Moving away from his rants of late, Kanye West took a second out of his busy schedule to speak on his forthcoming ventures. At Miami’s Art Basel, the rapper sat down with architect Jaques Hezog to further delve into his background in art and design. The rapper goes on to explain how the minimalist approach to Yeezus will also play an intrinsic role in his upcoming project, noting that the album will consist of eight songs. Read an insert below and head to Rolling Stone for the full article.
“My original creative background was fine art. By the time I was 14, I was in national competitions for art, and I actually went to school for art. Sometimes I actually forget that. Except for when I tour and I look back at the stage and say, ‘Wait a second, I forgot this was the whole trick I pulled on everyone to make them think I was a rapper, a musician or celebrity when the entire time it’s all been a giant art project.
I thought my opinion wasn’t strong enough with what I was painting. When I would see my own work, I never thought I would visually be able to become one of the masters — I thought I had a stronger opinion when I worked on music. I got a stronger response.”