10 Things We Learned From Kanye West’s ‘New York Times’ Interview
Def Jam Wanted Kanye To Release 808s & Heartbreak Under A Different Name
West: “Yeah, people asked me to change my name for that album.”
NYT: Like, label people?
West: “Yeah, different people. They said, “Do it under a different name.” And when it came out, people used to be like, “Man, I wish it had more rapping on it.”