Today, Kanye’s creative ventures have seemed to finally interlock with his deepest emotional ventures. Donda is the title of West’s tenth studio album for that reason. She was the point of intersection for Kanye’s creative and emotional planes of existence. She always will be.
The music speaks for itself, but it wasn’t just about the beats. He made those beats until he physically couldn’t anymore; until the fingers that so elegantly graced each button on his MPC 3000 stood still. Dilla loved what he did more than anything else, and he rode off into the sunset while all of us were left bobbing our heads, with tears in our eyes.
Kendrick Lamar has broken his silence. After four years without any solo releases, Lamar penned his thoughts about the future under the name “Oklama.”
Just this past summer on Aug. 19, Queens native Kim Jong Skillz released an album called Unsupervised, the culmination of a two-year songwriting and recording effort. It’s a hip-hop album with a roller coaster of emotions. He took some time out of his day to speak to The Press about the album, his life and the music industry today.