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Kanye to Follow in Footsteps of Maya Angelou on Upcoming Album

After saying as much onstage last week, Kanye West has confirmed he's back in the studio working on new music. Thankfully the confirmation came in the form of an exceptional blog rant, a terrific beginning to the New Year. Says West of his next album:


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. 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.

Okay, sure! He also says, "WE WILL FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MAYA ANGELOU, GILL SCOTT HERRON AND NINA SIMONE. THEIR WORK IMPROVED WITH TIME." And here’s our only question: Seeing as Scott-Heron’s the “godfather of rap,” Angelou’s dropped a few verses in her day, and Simone’s always getting sampled, is this 'Ye's way of telling us that he is indeed going back to rapping?

Kanye's Blog [KanyeUniverseCity.com]

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