“The metrics and the gauge of success, and of impact on the culture. It don’t got sh*t to do with Billboard, it don’t got sh*t to do with SoundScan. It don’t got sh*t to do with any of these platforms that the business created. This sh*t is a culture. This sh*t is our life. You understand? So in between my projects does it take a year or two, or another artist that live a real life? Does it take them a year to put a project out? Because he wants to retain ownership. He wants to do what they refuse to let you do and that’s control his own destiny. He don’t wanna be exploited by the music industry that been traditionally exploitative to our creators.”

This is an eloquently said version of Kanye West’s “culture vulture” rant at Pusha T’s My Name Is My Name listening party.


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