Wednesday, June 12, 2013
"Behind Kanye's Mask"
New York Times - "The Visionaries: Behind Kanye's Mask"
by Jon Caramanica
So many classic Kanye quotes. Read it all.
Q: Even though you had always wanted to be out in front, was there ever a point where you valued your anonymity?
"Yeah, I held on to the last moments of it. I knew when I wrote the line “light-skinned friend look like Michael Jackson” [from the song “Slow Jamz"] I was going to be a big star. At the time, they used to have the Virgin music [stores], and I would go there and just go up the escalator and say to myself, “I’m soaking in these last moments of anonymity.” I knew I was going to make it this far; I knew that this was going to happen."