch of people that are hurt that still couldn’t have made the album that was super-polarizing and redefined the sound of radio.
Respecting [your] trendsetting[?]
Yeah, respect my trendsetting abilities. Once that happens, everyone wins. The world wins; fresh kids win; creatives win; the company wins.
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