Kanye West doesn't write down his lyrics.
Or at least he didn't for his first four albums. The G.O.O.D. Music CEO is coming out now and saying he didn't write down the lyrics from any of his first albums. His last album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, is the album for which he did actually write down the lyrics.
In a recent interview, West explained: "I didn't write my raps down for my first four albumsÂ—like all. I did it from the head straight to the booth, 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, I spent 5,000 hours writing it, and it's really the psychology behind the lyrics; it's not just blatantly, 'I've got all the powers'Â—[it's] 'No one man should have all that power.' It's word[ed] it in a really sensitive way that opens it up for everyone."
So West, also known as Yeezy, took the same approach that his good friend Jay-Z. Roc Nation CEO Jay-Z also didn't write down much of his lyrics for his first couple of albums, and that may seem to have rubbed off on Yeezy. Well, now it looks like West will write down his lyrics for his upcoming albums, as he said writing it down made the songs that much better.
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