Kanye West: “I’m Not Doing [This LP] To Only Have Two People Have It In Their Car”

Kanye West’s creativity may come from Left Field, but the Def Jam star wants it to be known that he’s not coming from too far out with his new album, 808′s & Heartbreaks.

‘Ye said the project isn’t avant-garde. He’s jut trying to make the best music he can make. And if it’s with Auto-Tune, it’s with Auto-Tune.

“I’m not doing this to only have two people have this in their car,” the rapper told radio jock Big Boy. “I’m doing this to make the most incredible album you’ve ever heard.

“And if it’s not that, I’ll go in the studio and make another one,” he finished.

West explained he chose to neither rap or sing on the album. The music dictated what he did and he just wants to embed the feeling into listener’s souls.

“I’m about to express myself in melody,” he said. “And have it be a fine lie where you don’t know if its rapping or what it is. It’s just necessary at the time. Whatever the beat makes me do.”

The rapper also confirmed “Coldest Winter” was dedicated to his mother, the late Dr. Donde West. The elder West died unexpectedly from complications suffered from a cosmetic surgery. West hasn’t granted many interviews since her passing, but has become more public with his life again as he begins to promote his album due in November.—LaTisha Robbins

  • EE-Bubble

    I think he might have to make that other album

    • Hold Tight The UK Garage And Grime… UK I Rep Thats Me When I Rhyme!

      Guess we know where Kanyes spending Christmas…

      Studio here he comes!

  • Queens Boy

    ^^^co-sign

    • Pierzy

      Double co-sign

      • EReal

        Triple Co-Sign

        He’s already coppin pleas, LMAO!

        KANYE = FAIL!

  • jburg

    No disrespect to his moms, but I think he should make another tribute song cause “coldest winter” is trash. Like my dude said above^^^^ He gonna have to make that other album. This one is sounding like a dud!!!

  • k

    i think musically its great that he’s doing this and pushing himself as an artist!!

    but maybe he’s going the wrong way about doing it when his main genre is hip hop.

    i think it will alienate a lot of the people that aren’t die hard kanye fans, but do buy his albums.

    i do definately think he should have a go at a more mainstream market, especially when moneys harder to come by, but maybe he should have given the songs to a pop artist, instead of maybe ruining his credibility as a rapper

  • NAWLEDGE

    I cosign with the above two comments. This will be his worst album. What happened ‘Ye?? What happened to the Late Registration days??

  • DV8

    Ye better get busy on that other album because 808 & Heartbreaks will be the first Kanye album I am not buying.

  • Deez Nutz

    Andre 3000 “Love Below” > Kanye West “808 & Heartbreaks”

    T-Pain is at fault for all this bullshyt voice coder shyt…Rap nukka rap…

    SMDH @ Gansta R&B…Rap & Bullshyt that is

    • Gerod

      Yooo T-Pain CAN rap fam….

      True talk, listen to his Pree Ringz mixtape. I was hella impressed….

      But yea, Kanye is most definitely gonna have to make that other album lol

      • Trae

        Please dont compare this cry baby commercial ass homosexual rapper to the LEGENDARY ANDRE 3 STACKS, Also Kayne contacted Andre and wanted him to produce “808″ and Andre politely said no, Well Kayne called him up and left him this long voice mail about how Andre is turning his back on hip-hop and that he needs Kayne to “revive” his “career”, they played it on Hot 107.9 Atlanta this morning, can u believe this dude? Andre need Kayne? LMAO!!!!!!! this crybaby sissy has some nerver, im glad 3 STACKS turned his wack ass down.

        • kne81

          Hahaha..nothin against ‘Ye..but yeah Andre don’t need him to “revive” his career.3 Stacks name is still bein mention Top MC’s convo WITHOUT AN ALBUM fo the past few years..LMAO @ Kanye if what u said is true.

      • Deez Nutz

        I never said he couldnt rap…I’m talkin about having all these rappers starting to sing…wtf

        http://www.dalockerroom.com

  • toss

    not buying this album.
    and I bought every other ye album.

    so far it sounds horrible.
    and I will not listen to his fake auto tune singing ever again.

    why don’t u sing for real??
    cause you can’t !!

    go back to the lab and do a new album…

  • CHEAA

    Its not a fuckin Rap album!
    DEAL WITH IT… If you not gunna buy it dont but stop talkin shit cuz u cant do shit like this!

  • Omar

    I will be buying 808′s & Heartbreaks just because he deserves the benefit of doubt since his first 3 albums were on point. But do I have high hopes…. No.

    • Stuey

      Don’t waste your money just cuz you think his other stuff was good, he’s clearly fucked the dog on this lp.

  • wat-wat-watt

    i’ll wait for the next album, better yet will not, looks like he’s beginning to feel like cause Kanye is putting out an album, pple just gonna rush out and buy his stuff…
    don’t know ye, don’t kno…smh

  • PBreezy

    I am a child of progress whether it be politically, mentally, physically, artistically. I’m also a Ye fan through and through.

    I’m all about music artists pushing forward and experimenting with their sounds. Hell OUTKAST is always evolving… But I won’t lie, people are getting sick of that auto tune bullsh*t. That mechanism is a quick out for rappers or sub par singers who CAN’T SING.

    ‘Ye love ya music to death but these last two songs I can’t get with. I know Coldest winter is about your Ma. Bless her heart and yours. But from a critic and consumer standpoint I’m just not feeling it. I’ll go buy Marvin Gaye, Al Green, and Anthony Hamilton, if I wanted melodies and harmonizing. I’ll buy it from them because they do it right! No B.S. no auto tone.

    When they sing they sing damn it. No if ands or buts.

    My dude if you wanted to sing or “utilize melodies”

    Get some singing lessons. Like I said if I wanted harmonizing and melodies I’ll buy the disc from artists who do it right.

    Kill that auto tune bullsh*t. You want music to last the ages? 5, 10, hell even next year people will look back at RAP and the auto tone era and laugh making it a joke like DISCO

  • godMCme

    EE-Bubble says:

    I think he might have to make that other album

    hahahaha
    word up son

  • Enlightened

    Fuck this nigga. I’m tired of dude. He’s the most overrated, corniest nigga to ever get props. He’s a good artist. Good producer. Good. Not great. Not capable of making “the most incredible album you’ve ever heard.” None of that. I hate to sound malicious but I wish that gay ass nigga would just disappear behind the scenes and do tracks for people. I get tired of him and his T.O.-ass temper tantrums and we can expect a lot of them after this album drops and he says people just don’t “understand.”

  • kels

    I think every rapper fro Jay-Z to Lil Wayne to T.I. even 50 Cent wants to sing auto tune gives them the confidence to sing even though they really can’t match the skills of
    Ne-yo, Jamie foxx or usher. It kind of like how most white people want to rap even though few can.

  • A-Town

    I’m a die-gard Kanye fan but I will not be buyin this album. I just cant do it. I’m all for “musical creativity” and all that shit but i’m a hip-hop fan and this shit just aint hip hop. hopefully its just a phase, he’ll put this shit out, then he’ll be done w/ it and he can get back to hip-hop.

  • Styalz

    I don’t hate on Ye but like people said.. this album ain’t gonna be that great. I know he’ll have some good tracks on it because Ye does know how to make some good music but recently.. This auto-tune stuff is goin way over the top.

  • AVENGER XL

    Here is the deal this music he is doing he should not promote to the hip-hop audience because it not traditionally hiphop. It can’t be called experimental because it is 808 and claps that have been used a million times and the song writing is solid. The Auto-Tune thing is played out but ye does it well. I think he needs to stick with the URB/pitchfork media audience because this isn’t hip-hop.

  • Chris Mac

    Ye sucks thee hip hop left nut, jus ridin that shit down there till its done.

  • http://www.webbentertainment.net Webba

    YES WE CAN!!!! we must all go out and VOTE!!! because if Mcain wins im moving to another country for real.

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  • markamilyon

    TO BE HONEST I KINDA UNDERSTAND WAT HE’S TRYNA DO, BEIN THAT IMA PRODUCER/RAPPER MYSELF. BUT I JUS THINK HE’S GOIN THRU SUM THINGS AND HE’S JUS EXPRESSING HIS FEELING CREATIVELY. IT JUS SEEMS TO ME LIKE HE PUT NO THOUGHT OR EFFORT INTO THIS PROJECT UNLIKE HIS PREVIOUS WORK. WHAT HE NEEDS TO REALIZE IS THAT JUS BECAUSE U PUT OUT SOMETHING DOESNT MEAN EVERYONE’S GONNA LIKE IT AND ADAPT TO IT. WERE NOT IN HIS MIND SO WE COULDN’T POSSIBLY UNDERSTAND WHERE HE’S COMIN FROM. I STIL FUCKS WIT EM, BUT HE REALLY NEEDS TO STOP CRYIN, SUCK IT UP AND GET BACK TO WORK!!