Ah! What better way to kick off the first work week of the first year of the second decade of the 2000s then with news on the first decade’s most controversial figure. That’s right, kids, circle around! Ol’ Kanye West is back!
Recently, the Chicago rapper took to his personal blog, in an all CAP MANNER, to both thank everyone for “FOR THEIR CONSTANT LOVE AND SUPPORT OVER THESE PAST 6 YEARS!” and tease what’s to come. As it so turns out, what’s to come will include the followup to 2008’s 808s & Heartbreak.
“I’m so happy to be back in the studio making new music,” Kanye wrote before using a basketball metaphor to emphasize his current dedication. “I will bring you the best I have to offer with the same dedication that Kobe [Bryant] has on the court.” Score! Pardon the pun!
West also noted that he now see’s himself as a “true poet,” something which comes with responsibility.
“It’s funny how so many rappers get worse as their careers stretch out, but true poets get better. We will follow in the footsteps of Maya Angelou, Gil Scott Herron and Nina Simone. Their work improved with time. They documented what was happening in culture. That is our responsibility as modern day artists and poets, to accurately represent what is happening right now,” West went on to explain.
At the very least, this should be interesting.