Saturday, July 31st, 2010 at 4:24 pm
Kanye is back in the mix of things which is really a bloggers dream. This guy is like a content machine. Well he hit NYC for his latest press/I’m back in the real world run. First off he hit up Rolling Stone to discuss his upcoming album, which he is currently thinking of titles for. Below check the description of Kanye’s visit to Rolling Stone’s office, and brief video summary.
- West says the vibe of his new record is positivity, acknowledging that he’s made mistakes in his life. Adding that he believes great art doesn’t have to come from dark places, he said, “I feel like [now] I can be a vessel for good will and energy.” Dressed in a tailored charcoal gray suit, black wayfarer-style sunglasses and lace-less Dries Van Noten shoes, West opened up his laptop and fired through nearly a dozen new tracks plus snippets of unfinished ones. He played the full version of “My Chain Heavy” (the racially charged song he debuted a cappella at Facebook earlier this week), which was anchored by an old-school beat with a spacey whistle hook. Other songs featured some of Kanye’s most adventurous and experimental music yet: heavy beats, cellos, sparse piano lines, fuzzed-out electric guitar solos, and spooky sci-fi melodies. After gesturing for all the office’s interns to join him and ask questions, West said he’d love to work with Lauryn Hill (“she’s last of a dying breed”) and Thom Yorke, made frequent references to Anchorman, Dodgeball and Semi-Pro, and joked that Twitter was designed with him in mind. “Rock stars just get scared and just run away from popular culture,” he said. “It takes so much for me and Eminem to come back and embrace [it] and say, ‘You know what? We have to deliver this on a major level to make a difference.”
Below scope Yeezy’s Dries Van Noten shoes that had everyone at Rolling Stong going ham. Below that is Kanye’s other new accessory. Diamond bottoms of course. They AREN’T FRONTS. Below that he catches up with Hov for some dinner at Nello’s.