Kanye West rang in the New Year with a trip to Hawaii and a declaration to his fans.

Expressing gratitude toward them on his blog, he stated, “First of all, I want to thank everybody for their consistent love and support over the past 6 years! I’m so happy to be back in the studio making music.”

Kanye continued, “I will bring you the best I have to offer with the same dedication that Kobe has on the court. It’s funny how so many rappers get worse as their careers stretch out but true poets get better.”

Revisiting artists throughout history that made an impact on him, West explained, “We will follow in the same footsteps Maya Angelou, Gill Scott Herron and Nina Simone. Their work improved with time. They documented what was happening in culture. That is our responsibility as the modern day artists and poets, to accurately represent what is happening now, so when the powers that be try to rewrite history you can always look at our works and find truth and sincerity in a world of processed information.”

Throwing caution to the wind, ‘Ye added, “Let us soak in positive forces and look down on upon those who masquerade as truth tellers and objective fact givers when in reality everything that is projected has an agenda of brainwashing us, the “consumer,” the public, to believe what they want us to. Let us look past headlines and deal with just a bit of reality in this new decade.”

Kanye West’s tentative fifth studio album currently has no release date.