Kanye Zane Lowe 1

Fresh from his performance on Later… With Jools Holland Kanye West passes by the Abbey Road studios for an in-depth chat with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe.

In the first part of the interview we see the Chi-town rapper discuss the cultural impact of his latest album Yeezus, the sonical direction he wanted to go in with the record as well as challenging the current sound of commercial mainstream radio. Yeezy also shares how he works with G.O.O.D. Music artists such as John Legend and Pusha T, before bounding into a passionate, trademark ‘rant’ stating:

We culture! Rap is the new Rock & Roll! We the rock stars!

We the real rockstars, and I’m the biggest of all of ’em!

Watch Part 1 of the interview below, and also stream the audio of the full hour-long chat below.