Tony Williams On Growing Up With Kanye West & Working On ‘College Dropout’ [WATCH]
Posted on August 3, 2018 at 3:25 pm
Photo Credit: Power 106
Tony Williams is a legend in the game. In addition to being Kanye West’s cousin, the singer-songwriter has worked on every solo Kanye West album with the exception of ye. Now, he stops by Power 106 for an exclusive interview with DJ Felli Fel.
During the interview, Tony Williams touches on the moment he realized Kanye West was Kanye West.
“People would come up and say and talk about whatever is going on in the world of hip-hop, and I would say I have a little cousin and he makes some little beats, his name is Kanye. They were like Kanye is your cousin? And I was like, “Yeah, you’ve heard of him?'”
He also reveals how he ended up on Kanye West’s debut studio album, College Dropout.
He states, “Once he started working on that project, I would call him. I asked, ‘Is there any way I can at least sing a line or something on the album?’ And his comeback was, ‘Everyone wants to come on the album.” “He (Kanye) was like, ‘I got this guy that I just signed to my production situation that is doing all the vocals, his name is John Legend.’ I was like, ‘Okay.’
Felli joked that he said, “Fuck John Legend!” which he agrees he did say, followed by “whoever John Legend is.”
WOULD PAY FOR A PHARRELL AND CHARLIE WILSON PROJECT. ALSO WANT A TONY WILLIAMS AND KANYE PROJECT.