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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Kanye West in Details Mag

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The latest issue of Details magazine has rapper turned singer turned fashion icon, Kanye West gracing the cover with the words "The Ego has Landed" beneath the star's name. Inside the mag's pages, West discusses everything from his ideal female companion, his thoughts on what others think about his "808's" album, and all about how he created a video game featuring a penis as the hero when he was a kid. You read that right, here's the quoted material:

My game was very sexual. The main character was, like, a giant penis. It was like Mario Brothers, but the ghosts were, like, vaginas. Mind you, I'm 12 years old, and this is stuff 30-year-olds are programming. You'd have to draw in and program every little step—it literally took me all night to do a step, 'cause the penis, y'know, had little feet and eyes."

...Aside from all that, West also discusses how his next project is not music but rather fashion, a popular business area which other rappers such as Jay-Z, Pharrell and Outkast have ventured into. West has grand inspirations and a top role model from the industry.

From Details Magazine:

West has long been a fixture in the front rows in Milan and Paris, but he's both anxious and cocky about his line of sneakers hitting the Paris runway. Anxious because he's the first to admit he's a fledgling designer. And cocky because he couldn't care less how clichéd the idea of a rapper taking over fashion with signature sneakers may seem. "I'm all about clichés now!" he says. "People base their opinions on cliché. There's a reason why they're clichés: 'I was gonna wear a coat today, but it would be so cliché.' How about some pants—if it's not too cliché?"

West has had his own clothing line, Pastelle, for three years, and the fashion world has exacted its pound of flesh from him much as he once did from drug dealers eager to make it as producers. "The big payback," he calls it. "I work with different designers and they'll see me coming, saying 'I wanna do this line,' and they're like, 'Cool, give me $150,000 for two weeks' work'! It's like, 'This dude is so eager to get in—he's a millionaire who doesn't know his ass from his face, and we're gonna charge him up the ***** *** for a sketch, for an idea, for a sample.' Every time I did a sample line—it was over a quarter-million."

Kanye seems to find success in most projects he's undertaken, so the fashion line could be another highlight on his creative and artistic resume. Read the full story about Kanye West from Details magazine here.

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