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I leave the library at around midnight and it’s snowing…in April…isn’t Easter supposed to be this weekend with flowers and springtime shit?

I couldn’t see the Blood Moon because it’s too cloudy from the snow…in April…it’s snowing…and sticking…

Can I just be the Arab Pharrell? Like look like him and have his talents and his suaveness? And then just have a wonderful girl like Anna Kendrick? That would be great

I wish people would just inbox me shit, but I guess my blog is pretty boring and no one’s gonna follow me, so no one’s gonna ask me shit.

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Kanye for Complex magazine (2011)
Below is an excerpt from Pete Rock:

“I know one of Kanye’s bodyguards, and he told me that Kanye was looking for me. I just grabbed this bag of discs—these discs hold at least 50 beats apiece—and went to Hawaii. [Laughs.] That was my first time ever going to Hawaii, so I was blown back by the weather and the beach. It’s a beautiful environment to make music in. I immediately said to myself, ‘This is why he’s here!’ No one bothers you and you’re free as a bird; an important part of being creative is being able to be free in a good environment where you can make music and there’s no interruptions or disturbance or anything. When I got there, Kanye was in the chair in the studio getting his hair cut. He played the ‘Power’ song from before he even put the lyrics on it and he was spittin’ the lyrics to me. I’m real critical of emcees, but when I hear Kanye spit, it opens me up like a flower, man. I used to hear him spit my name in his own records before he even got with me, and I used to say to myself, ‘Damn, he says my name in more than two or three records! Maybe he’s trying to let me know he wants to work with me.’ The studio kind of reminded me of back in the days when I used to work on three or four projects at once, doing it all in the studio. That’s what he was doing—running back and forth from room to room to room to room. He had Kid Cudi upstairs, he was working on his album downstairs, then doing a mix on another record, and it straight reminded me of what I used to do back in the ’90s. He played ‘Runaway’—and as soon as I heard the drums come in, I just started laughing. He used my drums from Mecca and the Soul Brother! I used these drums in an interlude before this record called ‘The Basement,’ and those drums come on before the song. I never heard anybody make a song the way he made it out of those drums. I thought that was genius.” 

cashmerethoughtsss:

Kanye for Complex magazine (2011)

Below is an excerpt from Pete Rock:

“I know one of Kanye’s bodyguards, and he told me that Kanye was looking for me. I just grabbed this bag of discs—these discs hold at least 50 beats apiece—and went to Hawaii. [Laughs.] That was my first time ever going to Hawaii, so I was blown back by the weather and the beach. It’s a beautiful environment to make music in. I immediately said to myself, ‘This is why he’s here!’ No one bothers you and you’re free as a bird; an important part of being creative is being able to be free in a good environment where you can make music and there’s no interruptions or disturbance or anything. When I got there, Kanye was in the chair in the studio getting his hair cut. He played the ‘Power’ song from before he even put the lyrics on it and he was spittin’ the lyrics to me. I’m real critical of emcees, but when I hear Kanye spit, it opens me up like a flower, man. I used to hear him spit my name in his own records before he even got with me, and I used to say to myself, ‘Damn, he says my name in more than two or three records! Maybe he’s trying to let me know he wants to work with me.’ The studio kind of reminded me of back in the days when I used to work on three or four projects at once, doing it all in the studio. That’s what he was doing—running back and forth from room to room to room to room. He had Kid Cudi upstairs, he was working on his album downstairs, then doing a mix on another record, and it straight reminded me of what I used to do back in the ’90s. He played ‘Runaway’—and as soon as I heard the drums come in, I just started laughing. He used my drums from Mecca and the Soul Brother! I used these drums in an interlude before this record called ‘The Basement,’ and those drums come on before the song. I never heard anybody make a song the way he made it out of those drums. I thought that was genius.” 

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Thug Life and Jail
Goin to jail first of all made me humble. Not cuz niggas was scarin’ me, people took that Vibe interview wrong. I was not in no danger it wasn’t like niggas was screamin’ I’m gonna kill ya, I was walkin’ around in 200 dollar sweat suits in Rikers Island ya know what I mean, livin’! Niggas was given me love, sending me shit, Latin Kings giving me shit. Everybody was giving me shit they was like ” you representin’ we got love for you” It was love. It was out of that love that I was like yo thug life is dead. I was like while I’m in jail thug life is going to jail with me. Cuz nobody has the power, nobody is like me to be able to represent this while I’m locked down. I felt I was goin’ away for years! I couldn’t let nobody represent it. And I would see how many soldiers I had by comin’ to jail. I was like oh no I got to stop this. I gotta re-think this cuz I didn’t plan Thug Life. I just said it, it was how I felt. I said it and I lived it. Now I gotta take my life, see what I live and represent and dictate wha t this means, and then let niggas be a part of it. Thats why I killed it, I murdered it and choked it, all them niggas that was rappin I murdered and choked they careers as far as being with me cuz if it was a Thugs life shit would have happend differently. I wouldn’t have gotten shot like that. So this Thug Life got destroyed. And then I came out with my shit. And even then I had niggas on my team that I shouldn’t have had on my team. I should have started all new in the game. That’s why everybody who was on my team has made it. Niggas in jail was talkin’ like they was so surprised that I was in jail and not knowin’ that everybody goes to jail its just like the same shit that makes you wanna buy my shit is the same shit that put you in jail. I understand what they was sayin. They was in the dope game and they was taken every chance they could get and I’m in the rap game and I’m not taken the chances that I need to. I’m just acting like I can come back tommorrow and thats what I thought. I thought that because I was raw and that I knew I had talent in my heart, I never thought I was the best rapper or the best nothing. I believe that I was the realist nigga out there. I think I own that. I think being real is just being true. I’m the nigga that will be wearing a suit when all the other niggas is wearing khakis. I’ll be bald headed when everybody is wearing braids. I’ll wear braids when everybody is bald headed. It’s like I’m just being real. I don’t have no insecurities. I take my insecurities and show everyone. I tell em’ about my mom about my life me being little, I make it harder. Whatever happens happens and thats why I’m chasing these niggas hard. This nigga Biggie is 3 times bigger than me and everbodys sympathyzing with him. They acting like I’m bulleying him. This guys 3 times bigger than me and I’m asking this nigga to fight.

here-puffing-on-a-cigarette:

Thug Life and Jail

Goin to jail first of all made me humble. Not cuz niggas was scarin’ me, people took that Vibe interview wrong. I was not in no danger it wasn’t like niggas was screamin’ I’m gonna kill ya, I was walkin’ around in 200 dollar sweat suits in Rikers Island ya know what I mean, livin’! Niggas was given me love, sending me shit, Latin Kings giving me shit. Everybody was giving me shit they was like ” you representin’ we got love for you” It was love. It was out of that love that I was like yo thug life is dead. I was like while I’m in jail thug life is going to jail with me. Cuz nobody has the power, nobody is like me to be able to represent this while I’m locked down. I felt I was goin’ away for years! I couldn’t let nobody represent it. And I would see how many soldiers I had by comin’ to jail. I was like oh no I got to stop this. I gotta re-think this cuz I didn’t plan Thug Life. I just said it, it was how I felt. I said it and I lived it. Now I gotta take my life, see what I live and represent and dictate wha t this means, and then let niggas be a part of it. Thats why I killed it, I murdered it and choked it, all them niggas that was rappin I murdered and choked they careers as far as being with me cuz if it was a Thugs life shit would have happend differently. I wouldn’t have gotten shot like that. So this Thug Life got destroyed. And then I came out with my shit. And even then I had niggas on my team that I shouldn’t have had on my team. I should have started all new in the game. That’s why everybody who was on my team has made it. Niggas in jail was talkin’ like they was so surprised that I was in jail and not knowin’ that everybody goes to jail its just like the same shit that makes you wanna buy my shit is the same shit that put you in jail. I understand what they was sayin. They was in the dope game and they was taken every chance they could get and I’m in the rap game and I’m not taken the chances that I need to. I’m just acting like I can come back tommorrow and thats what I thought. I thought that because I was raw and that I knew I had talent in my heart, I never thought I was the best rapper or the best nothing. I believe that I was the realist nigga out there. I think I own that. I think being real is just being true. I’m the nigga that will be wearing a suit when all the other niggas is wearing khakis. I’ll be bald headed when everybody is wearing braids. I’ll wear braids when everybody is bald headed. It’s like I’m just being real. I don’t have no insecurities. I take my insecurities and show everyone. I tell em’ about my mom about my life me being little, I make it harder. Whatever happens happens and thats why I’m chasing these niggas hard. This nigga Biggie is 3 times bigger than me and everbodys sympathyzing with him. They acting like I’m bulleying him. This guys 3 times bigger than me and I’m asking this nigga to fight.