Kanye West Explains All Things “Yeezus”

If you are going to bet one somebody, you have to bet on Kanye West. His methods have become increasingly unconventional and yet, he’s still got the ear of every fan, site, hater and blog, despite the noticeable absence of a single. At a listening session, the creative enigma took the time to explain Yeezus, the process of creating the album and even what the title truly means.

“If you ever see somebody standing next to me, know that they’re better than me at something.

“We didn’t give a fuck about what nobody said from the outside looking in. We just wanted to make the best product possible and this is just the beginning of an entire new mentality about how to make music – directly for the people. They said, no, wait ’til August. No, its about delivering some s**t for y’all to go to work to, to ride to, to listen too, work out to. Whatever you do, this is a soundtrack for this s**t. We gonna keep doing this s**t over and over. ”

From Daft Punk working on like 3-4 joints on the album. The first joint, “Onsite,” “I Am a God,” “Black Skinhead.” Mike Dean, Travis Scott, working on the album. Hudson Mohawke, Arthur. Last, but not least that came and helped bring this whole shit together, that executive produced the album with me and the family, is Rick Rubin coming in and like finishing up the whole shit for us, which is legendary because everything we did on this project, everything I did, like when we released ‘Numbers on the Board,” from the video, to the no artwork, to the style of the song and everything, I was like ‘what would Rick Rubin do.’ What was his Def Jam shit that they would do because I remember Rick even saying, he said ‘when we did Def Jam we really wasn’t feeling like we was in competition with nobody body because our s**t was so direct… ‘where we at right now?’ We in the middle of the city right now, open to the muthaf**kin’ streets and nobody is shuttin’ down shit while we make real music.

So I had to go to the god Rick Rubin and play him my s**t, ask him questions and allow him to take this project to an entirely new level. And he made a lot of great decisions at the end and pulled it to a new level.

I wanna explain something about the title Yeezus, simply put West was my slave name and Yeezus is my god name.”

  • Mob BanCster

    This nigga Kanye is sumn else. Notta Diss nor a Compliment

    • The Yeezus name makes sense though….in a Kanye’esque sort of way!

      Hard not to check for this album.

      • Mob BanCster

        I dig some of his lyrics but he still hasn’t chosen what side he’s on. One minute he’s super conscious, one minute he’s super negative, one minute he’s strange and the next minute he’s normal. LMAO, I ain’t got time for that, you either come to the Good side or I’m not goan support you, I just wish him the best.



      • Prentis Brown

        This is also whats made him successful mind you.

      • Jayce Cabell

        So cliche, but Tupac was one of those type of people for hiphop already. Honestly. you and I are those type of people. Nobody is 100% normal. you engage and react negatively and positively to shit everyday. being able to encompass that in music is a talent. thats why you have conscious, and trap rap. those are mentality’s. if you can fuse it all together thats what makes greats, great.

      • Brian Andrew Smith

        c’mon, its comedy and tragedy yin and yang. contradiction is essential to life and art.

      • Mob BanCster


      • Celz

        Tupac, DMX, Nas.. Represent Yin and Yang.. Kanye is just lost..

      • Brian Andrew Smith

        I agree with you completely on pac, nas and dmx. But how is kanye not representative of yin and yang. Just wondering your thoughts. Lets avoid arguing this time around, and have an actual discussion. Cool?

      • Celz

        Cool.. lol

        But Kanye has virtually no content anymore that can be seen as positive. Flossin and fuccin bytches isn’t a positive message positive after you hit your late twenties. No one is perfect but Kanye can mix in some of the messages that he used to spit in his older material. All Falls Down is a classic song, you will never hear Kanye that down to earth again.. Unless he goes broke..

      • Brian Andrew Smith

        positive and negative social content are not the only aspects of yin and yang. it is any two diametric positions that have equal opposition which in turn create a balance.

      • Celz

        The only thing diametric about Kanye is the old Kanye vs. the new. Everything he projects in recent times is of disarray, egotism, materialism, low morality, etc… He is creative artistically; but he was more so, IMO, when he was more down to earth and morally conscious. It’s not just the the content of his lyrics. I mean the guy goes from making a song called “Jesus Walks” about being saved in a sinful world to naming his album Yeezus as a play on how much better he is than the rest of humanity. Lol it’s juvenile and laughable..

        My take on Ye.. The man is obviously going through great turmoil in his life ever since his mother passed. He feels predominately responsible for her death because he enabled her to be more materialistic than she normally would have been, and she died because of this. So to attempt to cover his guilt he turned to worldly vices; the things in life that bring instant gratification. Since these things like women, drugs (including alcohol), and a materialistic lifestyle do not bring long term happiness; they cause a downward spiral where consumption has to increase to receive the same level of gratification. Focusing all of your energy towards feeding your own happiness through vices, instead of healthy relationships, leads to increasingly egotistical views and behaviors. Also poor planning, judgement, and abnormal behaviors happen with increasing frequency. Hopefully Ye gets a shrink, God, a mentor or whatever he needs; because he is headed down a dark road.. Or maybe the nicca just geeked up off a couple pills.. Who knows…

  • King Cold

    blasphemy like a mutha…

  • Opposite Of Everyone

    “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king”.

  • southside4lyfe

    Boys can scream all that ellitism bullshit all day only niggaz complainin about Ye is niggaz that aint gettin no money. He worked hard to get to this point. People grow people change and it shows in his album. All I know is I rather be a Dick than a swallower!

    • Mob BanCster

      “only niggaz complainin about Ye is niggaz that aint gettin no money”? WTF are you talkin’ bout?? Please tell me because you don’t make sense to me

    • Who’sthis?

      you amde a lot of sense. 1+1= 6

  • nustradamous

    This album gonna be black punk rock……….he done did every other genre…….platinum first week my prediction……..

    • InTheNightKitchen

      I don’t think so, it might have some joints like that but the overall feel of it won’t be.

  • InTheNightKitchen

    Album might just shift the sound in Hip Hop. I have a feeling this album is gonna be crazy, one of those you might not catch it all on the first listen. Gotta dissect it like a toad in science class.

    Uh and by the way his cuban makes mine look like straight feces b. A lot of celebs been rocking the extra chunky diamond the fornication out joints lately. Jealous, in a good work smarter way

    • main0

      Every time west puts out an album the hip hop community (other artist) follows. From college dropout (soul samples) to graduation(techno fusion) 808s( synthesizers and singing) and even dark fantasy with the more gritty beats. Hes a genius

      • Thatguy_87

        He’s labeling this one as “Trap and drill house with a Chicago Influence.”

      • Brian Andrew Smith

        chicago house influence, and drill is just chicago’s take on trap

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  • WillVetterGoodin

    This dude is a trip! Im thinkin either a strong hit, or a strong miss, no on the fence sh*t.

  • Blue Skies

    Why is he cursing throughout the whole interview? He never use to speak like that. Still looking forward to the album, but this new Kanye is on one. He really needs to humble himself. Pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.


    dis nigga a effing joke…

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  • s0rethumb

    He is ascending. After this is all said and done Kanye gonna turn into Al Green. And Kim…Liz Taylor.

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  • DeeZilla

    I salute weird, because every genius has a little weirdness in them…. samples Albert Einstein, Rick Rubin, Jimmy Hendricks,and Michael Jackson. Soon to be added to the list Kanye West.

    • Celz

      Look up Howard Hughes. American Genius.. Rich as hell, but completely nuts.. Kanye is not a little weird, he does not have any perception of reality..

      • DeeZilla

        Reality??? My dude is a figure of speech now a days… look around you.

      • Celz

        Look around me? Look at him.. Who cares what the sheeple think.. Any nicca with half a brain sees a clown.. What type a nicca has a baby out of wed lock with a married skeezer. Kanye was hot back in the day and he’s talented but he’s fellin himself wayy too much. His overall message has no clear cut purpose or direction except “Hey look at me I have above average talent musically!”

      • DeeZilla

        I salute your statement…. not going to play ignorant. But i not focus on his personal life. Just the music.

  • someones feeling themselves too much, nigga think he a god or some preacher or sumpin, this nigga never made a coherent point in his life

    • Celz

      He did on his first few joints.. Then he lost his damn mind

  • Infinite8

    When Kanye speaks, he almost sounds like he going to bust into freestyle. In this video, it seemed like he was going to talk his self into a rap flow.

  • shellz360

    i dont understand….

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  • Njoyjohnson

    Ok, Now I get it! Like everyone else The Yeezus rhymes with Jesus but its not that he is saying he died for us, he saying that Kanye is his slave name and Yeezus is the name given by God. Whatever!