Kanye West Details Vision Behind Music & Fashion Critics in Pt. 3 of Zane Lowe Interview

Kanye says his music is the, "Code to self-esteem."

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In part three of Kanye West's interview with Zane Lowe, he talks about the vision behind his music and why he's become frustrated with critics in the fashion industry.

Ever since releasing his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, Kanye West has continued to release quality music at a consistent rate. His music has also provided a theme for his listeners, which he summed up here. "Go listen to all my music. It's the code to self-esteem," he says. "If you're a Kanye West fan, you're not a fan of me. You're a fan of yourself. You will believe in yourself. I'm just the espresso. I'm just the shot in the morning to get you going to make you believe you can overcome that situation that you're dealing with all the time."

Kanye switches the subject to fashion, which is something that continues to frustrate him despite his successes within the industry. "I am so frustrated. I've got so much I want to give," he says "I got ideas on color palettes, I've got ideas on silhouettes, and I've got a million people telling me why I can't do it. That I'm not a real designer. I'm not a real rapper either. I'm not a real musician either."

"For me to do the Yeezy's and not have a joint venture backing deal with Nike the next day would have been like if I made 'Jesus Walks' and was never allowed to make an album," he continues. "If Drake made his first mixtape and was never allowed to be signed. If 2 Chainz only had one 16 [bar verse], and then people say, 'Why are you mad?' Do you know how many 16's 2 Chainz had in him!"

Watch part three of Kanye West's interview above, where he also talks about family life with Kim Kardashian and North West. Also, catch up on part one and part two if you haven't already.

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