Details unravel Kanye’s mystery
Still my favorite man, Kanye West, covers Details March 2009 issue looking hot and serious on the cover.
Do you know what my favorite part about West is? His ego, his HUGE ego. I’ve never seen a man more self-absorbed than Kanye. But, on the other hand, that’s maybe the most intriguing thing about him.
So he talked to Details and here are my favorite bits:
On his ego:
Oh my God, I’m one of the greatest rappers in the world. I’ll get on a track and completely ee-nihilate that track, I’ll eat it and rip it in half. I wouldn’t have to think of it.
There’s nothing more to be said about music. I’m the fucking end-all, be-all of music. I know what I’m doing. I did 808s in three weeks. I got it. It’s on cruise control. . . .
To the “I am the voice of this generation” quote
If not me, then who? Someone could be a better rapper, dance better. But culturally impacting? When you look back at these four and a half years, who’s the icon at the end of the day? Who broke down color barriers? What other black guy would a white person use as a fashion reference?
On how it all started & his penis-vagina computer game
First beat I did was in seventh grade, on my computer. I got into doing beats for the video games I used to try to make. My game was very sexual. The main character was, like, a giant penis. It was like Mario Brothers, but the ghosts were, like, vaginas. Mind you, I’m 12 years old, and this is stuff 30-year-olds are programming. You’d have to draw in and program every little step-it literally took me all night to do a step, ’cause the penis, y’know, had little feet and eyes.
On lexical meaning and real connotation of the word “gay”:
Y’know, words have negative connotations, and explain why that’s good. Take the word gay-like, in hip-hop, that’s a negative thing, right? But in the past two, three years, all the gay people I’ve encountered have been, like, really, really, extremely dope. Y’know, I haven’t, like, gone to a gay bar, nor do I ever plan to. But where I would talk to a gay person-the conversation would be mostly around, like, art or design-it’d be really dope.
From a design standpoint, kids’ll say, ‘Dude, those pants are gay.’ But if it’s, like, good, good, good fashion-level, design-level stuff, where it’s on a higher level than the average commercial design stuff, it’s, like, gay people that do that. I think that should be said as a compliment. Like, ‘Dude, that’s so good it’s almost . . . gay.”Dude, you pay real attention to detail-that’s almost, like, gay!’ ‘You had a whole conversation with that girl without bringing up sex? That was, like, gay!‘
Love this guy!
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