8/16/2012 8:22 AM
While we’ve gained some insight into Kanye West’s recording practices, Yeezy has made a habit of taking his rhymes straight from his head to the booth.
West explains how he moved away from this routine on his fifth album, going through the atypical task of writing things down beforehand, in an outtake from this year’s documentary The Art of Rap, available on DVD September 18.
In the brief clip, the man who claims to make perfect music explains the psychology behind My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy track “Power,” a song which he claims took “5,000 hours” to write. If this estimation is true, this would help to explain a lot about him, namely his psychosis.
Yet after toiling away in the studio making tracks that rely heavily on the first person, Kanye insists his final product is always something that’s truly intended for the masses—not just his lady of the hour.
”Even if I use first person, like ‘I, I, I, I’ it’s always, like, for everyone, for things that people are going through,” Kanye says. “The majority of my music is made to be inspirational, (of course Kanye, especially that song that calls your woman a b#$ch, very, VERY inspirational Kanye)!
This of course means, you, too, can be his perfect bi#$h, if you work hard enough.