Zane Lowe Interviews Kanye West

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There goes that speaking voice again. Ha! While Kanye West was across the pond last week, he kicked it with BBC’s Zane Lowe. In the first of his four part interview, he talks about radio, Yeezus, infamous rants, fashion, and sticking up for Pusha T. Rap is the new rock-n-roll, damn it! Final clip after the jump.

Part 2: Yeezus unchained continues. This time he discusses his beef with corporate America.

Part 3:  The passion of Kanye never ends. Here, he talks about the Internet and fashion. It’s in his code!

Part 4: #Fin.

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  • Winston Churchill

    Zane Lowe interviews Kanye Wests ego.

  • B.Dot

    ^LOL

  • Rhymefest

    Damn that nigga always acts like I didn’t ghost wrote a lot of shit for him!!

  • wow

    This is the Nigga right here!! Hands Down

  • AdeanM

    Kanye is Sooooo White. He reminds me of b dot, a posh gay White man dressed up as a black man.

    • B.Dot

      @AdeanM you had something going at “posh”. Then i stopped reading.

  • Jaymalls

    true definition of an artist… you can tell ye puts his all into his music! Never afraid to not only make the music he wants but what the culture and music in general NEEDS!

  • dj

    just heard the full interview on radio 1! Thank you Zane Lowe for a great interview… got answers for most of the questions i had about yeezus.. YN needs to take notes from this guy!!! American DJs suck these days at interviewing..

  • http://www.cgsops.com makeup underground

    Great Interview

  • Kamthagr8

    Kanye is that dude…

  • mac DIESEL

    @ B.Dot

    There goes that speaking voice again. Ha!

    ^

    THIS IS COMING FROM A GUY WHO SOUNDED THE SAME WHEN HE WAS DOING THAT LOW BUDGET ALL-WHITE AUDIENCE MACKLEMORE “INTERVIEW”!!!! THIS IS COMING FROM THE SAME GUY WHO HASN’T DONE A SERIOUS UNBIASED CRITIQUE IN GOD KNOWS HOW LONG!!!! U ARE THE THE PROGRAMMED NIGGAS IN HIP-HOP THAT KANYE IS TALKING ABOUT!!!! COSIGNIN’ MACKLEMORE DOESN’T MAKE U A CONTRIBUTOR TO THE HIP-HOP CULTURE, FUCKBOY!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Joshua

    I loved this interview…where is
    a part 2???

  • DTrott

    I cant wait to see the Kanye biopic in 10-15 years. It wont be until then that we will realize we were watching him slowly going insane. Something is wrong with this cat.

  • Regular Guy

    REALEST SHYT

  • B.Dot

    @Mac DIESEL doesn’t your shift start in like, 7 minutes? Them dishes aint gon wash themselves.

  • Joe Puff

  • WelcomeOVO

    Zane Lowe has a herbe on his lip… yikes.

  • Gambino

    post that new Chamillionaire

  • FTW

    Love it or Hate it, few people in history ever obtained that level of creative.

    It’s called Carte Blanche.

  • ridalen

    hes clearly talking about drake when he mentions taking away the culture. the funny part about that is…just like he said theres no kanye without mj…theres no drake without ye….so whos to blame forreal?

  • http://www.leblacketlaplume.com L’Aiguille

    Is it passion or cocaïne ?

  • foreal

    ICONIC.

    WOW!!!!

    WORDS FROM A LIVING LEGEND SPEWING MUSIC MAUSOLEUMS. Words cant’ event…

  • Black Shady

    TALK THAT TALK YE!!!!!! love it haha

  • mac DIESEL

    @ B.Dot

    @Mac DIESEL doesn’t your shift start in like, 7 minutes? Them dishes aint gon wash themselves.

    ^

    HOW IRONIC THIS IS COMING FROM A SERVANT WHO HAND WASHES JAY-Z’S DRAWS!!!!

    …… HA!!!! JUST MAKE SURE U SHINE THEM SCUFFS OFF JAY’S LOAFERS, BENSON!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • http://insite.bandcamp.com/ IN_SITE

    #dope

  • Mattyboy

    This guy is nuts!

  • Despite

    Knock him all you want, this dude is passionate as shit about his music. I like that he is tryna change the way radio views music.

    • DTrott

      He might be passionate but that doesnt mean that its good music. Allen Iverson is CONVINCED he can still play in the NBA and is being blackballed. The facts are he had his moment and its over. Im not saying Kanye is washed up but he’s not nearly as great as he’s convinced himself that he is. And the crazy speaking voice just adds to my point that he wiol have a nervous breakdown soon. Poor bastard.

  • Despite

    Your welcome. Full interview.

    http://www.complex.com/music/2013/09/kanye-west-zane-lowe-interview-part-1

    Go to the bottom. They updated it with the full thing.

  • Eddie

    Kanye was talking white until he started snapping at the end. Kanye dope to me man I think he talking white because he’s really on his black power shit

  • Eddie

    And y’all don’t act like y’all don’t talk the same at work or on the phone with a bill collector every black person got they “white voice”

  • JustMyOpinion

    “The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.”

  • Bowtie_fly

    This guy is comedy!

  • ross radar

    what everybody is missing is that this interviewer doesn’t have a stupid laugh or a stupid site to push, so its actually a good interview. ask the right questions, then shut the fuck up!

    unlike the laughing hyena who is 50 yrs old trying to rock a Mohawk.

    shout out to the critical cowards at ross radar.

  • 2Pac213

    Hes always talked like that ,bdot a clown

  • ok

    Why does he sound like a White Guy ….4real

  • Believe

    Really wtf does talking white mean? A nigga speaking clear that’s all to it

  • weedhead

    i fucks with kanye heavy

  • http://www.soundclick.com/blackchalkbeats Black Chalk

    good to see him doing interviews again….him and jay both seem to be in a good zone….its time for WTT2.

    http://www.soundclick.com/blackchalkbeats
    ^what if you clicked it, and liked what you heard?

  • Despite

    Update this shit with the full interview I posted above in the comments B.DOT. People need to hear it. It’s on Complex, I’m not fuckin with y’all on some scam shit lol I’m for real.

  • Limb0

    this interviewer is heavy on ye’s dick. I liked kanyes answers but this dude wants that ass

  • Nathaniel

    mac_DIESEL said some real shit.

  • Nathaniel

    fuck a voice.

    are you niggas listening to the truth coming out of this nigga kanye’s mouth?

    all the shit he’s been doing since he stopped giving interviews that most didn’t understand his moves, or why he was doing and saying and making and acting the way he has been, here are the answers.

    don’t be fuck boys and miss what the most influential nigga in rap/pop/american/music culture since 2003 is saying. like him or not, he’s the horsepower of an otherwise stagnant engine. we got amnesia. this is still kanye west, yo. no credible hip hop journalist nor fan should come out their mouth too sideways when referencing this nigga, just cause he’s on some shit you ain’t caught up to yet. learn.

  • NikoSoul

    Rap niggas the new R&B niggas

  • xedos

    so he talks that the world can understand and that means he’s talking white. smh . the interview is not for hood niggas . this is going global. His mother was head of the university English department
    why do you not expect him to speak proper English. is speaking proper English makes him less black?

    • DTrott

      No one said he was “talking white”. Theres no such thing. He is however talking weird. And stop thinking that because he SAYS hes way ahead of everyone else that he really is. And fr the sake of argument lets say he is ahead that doesnt necessarily mean its better. No one is claiming Yeezus was a classic. No one cares about that album.

  • k.dot

    Rap niggas the new R&B niggas but Kanye…what about 808’s and Heartbreaks? and a majority of your songs. Kanye aint above hating. Conceited, Confused, and just weak all together period. He lost it.

  • http://jdareal.com sway-z

    Can’t understand if this nigga is serious half the time or just trolling the industry. No doubt, he’s SUPER passionate about his craft, that’s the thing I respect about him the most.

    But at the same time you can’t strive for mainstream, commercial acceptance and then get mad at the repercussions from it…

  • juju

    my nigga !

  • http://yahoo yeee zus

    yeezus was good!! mr west needs to control his emotion’s

  • bk2chiraq2dtown

    Yeezus is raising the creative bar, one of the best to ever do it, best producer rapper hands down

  • haaann

    SEPTEMBER 24 NOTHING WAS THE SAME GO GET THE ALBUM, A MILLION A WEEK

  • brza

    @ sway-z could not have worded that better

  • brza

    this guys needs an Ativan

  • MadShot

    You should have titled this “Kanye West compares himself to R2D2″

  • Yeezus

    Ye is on point about the industry and his peers. Nigga is passionate about his craft for real.

  • Peekay

    I don’t care what anyone says, Yeezus sucked. Noone has it on blast anymore

  • jules

    By far the best interview Ive seen all year. and it doesnt have shit to do with Zane Lowe. Just proves once again why Kanye is the biggest artist out there today. Such an inspiring muthafucka. Cant wait to see what he has in store next.

  • oneVenture

    Yoooo This is Y I Fuck’s with KANYE!!!!. Real Shit. Livest Dude Ever!!!

  • http://www.artoxication.com ARTOXICATION

    KANYE SHOULD BE SUPPORTING http://WWW.ARTOXICATION.COM THE NEW WAVE OF BLACK ARTISTRY. FURNITURE IS NEXT NOT TO MENTION LEGGINGS AND THE NEW FABRICS AND GIFT WRAP.

    THE GRAFFITI ARTISTS WHO MADE IT FROM THE TRAIN YARDS TO THE TUNNELS TO THE BUSINESS WORLD. 3 BRANDS OF CLOTHING, 100+ PIECES OF ARTWORK, THOUSANDS OF DESIGNS.

    THIS AINT HIP HOP THIS IS TRUE CRAFTSMANSHIP.
    THANKS KANYE.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiUMS9AeXeU THE REAL PLANE AGGY( RAPPER )

    kanye is an arrogant asshole.

    word

  • RRCoolJ

    Cuz a nigga start yelling don’t mean that he bright.

    Honestly Kanye’s last few interviews have been hailed as “great”, but I think that’s only coming from the common folks who have no thoughts or backbone of their own. Dude is definitely passionate and creative and a genius in his own right, but nothing about this interview is mind blowing. Zane is trying to ask him one thing and he just goes on his long inarticulate rants that serve whichever purpose he’s trying to get across, which none of us still knows.

    His whole arrogant genius act is played out to me and I’m a day one, pre-College Dropout fan.

  • Black Shady

    Good lord. Listening to a Kanye interview reminds me why I love this nigga #pause

    he’s too real!!!! Yeezus still sucks tho but its bigger than music what hes talkin about

  • https://soundcloud.com/anukinnywalker/paris-morton-music-freestyle Da_Truthhh

    Kanye speaks Da Truth

  • Bowtie_fly

    @RRCoolJ – could not say it better myself. Just because you say it with passion, does not make what you are saying intelligent. There was no revelation in anything he was saying.

  • 2Pac213

    Kanye saying nothin but the truth, hate him or love em.. respect his opinion, he deserves respect for what hes done for hip hop, more importantly for music

  • Set303

    “Look at Gaga, she’s the creative director of Polaroid, I like some of the Gaga songs, what the fuck does she know about cameras” = One of the funniest things this nigga has ever said.

  • B.

    Interesting.. Kanye says he never liked Gold digger.. Probably his biggest popular song.

  • lodownj818

    yeezy be on some jedi level thinking. i wish i could get a job with donda and start the uplifting…

  • chriskelly

    kanye should rap in that voice.
    new freestyle over FORBIDDEN FRUIT being releasing tomorrow… check out the trailer over at

    http://www.stillrill.com

  • YaBoy

    Fix the link for part 2 with this:

  • Johnny

    What more doubts is there to cast on this man? At the WTT tour he says “sorry to tell you, but every tour after this one (meaning other tours) is just downhill for you”, and its the truth. One of the BEST live performers EVER.

    When this man does interviews he spits shit out greater than most albums pushing gold status. Sorry for Zane Lowe because he totally lost control of this interview. But c’mon you cannot stop a genius. You simply can’t. He has changed the game so much and he barely ever gets credit for that shit.

    From all them white boys who were poppin their collars 5-6 years ago needed to thank this guy. For all them half wearing ass dudes who wanted to wear blazers with almost anything needed to thank this dude!

  • Johnny

    And for all those people who went through every measure to go out and get Louie Vuitton need to thank this guy! He puts so much craft into what he does its FKN RIDICULOUS. He is so inspiring and is the biggest rock star of our time.

    Yet he gets blackballed by all these half ass bitches gaga, swift, beiber, and MTV. I’m glad he said FK to all these corporations and radio. But still with all that’s its worth they still don’t give credit where credits due.

    They’re is enough space to say what kanye has done for modern day music. But to just admit he is the best of our time.

  • Johnny

    And for those wishing to debate the line is open…

  • Dom

    Kanye you make good music.. decent fashion.. and you’re a celebrity.. that’s all! You’re not a god because you think you are.. you’re not able to predict the future.. you’re creative, and you’re successful (were successful).. It looks like you’re starting to lose it.. If you want to get your message across, put it in a way us earthlings will understand.. Then, maybe we’ll listen.

  • Third Eye ST
  • IG:DonJoseee

    YE ADDRESSES THE NEW SLAVES LYRIC “FUCK YOU AND YOUR CORPORATION YA NIGGAS CANT CONTROL ME ” ONLY FOR ZANE LOWE TO AGREE WITH HIM AND PLAY BLACK SKINHEAD AS IF THAT LYRIC WAS ON THAT SONG. THESE REPORTERS AND INTERVIEWERS ARE ALLWAYS TRYNA PULL A SLICK ONE ON HIM AND EVERYONE TO ATTRACT MORE VIEWERS, BUT THEN AGAIN YOUR INTERVIEWING KANYE WEST WTF MORE YOU WANT. THE MEDIA ONLY HAS ONE AGENDA….THAT IS TO JUST MAKE YOU A JOKE. NO WONDER HE AINT GO ON THE BREAKFAST CLUB OR DID PROMO WHEN YEEZUS CAME OUT.

  • Facts

    @ Johnny

    you’re gay

  • Coney

    This nigga is really delusional. And im a fan. but you gotta be real. He rweally mad that corporate america dont wanna fuck with him. He’s saying he did this in fashion and he did that. But just because he did it dont mean its good. He brought all these designs to Gucci and Fendi and they rejected it because it was probably trash. The problem is Kanye thinks EVERYTHING he does is epic and groundbreaking and its not.

  • Coney

    Like Charlemagne said. Kanye sounds like a dude in school that tries to holla at the pretty girl and when the she doesnt want him he calls her a bitch. He trying so hard to be down with Corporations like Nike and all these fashion outlets but when they dont like what he’s doing he acts like a bitch and says Fuck Corporations smh

  • ME

    More artist should be brave.

  • Reginald

    Rap Niggaz Tha New R&B Niggaz But Kenny Thomas Is Coming – http://youtu.be/d_dViIyCdnk

  • ME

    Artists should take note..Stop pretending and start inventing. Our culture is filled with followers…Kanye represents at least one artist with a voice…Its more than the music that started dying a long time ago…it is the spirit. The spirit is what gives art life. Fuck followers. Raise a nation of leaders. At least this man is attempting to be brave..and at least he knows how he feels…most of these rappers sound like NBA players in their interviews…yeah we just go out there and play well and blazey blah…Kanye is speaking his mind…if thats not the purpose of an artist than wtf is?

  • respect

    WE THE NEW ROCKSTARS NIGGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nathaniel

    @coney

    the corporations are taking credit for shit he is originating, while trying to ex him out of the equation. that’s the point.

    white people in power have been doing that to black people with less power since slavery, son. it’s tradition. bury the contribution of the slave so his descendants will never know the contribution their forefathers made to such n such industry. simple.

  • Nathaniel

    AND while taking credit, also swallow up all subsequent profits that can be used to build more things and generate more wealth.

    most of us not only don’t know what of inventions black people are historically responsible for, but we also aren’t seeing any of the pay-off as a people that would lift us out of poverty as a result of the thievery by white people. same goes for the natural resources in africa, and the civilization taught to the eurpoean by the moors from africa that also got blotted out of history.

    kanye is concerned about his ability to inject inventive ideas into the masses, and that they can see a black man doing it, as well as how that will inspire a hopeless generation. he’s concerned about his place in history. he doesn’t just want to be remembered as a celebrity and music guy, when he believes he can offer far more.

    that’s god shit. not nigga shit.

  • http://soundcloud.com/goldxhaze Gold Haze

    Ye keep it too real

  • Diddley21

    …they say think outside Tha

  • http://kanyesalamenow.com Rap Industry Maverick

    i can’t take him seriously any more….

    what a lame

  • http://mrmanifesto.wordpress.com danielrodriguezrivera

    What Kanye West (who I respect as a rapper/producer) fails to understand is that the fields of creativity he yearns to break into are cluttered with aspiring individuals who have (1) spent the same number of years on their craft as he has on his music (2) More than half have studied, be it experience and/or education to create in that field. He can not expect (or feel entitled) to create in those fields because he can make music. Music doesn’t create a shortcut for a career in architecture.

    Now as it pertains to minorities (in and out of the industry) being perceived as incapable of directing and delegating wealth – yes he is spot on.

  • Black Shady

    Part 3: this nigga Ye is too real!! WOW!! Wish he would do more interviewwsssssssss

  • https://soundcloud.com/anukinnywalker/paris-morton-music-freestyle Da_Truthhh

    This Nigga inspires me to Keep Pushing Forward

  • Realistically

    ZANE is a horrible interviewer. He doesn’t get to the depth of Kanye’s distress or understand the meat of what he’s saying. His only response is, “I love this record.” Any random fan could have conducted this interview, bro – where are your interviewing skills? Elliott, please get Yeezy on the TRUTH because this left me underwhelmed – Kanye did his part, but we could have had so many more jewels if Zane actually did his job.

  • West West Yall

    OUT of his mind LOL. I wanna see him and EMINEM together LOL. Em gonna settle his ass DOWN haha

  • Confucius

    All jokes aside, Kanye sounds like someone who’s suffered a “nervous breakdown” or someone who’s suffering from “mixed anxiety-depressive disorder”.

  • HK

    “COSIGNIN’ MACKLEMORE DOESN’T MAKE U A CONTRIBUTOR TO THE HIP-HOP CULTURE,”
    ^Real Talk

    Wild dude but he definitely touched on some truth re modern racism & classicism that mainstream tries to pretend doesn’t exists

  • HK

    @Realistically Zane got scared when he went off

  • Zane Lowe

    Basically what I got out of this interview is that Kanye really wants to make some clothes and he thinks those clothes will change the world. Unless this dude is going to make clothes that prevent diseases, solve world poverty, and bring inner peace to everyone alive, then I think he will fall short of his goal. Good for him though

  • P

    kanye west changed music forvever. rolling stone’s artist of the decade like need I say more. and @ridalen u right if there was no Kanye there would be no drake, wale, j cole, Kendrick, etc. because he made it possible for artist like that to be accepted in hiphop. if not dmx 50 cent nelly and Ludacris wud still be relevant.

  • http://twitter.com/payhomage God Dyhu Harrison

    Peace to the God constantly dropping knowledge on the blind, deaf, and dumb

  • LoverofHipHop

    This was a dope interview. Gotta love that brother Kanye. Fucking brilliant and I love seeing people chase after a dream regardless of who, what, where and when.

    Plus he kept it trill on soo many levels, glad homie holds no words back and expresses himself fully as he does.

    Peace to @God Dyhy Harrison for his statement as it’s true.

  • 2 sents

    HA…”Talking White”…Some people are just ignorant. SMH

  • bb

    zane lowe interviews are a million times better than Elliot Wilson crown

  • Set303

    That moment that Kanye is talking about at the end is what it is all about as far as any type of product is concerned.

  • Dblake

    2pac Back!!! 2pac Back!!! #yeezy

  • 124

    @bb wordddd

  • UptownBachelor

    Great Interview!

  • 2Pac213

    Ask any dope boy u know…they admire ye’…

  • http://mrdreamcatcher.wordpress.com mrdreamcatcher

    yall wont realize this mans a genius till hes gone. The man drops knowlegde and yall like , oh hes emotional, hes crazy……glad my mind aint as boxed in as yall. thats why hes where he is and you gonna stay where you at. thanks for the knowledge Ye.

  • Holla

    For people who don’t understand Kanye.. its okay because it takes a Gemini to understand another Gemini !!! #Igetityeeee

  • RealNiggaShit

    You fucked my head up Kayne I thought it was going to be easy for me once I get in the game to make other ideas happen you showed me its wont be even in a Benz we still a need in a coupe

  • Mr.West

    Oooo My GOD, Passion! Never Give Up, Never Give In!

  • asmodeus ashmadi

    ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS WHERES LORD JAMAR WHEN U NEED HIM! LOOK THE WORLD NEEDS TO LISTEN TO THE LORD JAMAR INERVIEWS ON VLADTV.COM. IF ANYONE REALLY CARES ABOUT HIP HOP PERIOD!!!!!!!! ITS MAKES ALOT OF SENSE.

  • jason Freddy kruger

    Kayne has been butt rapped and turned out by kris jenner , taken into a dark room and came out as a 13 year old white girl

  • Norway

    The Truth , act like ya know

  • Facts

    Damn I kinda feel sorry for all these people who consider this ‘genius’

    watched it completely and there’s NOTHING worth mentioning

    y’all prolly never seen a college and think y’all clever as fuck cause you watched some youtube videos haha

  • Z

    this niggas on something or really about to implode

  • zeee

    Kevin heart would do a great kanye impersonation. ijs

  • F K West

    Did Zane blow KW after this interview? My gosh Zane don’t be so star struck. Had Zane been bias and more crucial I would have respected this more. Jimmy K was spot on.