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It’s been 7 years since the release of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and we’re still getting some behind the scenes info. On a recent episode of the ItsTheReal’s A Waste of Time podcast, Rory Farrell who co-hosts The Joe Budden Podcast dished what it was like interning for Def Jam when Kanye brought in the album to be heard.
Rory Farrell was sitting in during a label meeting when Kanye showed up dressed in a suit followed by a young kid who was also dressed to impress. Kanye decided that he would not play his album until everyone was dressed better so the rapper had to come back the following day. When everyone was dressed to par, Kanye’s young friend opened up a Louis Vuitton bag, pulled out a blanket, threw it over the conference table, poured some drinks into two goblets for the ‘parched’ Kanye West to drink and then Mr West played his album.
At the time that Kanye brought in the album it was called Donda’s Boy, which was in reference to Kanye’s mother, Donda West, who passed away in 2007. Kanye also brought in the album with a concept of having “10 tracks, and each track was going to be 10 minutes [long]. ‘Runaway’ was 20 minutes at the time, Pusha wasn’t on it.”
There seems to be some doubts about this unheard news though. Close friend of Kanye, Mike Dean retweeted the interview adding one word, “Ummmm.”
Listen below to the full interview and catch the Kanye part around 43 minutes.
— MIKE DEAN! #MWA (@therealmikedean) May 30, 2017