Is Kanye West Done With Rap?

Is Kanye West quitting rap for good?

While the Louis Vutton Don never revealed plans to hang his mic up, word has apparently spread that he may do just that. Per a reporter who took part in West’s New Zealand Press Conference earlier this week, The Observer quotes Yeezy as saying, “hip-hop is over for me now.” West quickly discredited the quote and explained that  

“What does that mean,” West asked. “Hip-hop is over for me? I never said that.”

Per West, The Observer likely took the revelation that he didn’t listen to rap in his apartment, out of context.

“That quote is like so wrong,” West responded. ”I never said that. I still listen to hip-hop in my car. I listen to old Wu-Tang or something while I’m designing and stuff like that. I really don’t listen to new hip-hop albums that come out like that. I really don’t learn the lyrics the way I used to learn the lyrics when I was 18 years old and stuff like that. Even albums like Lil Wayne‘s album, which I love, I couldn’t recite the raps for you. I’m just not in that position. Maybe I’m just busy. It disturbs me that they paraphrase me.” -Bruce Moses

  • http://www.xxlmag.com gooey

    fuck kanye he fell off

    • CaspersSVT

      +1 “Gooey” A good artist, but this DUDE is OFF his rocker!

      “G-UNOT KILLA” – Love the name KanGay, fits his ass PERFECT!

  • http://xxlmag.com $hawty Reg

    Keep it movin Ye!!!

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    • justin

      no.

  • G-UNOT KILLA

    The real reason KanGay is retiring is because I personally stepped to him @ the “Flashing Lights” Video Set because my girlfriend Rita G was working the set. I personally said to him, “Bitch I want my Crip extortion of $12 or I’ll let the streetz divide you! He started coping a plea right there! Samuel L Jackson then came and grabbed my arm and said, “Muthafucc this nigga here that’s on Hoover Cuz!” I then turned to him & noticed he had a red Michael Jordan jersey. I smacked the shit outta him he then took his jersey off and went shirtless for 3 hrs he was ashy as hell! I then said put this blue Laker Jersey on you old bastard before I smack the fire out yo old ass! KanGay just stood there teary eyed & shit I then left the set! Later that night during one of my Crip runs in Chicago I was on BlaccStones territory telling turf war stories they were like dear in the headlights! I then called them all bitch sold a brick or yay and smacked the shit outta them!

    • FlapJack

      I don’t believe you.. Samuel “Mothafucking” Jackson is unsmackable

      • G-UNOT KILLA

        Ask him, remember the part on “Pulp Fiction” when he said that Bible Verse B4 he shot that guy @ the end. He got ready for that role because I smack the shit outta him in the trailor because he got my french fried cold!

        • FlapJack

          Well, cold fries seem to have that effect on people..

  • marz

    THATS WHY HIP HOP HEADS GET MAD AND SAY HIP HOP IS DEAD……I really don’t learn the lyrics the way I used to learn the lyrics when I was 18 years old and stuff like that. Even albums like Lil Wayne‘s album, which I love, I couldn’t recite the raps for you.

    BECAUSE YALL SO WACK IT’S NOT WORTH REMEMBERING….
    I FEEL FOR THE FUTURE.. THEY WILL NOT HAVE WHAT WE HAD..

    WE HAD HIP HOP WHEN IT WAS ABOUT SKILL AND INNOVATION….WHEN IT WAS ABOUT… THE ILLEST BAR…AND THE SICKEST LINES…. WHEN IT WAS ABOUT REPRESENTATION AND NOT GLORIFICATION…

  • SILLY WILLY

    Deer in the headlight …………Damn!!! Just like me reading this in the office…..

  • giantstepp

    Fcuk Kanye…Get’em G-Unot Killa!

  • Enlightened

    “While I’m designing and stuff and stuff like that” – can’t you just picture this gay ass dude sitting their with his patterns designing his little clothes and shit.

  • http://xxlmag.com Ben

    G-UNOT Killa is a genius.

    • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

      AND YOUR A COCK SUCKER… PUT A LOAF OF BREAD NEXT TO THE TOILET AND MAKE YOURSELF SOME SHIT SANDWICHES…

  • Dee-Nyce

    @marz….you are so right my dude..this shit aint worth remebering

  • bucsormore

    he cant retire shore he went dumb on that 808s shit but he is one of the only niggas that can spit in this time of bullshit music niggas puttin out he a big bright spot long as he never do an album like this again he cool y aint somebody like dj unk retiring ye needs to get back to the glory oh yea again gunot its a fucking idiot and fuck supports him and fuck who believes him again unless yall all youngins then yall can get i dont kno no better pass but i bet yall grown yall need yall ass whipped belt style for that shit grown or young cause either way yall young whether its the minds think young or u kno

  • gkid12345

    Wow, kanye officially fell off with this album and even the massive payola wont save him. Hiphop is dead but hopefully one day some mc somewhere will light up the game again, until then i’ll stick to listenin to 1990′s and early 2000′s hiphop

    • opm509

      aight YA’LL MUTHA FUKAS NEED TO STOP WIT THIS HIPHOP IS DEAD SHIT!!!!!!!! fuck ya’ll watin for huh? another snoop? kool g? rakim? cant u no knowledge havin mitch bades see thats why aint a one of you fools respect none of the new skool cuz ya’ll waitin for someshit that’ll never be duplicated.you basterds need to check the indies like techn9ne,kids n the hall, mistah f.a.b, even the vets are still puttin shit indy look at cube and WC spice 1, yuk, celly cell, fuckin smif&wessun, and heltah skeltah all indy and still makin that gangsta ass lyrical shit ya’ll CLAIM to missif ya’ll claim to be hiphop stop dick ridin the radio and mags and get on THERE level man ya’ll mutha fukas forgot wut hiphop is about

      and oh yeah the only reason why yall is hatin on my mans and them is cuz you cant do it any better fukin haterz let em innovate and do them jus cuz this wuts hot now dont mean there aint no moe’rap

  • El Tico Loco

    I just want rappers to start rappin again, even Kanye. I also want the rappers that say they’re not rappers to stop rappin cuz they cloggin the lane.

    • FlapJack

      True. Kanye, Wayne and Timbo-ish singles should be in addition to and not in stead of..

  • Worley

    This dude must have been foolin with Erykah Badu on the low. He has clearly lost his mind.

  • http://xxlmag.com ShadyThaGreat

    Kangay’s 5mins of fame is up! This man’s entire album he uses that damn T-Pain thing. Wack! I did like the fact that he claims he listens to WU,then I disliked him all over when he add “when Iam designing and stuff” Gay all over again. Listen to WU burning an L Negro!!!

    • El Tico Loco

      Is he sayin Wu inspires his designs? So he’s wherever he is designing his little heart shaped buttons, talkin bout “PASTEL MUDAFUKAAAAAAH!”
      Wu’s my dudes but I don’t think that’s a good look for them and it ain’t even their fault.

  • gamefkdup

    “if all the sets came together & started thuggin’ in, we’d be way stronger & more powerful then any government, Any liberal democrat or republican, back to the old skool real hood love again, overstand what they say now, they tell you to think but your mind is the devil’s playground, then they throw the book at us, if we was all together lined up in front of the whitehouse they probably wouldn’t look at us.” Ur lyrics aren’t worth rememberin’ caus y’all don’t listen 2 that good shit.

  • XI-GAPE-GOON-IX

    hip hop dnt need no kanye muthafuckin west, just like gooey sed he fell of a long time ago

  • Nate

    It’s easier for Kanye to relate to the Kid Rock’s, Miley Cyrus’s and Britney’s of the world a.k.a. “Undeserved Music Award Circut Performers”. To get that gig you just make one successful album, use payola to have multiple singles out, and ride the wave. Kanye can’t relate to the streets, nor does he have time for Hip Hop. I won’t ever buy another one of his albums unless he goes back to rap. But I bet he will try and make his next album half and half, watered down “Hip Hop”/Soul.

    It’s not even Hip Hop anymore. And when a artist who used to know the music and be in tune with the artists can’t follow it that’s a sign that he won’t make nearly as good music anymore because he aims for the mainstream crowd (claiming that he follows his “heart”)
    but we all know he follows his “sales” instead.

    Let him sell to the masses who don’t know any better.

  • realBOSTON

    Damnnn Yeezy Yeezy you don’t know us no mo…
    …You got that big fame homie, and you just changed on me

  • Onyx

    Look, hip hop is not dead. Dyin? Eh.. maybe. Point is, you can’t just sit there listen to the old shit all day. If you don’t like a new artist, don’t listen to him. Find one you DO like, and find another, and so on.

  • bucsormore

    opm509 these new niggas trash u must like wack music kids in the hall mistah fab if they were sweet enough like screw music it would make its way to the top nigga just ass now dude u trying to find some new trash talkin bout we haters naw u just like bull it aint nobody from the last 2 years thats decent they all clones its only like 3 new artist i support Lupe young dro rich boy those nig aint that new but they new enough and rich boy its just cool them other 2 raw tho so with that said opm509 i think ur a lame for saying hiphop itsnt the same its not gutta hiphopisdead in niggas like u killed it

    • opm509

      aight lupe is tight my on forgettin bout bruhbut that boy aint street he’s an army brat young dro’s aight but were he been? rich boy ehhh.but if thats gutter to you then you jus aint checkin hard enough its niggas like you that think hiphop only lives outta magazines that say wuts hot fuck soundscans and money if the niggas tight they tight to each his own but honestly how can you say hiphop is dead with the likes of outkast, techn9ne, game, luda,weezy(not all his shit bbut sum),geezy,fab,40, nas, cube,and many many others still spittin that gasoline?thats all Im saying and by the way hiphop aint jus rims chains whips bitches and fag ass clothes or killin drugs and guns its bout beats and rymes I think bout 80 % of the hiphop community has forgotten this so on that note fuck the magsand reviews if they got skills support them thats how I feel so is hiphop dead hell no ya’ll mutha fukas is jus bitchin

  • bmorezfinest

    fuc all this new shit out now… Wayne? what a fuckin joke seriously… anybody can “rap” about money, cars, and bitches. who gives a fuk? Real hip-hop is music that tells a story or paints a picture for ya ears… ex. Triumph courtesy of Wu-Tang, Dead Wrong – BIG, Memory Lane – Nas, Bad Meets Evil – Eminem… KRS, Big L, older BTNH, people like me dont bitch about the fact theres no more lyricists like those mentioned here, we bitch because most artists are greedy fucs and say what the record label tells em to, not what their opinion on a subject is. Immortal Technique will soon be mentioned among the greatest rappers because he’s raw and an amazing lyricist who turned down many contracts with major record labels because he couldnt speak HIS mind. Freedom of speech is an immortal technique track that explains this problem with the rap industry which so many artists fall victim to or most choose because all they want is money. and 4th brach is also a good song.

  • http://real tia-real

    YOU ALL SOUND LIKE A BUNCH OF OOH OOH MONKEYS JUST STOP EATIN BANANA BUNCHES AN HOP ON THIS KANYE’S BRANCH…GOT DAM BARACK!!!!!!!!!! LOOK AT THIS JUNGLE!!!

  • Clitnchickn

    JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP SORRYASS G-UNOT N FLAPJACK GAYASS MOFOS! CANT YOU SEE HIPHOP IS TAKING A BLOW TO THE KIDNEYS HERE? FUCKED UP SALADTOSSIN CHITCHAT YOU CAN DO PRIVATE AIGHT?!?! SPARE ME YOUR LAMEASS OFF-TOPIC COMMENTS ABOUT SLJ AND YOUR FUCKIN ASSFRIES! DONT GIMME MO’ FUCKN REASONS TO FIND AND DESTROY THE SHIT OUTTA YO FUCKIN EMOASS BITCHES!

  • Fuckit

    G-UNOT KILLA are you 9?