Despite the fact that Kanye West is more often than not described as self-centered and narcissistic (he does have a song called “I Love Kanye,” after all), it seems those close to him know he’s quite the opposite. Longtime friend and G.O.O.D. Music collaborator CyHi the Prynce stopped by The Breakfast Club to give us all a sense of just how generous Kanye is.
“I definitely got paid. Oh no, he overly pays,” CyHi says at the four-minute mark. “That’s an issue.” CyHi describes a time where a man wearing black leather jeans walked into the studio while Kanye was working on Yeezus, inspiring the lyrics on his song “Black Skinhead.” That man ended up getting paid for his contribution and credited for his work on the album.
“If you’re delivering waters, if you’re the engineer, if you’re the cameraman, if he ask you one thing about this song, you’re name is on this record,” CyHi added. “All you got to do is be in the brainstorming. If you were in the brainstorm room, you get part of the record.”
Check out the full interview in the video above, and revisit “Black Skinhead” below.
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