Kanye West Says He Didn't Write Down Lyrics For 1st Four Albums. Spent 5000 Hours Writing 'Power' [Video]

 

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Jay-Z is probably the most well known rapper to proclaim that he doesn't usually write down his lyrics before recording them. Kanye West has worked closely with Hova since the beginning of his career and it seems he learned a lot from watching his Roc-A-Fella Records boss. In an outtake from Ice-T's documentary Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap, Yeezy says he didn't write his lyrics down for his first four albums.

 

"I didn't write my raps down for my first four albums. I did it from the head straight to the booth," Kanye said. "But on this last album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, I wrote it because I really put myself in the zone that my life was dependent on the success of this album. With that being the case, I said, 'You know what? No matter what anybody says about me, I can write something that can make someone that hates me the most have to really respect or love the song.' So even a song like 'Power,' Like we spent 5,000 hours writing it, and it's really psychology behind the lyrics too. It's not just blatantly, 'Hey I got all the powers.' [It's] 'No one man should have all that power.' And It's wording it in a really sensitive way that opens it up for everyone."

 

 


 

 

 

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Comment by G-UNIT SHADY on August 17, 2012 at 5:43am
if anyone said in the past that kanye west is the best rapper i would love to smack the s*** out of him and that article is the reason.
Comment by SPIN GANG on August 17, 2012 at 5:28am
IT'S NOTHING NEW FOR NOT WRITING LYRICS. THESE GUYS HOVA, YE, WEEZY NOT THE FIRST. RAKIM LYRICS OF FURY WAS FIRST HAND WHAT A RHYME SOUND LIKE AND MAKE SENSE AT THE SAME TIME WAS A STRAIGHT FREESTYLE OFF THE TOP. THAT'S WHY IN THE SONG HE STATES IN THE CHORUS "FURIFIED FREESTYLE, NEVER AGAIN PERFORMED ON THE MIC, LYRICS OF FURY" HE HAS NOT PERFORMED THAT SONG LIVE.
Comment by 5star theoc on August 17, 2012 at 4:58am
niceeeeeee
Comment by Jason on August 17, 2012 at 3:29am
5000 hours? fu.ck off
Comment by TheSyndicate on August 16, 2012 at 11:34pm
SMH! This "I don't write my raps" BS is ridiculous already! STOP LYING KANYE!
Comment by YK on August 16, 2012 at 10:52pm
One thing you cant take away from Ye is the passion for his craft
Comment by Nsc on August 16, 2012 at 10:41pm
No one writes anymore that's why albums suck and have no content or longevity.
Comment by dodo brown on August 16, 2012 at 10:29pm
ps - altho other rappers might have been doing it before, biggie was the one to start the not writing lyrics down ,,, also i call BS on gay z and kumgay chest not writing down their lyrics, you know they be writting that sh1t down at home and then coming into the studio with it memorized, you can just tell its in their personality type to do b**** sh1t like that, and their flow sound written,, unlike snoop who flow freestyle style
Comment by dodo brown on August 16, 2012 at 10:21pm
BREAKING NEWS !! Kanye West refuses to stop sucking his own d***.
Comment by Rockstaar on August 16, 2012 at 10:17pm
I guess people don't understand the studio process...all him, jay, wayne do is go in the booth and say a few verses...stop..play it back..then fix it...same as writing it down...you just do it digitally instead of pen and paper



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