Video: Kanye Speaks @ The Rolling Stone Offices

The offices of Rolling Stone were the latest stop on Kanye’s promo tour:

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.

In this clip he pontificates about how his art is coming from a place of  joy and excitement, and the limits of rap and putting your life on the line for your art and how so many artists today are pussies.

I’m just saying… what’s your credenza game…#DON‘TTALKTOME!!! http://twitpic.com/29sqphThu Jul 29 19:51:35 via Twitpic


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102 Responses to “Video: Kanye Speaks @ The Rolling Stone Offices”

  1. Baby jesus Says:

    Chill

  2. Baby jesus Says:

    Wtf is son talkin bout

  3. west one Says:

    kanye close your mouth and promote your album instead of givin speeches and shit

  4. west one Says:

    never mind kanye i respect what u said at the end

  5. koa29 Says:

    real talk on that him and eminem thing tho, u get to a point where you’re so famous it fucks your life up… white boy went crazy on pills … kanye joined illuminati

  6. koa29 Says:

    jokes … but yea, ‘ye real talk … that rap was nice

  7. 50 Says:

    My Chain heavy is prod by DJ toomp no lie

  8. 50 Says:

    kanye joined illuminati

    ^
    its sad the IIluminati shit is a fad now. i rember back in the day ppl used to take it seriously now its everywhre. if you make over amount of dollars you gotta sacafice someone or some stupid shit. ama conspiracy person myself but u niggaz is takin it too far. you dont know the first thing about the “enlighted ones” learn ya history before you say stupid shit

  9. Sir Luscious Left Foot aka son of chico dusty Says:

    smh at niggas saying eskay sacrificed nation for the Illuminati

  10. Tong Po Flo Says:

    I’m just saying… what’s your credenza game

    ^ *dead*

  11. Tong Po Flo Says:

    smh at niggas saying eskay sacrificed nation for the Illuminati

    ^ He did haven’t you seen Nation lately; that cat looks like a zombie

  12. nicknick Says:

    *spits acapella in 2dopeboyz comment section*

  13. WULU Says:

    this guy..

  14. NOLAIS504(UPTOWN) Says:

    ye you really think Jesus had a wife dawg?

  15. Tong Po Flo Says:

    *spits acapella in the panty/bra section at Walmart*

  16. Tong Po Flo Says:

    ye you really think Jesus had a wife dawg?

    ^ of course and she a bad bitch too, ride or crucified type chick

  17. WULU Says:

    *spits acapella on top of eskay’s coffee table*

  18. The Shot Clock Says:

    smh at niggas saying eskay sacrificed nation for the Illuminati

    ^

    ROFL

  19. BooBoo Says:

    Got a main bitch, and a mistress, a couple girlfriends, I’m so hood rich (c) Jesus

  20. why? Says:

    so many artists today are pussies.

    ^
    People many years ago predicted this shit to happen though. Always some people doubting everything and some thinking shit won’t last and people selling out or just never changing and wanting to go to the “next level”.

    Oh and also looking at the Power stills I’m wondering how Hip Hop went from amateur recorded Graffiti , B-boy, and big chain wearing rap videos on MTV to Videos on BET with graffiti on t-shirts while getting head from a chick while some dance movie is playing in the little screen tv in the Mercedes to some Sistine Chapel inspired dark rap video with naked chicks dressed as demons and angels on youtube.

    No shots either.

  21. Tong Po Flo Says:

    Videos on BET with graffiti on t-shirts while getting head from a chick while some dance movie is playing in the little screen tv

    ^ Slim Thug?

  22. why? Says:

    Oh and lol at the thought of Ye getting all the major blogs together and talking about mostly random shit, music, and 30 minutes of the dudes opinion on blogs while standing on a table. Hip Hop bloggers and Miss Info on one side and gay and female gossip bloggers on the other.

  23. J Says:

    This man is brilliant. Sept 14th, the game changes again.

  24. Tong Po Flo Says:

    Miss Info on one side

    ^ *white boys it up*

    *I would like to get Miss Info on one side, it you know what I mean!!*

    *laughs for 20 minutes*

    *High-five’s self*

  25. leonard Washington aka The Black Nahmba Says:

    I think im fresh huxtable…joe 88 wakko flocko i go hard in the paint…stop@5 you know my flow is live…so complex to my life you will subscribe…i think im tong po.. landlord so hoodrich aint shit i cant afford..I think im beezy ..jihad..smack eskay in his mouth for thinkin that hes god…i think im casket face nahright on here all day smh this cant be life

  26. Smear Says:

    # Troubleshooter1900 Says:
    July 30th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Finally read that Freddie Gibbs article and looked up some of his material. Man, that nigga is like what Pac’s son would sound like. He a funny character though.
    ^^^
    been sayin…although he spit better than ‘Pac ever did

  27. Hopp Says:

    ” he spit better than ‘Pac ever did ”

    No.

  28. samsohn Says:

    last sentence of the whole thing was legit…rest of the interview is just kanye spitting total self conceited garbage

  29. Smear Says:

    in terms of “coke rap”

    Clipse >>> Ricky

    all day
    ^^
    yup…and the only reason you’re even able to make that comparison is because Clipse give him their leftovers. You really thought the C.O wrote that ish himself???

  30. Smear Says:

    “No, no , no. I’m Not you rapper. I’m not just out here rappin and tappin, spittin and skitin and shit.” PushTonKey – now ghostwrites for those rappin/tappin/spittin/skittin fuckers. Uuueghck!LOL

  31. Mr.Londoner Says:

    “They Hate” only Yayo song i can listen to

  32. Mr.Londoner Says:

    # Smear Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 6:33 am

    in terms of “coke rap”

    Clipse >>> Ricky

    all day
    ^^
    yup…and the only reason you’re even able to make that comparison is because Clipse give him their leftovers. You really thought the C.O wrote that ish himself???
    =-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=–==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    “Stop @ 5″

  33. Smear Says:

    “Stop @ 5″
    ^^^
    LOL
    Stop it 5…innit?

    To be honest, Yayo actually put some decent shit together with that Swine Flu series and I always enjoyed his work on the early G-Unit shit….all energy, was a decent compliment to Banks and 50.

  34. Mr.Londoner Says:

    # Smear Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 7:27 am

    “Stop @ 5″
    ^^^
    LOL
    Stop it 5…innit?

    To be honest, Yayo actually put some decent shit together with that Swine Flu series and I always enjoyed his work on the early G-Unit shit….all energy, was a decent compliment to Banks and 50.
    =-=–=–=-=-=-=–=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-
    nahright.com/news/2010/07/30/n-o-r-e-nutcracker-prod-scoop-deville-dirty

  35. Smear Says:

    Whoa. just watching that Preemo/BunB clip it occurred to me that those two collaborating makes more sense than anythin on this planet. Shit is fuckin GangStarr reincarnate. RIP GURU n all but think on it tho, Bun fills those shoes more than adequately, he has that deep monotonous but killer flow and is a genuine dude…. Both lost their longtime partners in the game…Plus Premier is from fuckin TEXAS to begin with, its a natural fuckin fit.
    Now before you cunts get sand in ya vaginas over any misperceived insinuation that Guru is just a disposable/replaceable figure in Hip-Hop let me just say I have the utmost respect for the dude, his legacy and was privileged enough to catch one of GangStarr’s last performances together in 04….

    Just sayin tho…

  36. Smear Says:

    Ya lost there me Ldner.

  37. RIGZ Says:

    yup…and the only reason you’re even able to make that comparison is because Clipse give him their leftovers. You really thought the C.O wrote that ish himself???

    ^^^

    SMMFH

  38. Tong Po Flo Says:

    i think im tong po

    ^ *starts to blush (nh)*

    —————————————————————————

    jihad..smack eskay in his mouth for thinkin that hes god

    ^ roff eskghey do be walking around thinking he created the first blog or sumthin’

    ——————————————————————————-

    ” he spit better than ‘Pac ever did ”

    No.

    ^ double-no, you give that herb too much credit

  39. Smear Says:

    Whats crackin Rigz?
    Reckon BAWSE writes his own rhymes?

  40. Smear Says:

    ” he spit better than ‘Pac ever did ”

    No.

    ^ double-no, you give that herb too much credit
    ^^^
    Not necessarily as a whole songmaker….but straight rappin? fuckin oath.
    Pac was incredible at what he did, he influenced people on a global scale never seen before or since…..the sad shit is tho and think on this…would a major record label in this day and age actually sign and promote him properly?

  41. Smear Says:

    Remember now, Pac came up hard like a lot of people and he was able (and afforded) to grow as an artist and a man. Havin said that he was also a performing arts student, whose THUG tendencies really emerged AFTER his time as a backup dancer for D.U. Wonder how his career woulda played out if fuckin ignorance like WorldStarShitHop was flourishing during his come up…. fuck even the Prodigy’s SummerJam screen moment could’ve been ‘Pac if he kept ridin on Hov/BIG/NYC instead of being murdered and subsequently immortalised. That’s no shot at pac neither because Pac had some real wisdom and words to say, especially at his age, as well as being an incredible musician and talented actor (Gridlock’d was great)…… still makes me wonder tho coz alotta shit would have been different.

  42. Asparaghost Says:

    Kanye finally on his shit again, but he’s a bigger douche bag than before

    didn’t even know this was possible
    I pray that this isn’t called “the best album of our time” or sumtin

    dude might go crazy and run for president

  43. RIGZ Says:

    # Smear Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Whats crackin Rigz?
    Reckon BAWSE writes his own rhymes?

    ^^^

    Wha um…

    & yes of course I do. Why would I think any different..?

  44. Asparaghost Says:

    ‘Pac had some real wisdom and words to say, especially at his age’

    ^^
    THAT x2

  45. Asparaghost Says:

    To be honest, Yayo actually put some decent shit together with that Swine Flu series and I always enjoyed his work on the early G-Unit shit….all energy, was a decent compliment to Banks and 50.

    ^^^

    aw heeeeeeell naw

  46. Smear Says:

    ^^^sorry, imma give it back to you but,
    Greatest Douche Of All Time!
    Goddamm if he doesn’t make some seriously dope music though.

    Hey, if Wyclef can do it…..

  47. Smear Says:

    Can’t really see the GOP or Democrats endorsin him tho, lol.

  48. Smear Says:

    Wha um…

    & yes of course I do. Why would I think any different..?
    ^^
    His RAPID improvement…..and the similarities in cadence/content between his and some recent collaborators work

    Check Pusha on Doorman….and then tell me you can’t hear Rawse spittin it.

  49. hl Says:

    Just brought Cocainism back into rotation. This is one of the best albums of the year.

  50. RIGZ Says:

    Check Pusha on Doorman….and then tell me you can’t hear Rawse spittin it.

    ^^^

    I cant. Cant imagine Clipse spiting ANY recent ross verse either

    And his improvement hasnt been THAT rapid…if you listen to Ross, you’d know he’s been dumbing his shit down for a while..he could always rap when he wanted to

    saddens me, rap fans complain rappers aint nice enuff…they get better & get shitted on 4 doing so…Only in hiphop. lol. Just give credit where its due. Ross & Clipse sound NOTHING alike. Not even remotely similar (excluding subject matter). any1 saying different is delusional.

    and im a clipse fan

  51. hl Says:

    lol FOH with that Clipse shit. Ross has been steadily improving since he’s been in the game.

  52. Smear Says:

    ^^^Cocainism= dope

    @RIGZ
    Even his “introspective” dope talk – “What did I do to deserve this?” ish sounds like Malice….. One minute the bros. Thornton were shakin their head about dude’s lyin ass, constantly callin out fake dope talk…next they are partyin it up with him on camera and citing DTR as album of the year….. right after their boys took a heavy federal fall for living the shit they were spittin bout… C’mon now.

  53. RIGZ Says:

    @RIGZ
    Even his “introspective” dope talk – “What did I do to deserve this?” ish sounds like Malice…..

    ^^

    So Malice invented that..?

    Thats Reasonable Doubt 101 b.

    To be real, everything you’re saying is a reach. Plasticman status lol. Clipse probably said DTR is album of the year because it DESERVED to be in that convo

    I remember them saying Money Make Me Cum was their fav record, & that was a long time ago

    why you wanna believe they have ANYTHING to do with his writing so much…? LOL.

  54. hl Says:

    Smear, what evidence do you have of that though? You could say anyone wrote for anyone.

  55. Smear Says:

    For the record, I enjoy listenin to Teflon Don. I wish the Clipse picked beats as consistently. Just dunno bout Ross’ bars being his own. Remember his feeble attempts at dissing 50 with those bullshit freestyles? THAT was Ross’ rhymes.

    Similaritie are right there..straight coke talk clever…with improved insight/introspection…..no storytelling……

  56. Rey Says:

    KanYe >>

    That is all.

  57. RIGZ Says:

    I think man will say / make up anything to help them believe Ross isnt Top 3 rappers right now…

    But its just the truth man. I seen the same shit happen to wayne…

  58. hl Says:

    @Rey Did he release any new music?

  59. RIGZ Says:

    Remember his feeble attempts at dissing 50 with those bullshit freestyles? THAT was Ross’ rhymes.

    ^^^

    Mafia Music was verse of the year candidate tho…

    This is like when people try to tell me Jada wrote for Biggie. Like, cmon b. LOL

  60. hl Says:

    Fun Fact: Jungle wrote Illmatic

  61. Hopp Says:

    ” saddens me, rap fans complain rappers aint nice enuff…they get better & get shitted on 4 doing so ”

    Word … People hating for the sake of hating … formulating theories and whatnot … smh …

  62. RIGZ Says:

    Afu-Ra made all of Premo’s greatest beats

  63. hl Says:

    Ty Ty wrote Reasonable Doubt.

  64. Hopp Says:

    Asher Roth been ghostwriting for Raekwon too, ya’know …

  65. Shooter Says:

    Ty Ty wrote Reasonable Doubt.
    ^^^

    roff

  66. hl Says:

    Rhymefest wrote College Dropout. Oh, wait…

  67. Hopp Says:

    80% of College Dropout beats were leftovers that Kanye stole from Lex Luger notebook.

  68. RIGZ Says:

    Dru Ha wrote Monkey Barz and sold Sean his rhyme book. thats why he was the brokest rapper you know

  69. Shooter Says:

    What if I told you that AZ didnt exist…

  70. tAjh Says:

    Saigon ghost produced Breathe for Just Blaze

  71. Tong Po Flo Says:

    Sean Kingston wrote all the lyrics for Damian’s Welcome To Jamrock and Halfway Tree

  72. Hopp Says:

    ” Sean Kingston wrote all the lyrics for Damian’s Welcome To Jamrock ”

    lolol

  73. hl Says:

    @shooter Word. What if we used that whole beef thing as a marketing tool?

  74. Mr.Londoner Says:

    wtf.. hows are the links in that twitter screenshot”pic” click able??

  75. Brooklyn Strong Says:

    Bleek wrote all the lyrics for “Mind Right”

  76. SansBeach Says:

    Kanye is one of my favorite artist but what is he talking about?

  77. Smear Says:

    LOL…fair play
    cunts…..
    trawled TSS for backup:

    It’s the G-O-D .. Godfather part P! says:
    June 28, ’10 at 7:20 pm

    Now that someone mentioned they think the brothers thorton are ghost writing for ricky ross, I can only imagine Pusha spitting everytime I listen to ross. That is all.
    ^^^
    There ya go I knew I wasn’t alone

    and before y’all OD on this one just remember Pharoahe Monch wrote for P.Diddy… Cheers.

  78. SansBeach Says:

    I think Kanye has become like George Lucas or James Cameron
    Talented people who have become extremely successful,
    but have no one with the heart or backbone to challenege them
    when they think and say dumb shit.

  79. Smear Says:

    “Buy what we want,spend what they WANT, young rich hot aggin everything she WHONTS!” (c)PushaT soundin like Rawse

  80. Free J Says:

    *daps all*

    came to work 2 hours late wit a hangover…

    walked 20 somethin blocks on the strip in search of spaghetti lol

  81. leonard Washington aka The Black Nahmba Says:

    listening to knaan makes me wanna listen to k-os

  82. mcb Says:

    ahah waht up Free J, hows that hangover

    Pand i think its been known that
    Pusha T>Ross & a whole bunch of people who talk cocaine.

    him & yeezy working with each other=win.

    BLACK KEYS TONIGHT
    if you havent’ heard the new album Brothers, check it out, one song (musically) sounds lieka slowed down Wu-Tang beat, “Too Afraid to Love

  83. BroliC FontS Says:

    Yeah, but Knaan and K-os BEEN ghost writing for Wil-I-Am

  84. BroliC FontS Says:

    BLACK KEYS TONIGHT
    if you havent’ heard the new album Brothers, check it out, one song (musically) sounds lieka slowed down Wu-Tang beat, “Too Afraid to Love

    ^BLk Keys is quite dope…Id see ‘em live

  85. Free J Says:

    whaddup mcb

    this shit sux but thank god its saturday aint got shit to do but bs on nahright, facebook and write music

  86. mcb Says:

    OJ da Juiceman ghostwrote for Plies on Goon Affiliated,
    just saying…

  87. Hopp Says:

    ” aint got shit to do but bs on nahright, facebook and write music ”

    That’s not a bad thing at all.

  88. mcb Says:

    yah Free J, sounds pretty legit, if you gotta be there.
    im gonna try to catch up on some work that i didint do this week, then get Super high ((c) Rozay) and hit up the Black Keys show. I kinda hope they do a couple beats/instrumentals from Black Roc but who knows…

  89. SeniorCivilian Says:

    # mcb Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    BLACK KEYS TONIGHT
    if you havent’ heard the new album Brothers, check it out, one song (musically) sounds lieka slowed down Wu-Tang beat, “Too Afraid to Love
    ^This albums stays in rotation. They come to my town on the 9th of september i believe and I can’t fucking wait.

  90. SeniorCivilian Says:

    Yo fuck you mcb. I’ve been trying to ween (none) myself off this brothers album because I realized 90% of the time thats what I listen to and then you bring it up and now I’m about to light up and listen to it all the way through…

  91. mcb Says:

    SeniorCivilian Says:

    July 31st, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    # mcb Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    BLACK KEYS TONIGHT
    if you havent’ heard the new album Brothers, check it out, one song (musically) sounds lieka slowed down Wu-Tang beat, “Too Afraid to Love
    ^This albums stays in rotation. They come to my town on the 9th of september i believe and I can’t fucking wait.
    ^^
    yeah man, ill let you know some of the set monday if you’re around, just holler.

    anyone know other groups/aritsts that have a SIMILAR sound, kinda bluesish rock… thats the shit right there. they could make a ton prob just selling their instrumentals to producers/rappers, but I bet they’d rather keep that music close to them.

  92. mcb Says:

    SeniorCivilian Says:

    July 31st, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    Yo fuck you mcb. I’ve been trying to ween (none) myself off this brothers album because I realized 90% of the time thats what I listen to and then you bring it up and now I’m about to light up and listen to it all the way through…
    ^^^
    haha my bad?
    im assuming you OD’d already off the Black Roc? I wish they would make another one, I mean Jimmy Jones spit a nice 16, if you can get him to do that today, that’s gotta means omething (not taking anything away from Jones tho)

  93. Smear Says:

    BLACK KEYS TONIGHT
    if you havent’ heard the new album Brothers, check it out, one song (musically) sounds lieka slowed down Wu-Tang beat, “Too Afraid to Love

    ^BLk Keys is quite dope…Id see ‘em live
    ^^^
    Fuckin Great Live

  94. SeniorCivilian Says:

    mcb Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    haha my bad?
    im assuming you OD’d already off the Black Roc? I wish they would make another one, I mean Jimmy Jones spit a nice 16, if you can get him to do that today, that’s gotta means omething (not taking anything away from Jones tho)
    ^Yeah Blackroc was how I first heard of the Black Keys. Downloaded their shit and wasn’t a huge fan, but then Brothers came out and it sounds a lot more like Blackroc than their other stuff and thats exactly what I was looking for.

  95. de la swole Says:

    *spits acapella with random girl in the sheets*

  96. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    People are stupid thinking Rawse has a ghostwriter. He clearly LIVES it.

    You ever think maybe sometimes he actually IS Big Meech?

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  98. leonard Washington aka The Black Nahmba Says:

    what did ya ll think about my bmf remix?

  99. Tong Po Flo Says:

    *spits acapella during a live taping of the Rachel Ray Show*

  100. Tong Po Flo Says:

    oh and Rachel Ray’s bumper >>>>>

  101. mcb Says:

    I think I’m big meech, Larry Hoover,
    live like me, delusions rule ya…

    just playing bawseeeeeeeeeeeee

  102. SayyyWorddd Says:

    Man Yeezy slow down on all that excess shit and deliver a powerful album

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