Even though he landed at the #3 spot on MTV’s Hottest MC 2010 list, Kanye West still wants people to know not to sleep on his productions skills.
In a recent interview Yeezy says he thinks his super star status as a MC has made people forget that he is still one of the most sought after beatmakers in the game.
Kanye recently told MTV News,
“You know what’s so bugged?”I had a friend that didn’t realize I produced the last Jay-Z album. Because I’m such a notorious pop character, such a hated guy, or a loved guy, controversial or whatever it is, that people kind of forget that I sit and work hard as hell on beats.”
Ye also revealed the drawn out process of how he orchestrated Rick Ross’ “Live Fast, Die Young” track.
“I listened to CDs for three days to find the ‘Live Fast Die Young’ sample, which was ‘If This World Were Mine’ flipped by the Bar-Kays. And I loved the sample so much that I played it for two days. Just over and over and over, and I thought about it and said, ‘Claps. I want handclaps to go with this sample.
That’s what I need to juxtapose it and not make it just some takeoff of a ’94 hip-hop song, but to make it a 2010, 2011, 2012 futuristic version of itself.’ And I started the claps and put the ‘hey, hey, hey’ and the drums, and I just programmed it. It’s kind of important for people to realize I’m a producer also.”
As recently reported, Kanye West has announced that his collaboration EP with Jay-Z entitled Watch The Throne will now be a full-length album.