Kanye West has long been a source of controversy, but regardless of his public perception, hardly anyone who’s paid close attention to his legendary career would ever dare question his level of dedication or work ethic. So as the anticipation for Yeezy’s seventh solo album, SWISH, continues to reach a fever pitch, one of his closest successors, Travis Scott, has taken a few moments to speak on West’s unparalleled drive to deliver top-notch quality as we approach his LP’s expected February 11 release.
“That n***a not sleeping, n***a ain’t eating. Shit’s crazy, it’s lit,” applauded Travis in praise of his G.O.O.D. Music mentor – whose presence has most recently been documented in the studio with the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Swizz Beatz – during a recent interview with Billboard. “He’s just focusing on this album; he really wants this album to be like the illest,” he assured.
Kanye’s diligence as of late should come as no surprise however, having written a whopping 90 bars while on the plane ride over to Italy, where he applied many of those lyrics to his latest track, “No More Parties in L.A.” Then of course there was his blunt statement a couple of weeks ago about having “no interest in working with anyone who is too important or too good or too traditional to take a call at 3am,” as well as his own request not to be bothered for anything until after he’s finished with this album. Apparently that also includes rest and nourishment.