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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.”

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