Tuesday, November 23, 2010

No Hipster Hats

If you havn't heard Kanye West's new album do so, now.

But besides that, this massive write up in Complex magazine about the making of Dark Twisted Fantasy seems to confirm everything crazy and awesome I loved about Kanye, with all kinds of  ridiculous details.
On a late March afternoon, I arrive at Avex Honolulu Studios, the seaside recording studio on Oahu where West tracked 808s and is now block-booking all three session rooms, 24 hours a day, until he decides he's done. He had deliberately concealed the names of the players he'd enlisted, but I can't say I'm totally shocked to find him posted up in the studio's A room with Kid Cudi and the Clipse's Pusha T. Those are his guys, after all. What does elicit a visceral reaction—hard, heavy laughter—is the wall of Kanye Commandments posted on 8.5"x 11" sheets of paper on one side of the studio. They include the obvious—"No Tweeting" and "No Pictures"—and some...well, some less obvious ones, too. Not that "No Hipster Hats" and "Just Shut the Fuck Up Sometimes" aren't rules to live by.

"Just shut the fuck up sometimes" and "no hipster hats" are most certainly rules to live by.

Read the whole article, it's well worth your time.


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