Kanye West Speaks About Competition, Investing 5,000 Hours Into One Song, More
Watch Kanye’s live stream as he dives deeper into his new video, why he decided to follow one person on Twitter, and a snippet of his next single.
Live from Korea late this week, and with 20 minutes before boarding a plane, Kanye West hopped on UStream.com to speak directly to his fans. The G.O.O.D Music head touched on many issues, revealing his influences on his upcoming album, after taking a hiatus from interviews and traditional press.
Highlights and notables include:
His Influence: Rotating through the thousands of pictures that he has on his laptop, Kanye revealed how imagery and movies (Avatar, Children of Men, There Will be Blood) influence the production process in his artwork.
Following One Person on Twitter: “[I was] Feeling random, ya know. My moves are a little bit random sometimes. I’m not really that calculated.”
His Competition: “…I’m not really thinking about other rappers’ albums. I’m trying to make my music compete with that [fashion designer Alexander] McQueen collection. I’m not saying that it does I’m just saying that is the goal….”
“When I think of competition it’s like I try to create against the past. I think about Michelangelo, Picasso, the pyramids. That’s the reason why I put 5,000 hours into a song like ‘Power.’”
The “Power” Video: Kanye originally reached out to Marco Brambilla based on the civilization piece that he did for Standard Hotel in New York.
Check out the “Power” video to compare.
The Next Single : “We dropping the next single in the next twenty days. It’s between these two songs one is called ‘Lost In The World’ the other one is called ‘All Of The Lights.'” West went on to premier a 45 second snippet of “All Of The Lights”.
Watch the rest…
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FYI stream ended at around 4:45pm EST