News: Kanye West Names His Top "Coolest Famous" Creative People

Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 10:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has named his list of top coolest famous creative people which includes Jay-Z, Ralph Lauren, Angelina Jolie, Lil Wayne and more.

Posing the question via Twitter, Yeezy named his top 13 candidates.

"Who do you think the coolest famous creative people are?," Ye tweeted Thursday (September 23).
"Sade, Ali, Jay Z, Johnny Depp, Ralph Lauren, Sean Penn, Mos Def, Lil Wayne, Angelina Jolie, Thom Yorke, Ellen, Spik Jonze, M.I.A..." (Kanye West's Twitter)
"I know this is an ironically uncool thing to state but this might have been one of the best questions in Twitter history lol!"

"Quincy Jones" (Kanye West's Twitter)

Earlier this month, Ye also used Twitter to say G-Unit's Lloyd Banks may be one of the most underrated artists in hip-hop.

"Yo man Loyd Banks prolly the most underrated MC in the game... Man he deserve to be top 5 at least!," West tweeted Wednesday (September 8) night. (Kanye West's Twitter)"

Banks later shared his reaction to Yeezy's accolades.

"Last night I was in the studio," Banks revealed in an interview when asked where he was when he learned of the shout-out. "Somebody hit me with that and told me what [Kanye West] said as far as the Top 5 thing and I mean, it's just like, for me hearing that, it's like d*mn because I have the utmost respect for what he does as an artist, so I mean, it's cool, I definitely appreciate it. I don't think it was ever any bad feelings towards Kanye from anybody, just more of a competitive thing. Rap is like a sport, football they line up on a line and knock each other down. Basketball, they run up and down the court. It's all about competing, you know, I think it just makes it that much better when you do collaborate after some time." (Trace TV)

After tweeting he was the best producer of all-time by West, Swizz Beatz recently gave his response to Ye's remark.

"I mean, he said it," Swizz told DJ Envy with a smile when asked about his reaction to West's statement. "He said it and I don't know how to take compliments like that because I'm so used to playing the back and being humble and modest and that's really who I am. But from a perspective of how he's looking from, he's probably really looking from the core and starting from 1998 to 2010, being consistent and having so many back-to-back-to-back-to-back success stories and y'all gotta ask him that. I can't answer that. [laughs] More importantly, I'm in a good space in my life and when you bring that good energy to the studio, when you bring that energy into the music, it reflects better music." ("Sucker Free")

Check out some recent footage of Kanye West below:

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