Video: Kanye West: “I’m the Michael Jordan Of Rapping”

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Say what you will about Yeezy, he’s actually a great rapper. Luckily, it’s in these moments of doubt that he pulls through with something like Graduation, so I’m looking forward to hearing what he’s gonna do next. Seriously, this, the new Common album and Blueprint 3 is what the kids have been yearning for.

“I kill that rap sh–, that’s what I do,” he said of his upcoming opus. “Lyrics right now, they’re awes-mazing. They’re basically untouchable. I’m about to take it to a whole ‘nother level. I’d be scared if I was not me.”

Kanye said he’s always making an album, because he comes up with lyrics just by having conversations with people. He still doesn’t write his rhymes down and hasn’t in six years. The composing process is obviously working out for him.

“As far as rapping goes, how can I say this? Jordan, Michael Jackson — it’s what I do,” West told us recently comparing his greatness on the mic to what the Mikes do in their respective arenas. “It’s time for me to bust another rap album.” [||]

Very good news to me (the regular-season-Lebron James of blogging).