The New York Times Interview With Kanye West Is The Best Thing On The Internet Right Now

13 Jun

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So, The New York Times has an interview with Kanye West where he opens up about his career and his new album, “Yeezus”. It is the best read on the internet right now. It proves to be insightful:

Mr. West has had the most sui generis hip-hop career of the last decade. No rapper has embodied hip-hop’s often contradictory impulses of narcissism and social good quite as he has, and no producer has celebrated the lush and the ornate quite as he has. He has spent most of his career in additive mode, figuring out how to make music that’s majestic and thought-provoking and grand-scaled. And he’s also widened the genre’s gates, whether for middle-class values or high-fashion and high-art dreams.

At the same time, he’s been a frequent lightning rod for controversy, a bombastic figure who can count rankling two presidents among his achievements, along with being a reliably dyspeptic presence at award shows (when he attends them).

And, it also offers some absolute gems from Kanye:

I don’t know if this is statistically right, but I’m assuming I have the most Grammys of anyone my age, but I haven’t won one against a white person.

The longer your ‘gevity is, the more confidence you build.

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.

If you don’t make Christmas presents, meaning making something that’s so emotionally connected to people, don’t talk to me.

I think he may actually be a creative genius. Seriously, go read it now.

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