Kanye West Talks About Producing Influences, “Cruel Summer” Criticism & More On Juan Epstein

(AllHipHop News) Kanye West appeared on Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg’s Juan Epstein podcast during his recent tour stop in New York City. The “New Slaves” rapper and the Hot 97 radio personalities spent 28 minutes discussing Ye’s influences, his Yeezus album, his current tour, and the fashion industry. Kanye also took the chance to address the negative feedback for 2012’s G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Summer compilation album.

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“When I was doing Cruel Summer everybody acted like they didn’t like it, and they even tried to take me lower on the emcee list,” says Kanye. “Ain’t nobody had a verse that year to the level of… ‘New God Flow’ verse or the level of ‘Cold’ as a song, but because it was so accessible and because ‘Clique’ and “Mercy’ became so popular people were like, ‘That’s really popular. I don’t like it’.”

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Listen to the full Kanye West Juan Epstein interview below.

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