Kanye West Interviewed By Zane Lowe for BBC Radio 1 Feb 26, 2015 [YouTube Video]

Chris Tart

by Chris Tart

Published February 27, 2015

Eighteen months ago, Kanye West and Zane Lowe sat down for an extremely iconic interview. Yesterday they sat down for the sequel, and Kanye is a lot less angry this time around.

Kanye's new attitude proves to be more insightful and level-headed in his pursuit of music, fashion, design and creativity. Gone are the irate rants and craziness that plagued Kanye over the past couple years, and now we get a much more intuitive side of Mr. West.

He admits to using the wrong words over that period, and even chuckles at himself when reminiscing on his past interviews, saying, "that's who I was, and that was that frustration I had." From calling Drake the hottest rapper in the game to speaking on the new album, this interview is full of quality quotes.

The ultimate moment, however, comes when Kanye breaks down crying while discussing the death of fashion professor Louise Wilson. They have to take a minute, cut the cameras, and change the subject around the 26-minute mark.

It certainly seems as though Kanye has turned over a new leaf in his ability to speak about his vision. He's still as hungry and artistically intense as before, but definitely not as furious in his banter. Last week's talk with The Breakfast Club was a big step towards being understood, and this brings him further into the realm of reality.


Source: BBC Radio 1

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