Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon that takes place when the five senses criss-cross and a person may, for example, be able to taste color. In a new interview with Surface Magazine, Kanye West claims he can visualize sound. He also believes his synesthesia is similar to something you would see in a comic book.

"I have synesthesia—I see sound," he said. "And I actually have paintings and drawings from high school where I was trying to show what the sounds in front of me looked like."

Kanye compares his gift to the mutant powers of the X-Men. He says he didn't even know it was synesthesia until 2012, when he was making the Cruel Summer compilation.

"I think it’s my mutant handicap," he said. "All X-Men have a little handicap that helps them become X-Men. I didn’t know the term synesthesia until I was working on Cruel Summer. Halfway into writing that, I really understood that my entire life I had been trying to describe this condition of mine: through painting, through this seven-screen Surround Vision film we shot in Qatar, through all these things."

You might remember Pharrell having the same thing, hence the N*E*R*D album Seeing Sound.

cancelled the remaining 21 dates of his Saint Pablo tour. The cancellation was announced after some bizarre shows where 'Ye pledged his
support for Donald Trump and
ranted about the likes of Jay Z, Beyoncé and Q-Tip.


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