Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Kanye Covers Details Mag + Video: Mens.Style Interview

Kanye West Details Mag Cover
Why does this guy always look depressed on Mag Covers??


Details Mag normally bores the sh__ out of me...

Nice read..Kanye never dissappoints on the quote side...

"Put this in the magazine: 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. . . . Man, we talked about music for God knows how long!" he yells. "Now let's talk about how my fucking sweater didn't come back right from Korea. That's what's interesting me."

"One of the problems with being a bubbling source of creativity—it's like I'm bubbling in a laboratory, and if you don't put a cap on it, at one point it will, like, break the glass. If I can hone that . . . then I have, like, nuclear power, like a superhero, like Cyclops when he puts his glasses on."

"The big payback," he calls it. "I work with different designers and they'll see me coming, saying 'I wanna do this line,' and they're like, 'Cool, give me $150,000 for two weeks' work'! It's like, 'This dude is so eager to get in—he's a millionaire who doesn't know his ass from his face, and we're gonna charge him up the fucking ass for a sketch, for an idea, for a sample.' Every time I did a sample line—it was over a quarter-million."

Of course me I zero in on the sex quote..' "People ask me a lot about my drive. I think it comes from, like, having a sexual addiction at a really young age," he says. "Look at the drive that people have to get sex—to dress like this and get a haircut and be in the club in the freezing cold at 3 A.M., the places they go to pick up a girl. If you can focus the energy into something valuable, put that into work ethic . . '..agreed..read 'Think and Grow Rich' Chapter 10..lol...

You can check the piece out here

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