Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West dishes on the importance of helping younger musicians in their quest to stardom in the new issue of PAPER Magazine.
Within his cover feature, Kanye speaks on giving select artists like A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar knowledge he has.
“I think it’s so important for me, as an artist, to give Drake as much information as I can, A$AP, Kendrick, Taylor Swift, any of these younger artists as much information as I can to make better music in the future. We should all be trying to make something that’s better. It’s funny that I worked at the Gap in high school, because in my past 15 years it seems like that’s the place I stood in my creative path — to be the gap, the bridge.” (PAPER Magazine)
Mr. West hopped onto his Twitter page to post up a shot of his new TIME cover and revealed a reaction last weekend.
Last week, Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon “Dame” Dash applauded Ye’s new cover.
Within his cover feature, Kanye shared his thoughts on humanity and, specifically, what fueled selfishness.
“I’m not in a competition with anyone,” he says in a video interview with TIME. “All these walls that keep us from loving each other as one family or one race–racism, religion, where we grew up, whatever, class, socioeconomic–what makes us be so selfish and prideful, what keeps us from wanting to help the next man, what makes us be so focused on a personal legacy as opposed to the entire legacy of a race,” West says. “The dinosaurs aren’t remembered for much more than their bones. When humanity’s gone, what do we give to this little planet that we’re on, and what could we do collectively, removing the pride?” (TIME)