The first part of what will no doubt become an iconic interview with rapper Kanye West, has just hit the internet.
During the interview, which took place at BBC Radio 1, West hits on a range of topics including his latest cd Yeezus.
“I was able to start making exactly what was in my mind again,” said Kanye while speaking on Yeezus. “Not having to speak the textures of the time. Cause you know Cruel Summer is definitely Kanye West…If you look at it 200 years from now it’s not gonna stand out in the way that 808s or Yeezusstands out. And can completely push or redefine or make people say ‘Hey, I completely hate that’ or ‘I completely love that.”
West went on to compare himself to reaching “Michael Jackson status” and the culture of rap as it stands today.
“I would not be Kanye West if it wasn’t for Michael Jackson,” he said.“I was able to ascend to massive heights,” he said. “And I’ve got to a point that Michael Jackson did not break down. I have reached the glass ceiling, as a creative person, as a celebrity and I’ve been at it for 10 years.”
“Rap is the new rock ‘n’ roll,” West said.”We the new rock stars, and I’m the biggest of all of them. I’m the No. 1 rock star on the planet.”
Check out the full interview below. We can only hope Part 2 hits the internet soon.
UPDATE-Ask and you shall receive. Here’s Part 2 of the interview: