Kanye West may claim that he doesn’t do anything to get press, however his actions show that he desires the most press. West took time out to have an interview with Jon Caramanica of The New York Times. In the interview discussed his album and went on to areas only Kanye would go to. West compares himself to Steve Jobs and Dead Prez.
“I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means,” Kanye West said. “I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump. I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it’s like when Biggie passed and Jay-Z was allowed to become Jay-Z…I’ve been connected to the most culturally important albums of the past four years, the most influential artists of the past ten years. You have like, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, Nicolas Ghesquière, Anna Wintour, David Stern.”
He then went on to express and share his commection with Dead Prez. West stated, “I am dead prez.”
“That’s how I discovered my style. I was just hanging out with them all the time in New York. I would produce for them. You know, I was able to slip past everything with a pink polo, but I am dead prez. And now, because I was able to slip past, I have a responsibility at all times.”