Kanye West Describes Creative Process Behind "Yeezus" Tour

Kanye West describes why he doesn't "see a ceiling" to his creativity.

Kanye West is currently on tour in support of his album, Yeezus. During the Chicago leg of his tour, 'Ye stopped into local radio station WGCI to discuss the tour, which has made headlines for its showmanship and creative displays.

Kanye spoke about his creative process in general. "I got a DONDA creative group," he said. "Donda was my mother's name. She made me. So I had to call my creative group DONDA, because what would be the Kanye West of a show? What would be the Kanye West of a shoe? What would be the Kanye West of an album or something like that?"

Kanye continued, explaining that he draws on inspiration from others. "I'm not the type of person that just goes in by myself and works on an idea, and says, 'This is what it is.' I like to put myself next to people who are more skilled than me at something, and we put all that together."

West explained that creative success isn't quantifiable. "I don't see a ceiling of an outlet of creativity based on an amount of Grammies or based on an amount of radio spins. Look at what Steve Jobs did; look at what Walt Disney did. Look at what people who created past any level of any musician. You get in this box of being considered to be a musician. You get so good at something, that's all somebody wants you to do. Or they classify you as that."

"I just want more," he said of his thirst for creativity. "I just see more. The universe, I mean the world is spinning. I'm not trying to stop the world; I'm trying to keep spinning with it, and keep giving contributions."

Listen to the interview below:

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  • Ruth Rodriguez

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  • Anonymous

    you named your creative group after your mom who you killed by buying her tittas!

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  • Anonymous

    GIVE ME A CHANCE Youtube is all about finding new artist, & though I been rapping for a while im still consider a new artist. I just want my music heard thats all, im not looking for no record deal, getting famous 'r anything like that.! so please just spare a few sec. to check me out, & if you like what you heard please SUBSCRIBE so ill know you actually listen & support http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaSNK0pm4eY

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  • Cithy1970

    until I looked at the bank draft which had said $7499, I accept that my sister was like they say realy bringing in money part-time on their apple laptop.. there sisters neighbour had bean doing this 4 only 14 months and a short time ago paid the loans on there place and got a brand new BMW M3. why not check here,,,,,, http://x.co/3TvBf

  • Anonymous

    YEEZUS is a bad album. Kanye tried to copy EL-P's recent works (Run the Jewels, solo album, Killer Mike's album). Those albums are 10 times better than this shit, but they don't get enough recognition... smh

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  • Janet Suitt

    up to I looked at the draft which said $5957, I didnt believe that...my... brothers friend was like truley earning money parttime from their computer.. there friends cousin started doing this for only 12 months and as of now repaid the debts on their house and purchased a great Fiat Multipla. This Site... www.Tec80.Com so only faggots with a facebook account can vote for album of the year? Don't matter anyway guarantee the best albums aint listed

  • Anon

    Say what you want about kanye, but the man does make your moneys worth at his shows

  • Anonymous

    Was a very dope show.

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