In the poorest regions of the world, where people make, on average, $500 a year, per capita, there is no country where people’s average life expectancy is higher than 64. Whereas in the richest regions, where people make, on average, $50,000 a year, per capita, there is no country where average life expectancy is lower than 74.
Steve McQueen — the one who is alive and directed 12 Years a Slave — interviews Kanye West for Interview Magazine and it is kind of amazing.
So you talk about doing all of these other things, which is great, but there’s really no amount of money that could make you more influential than you are now. So my question is: What are you going to do with all of the influence that you have right now?
Cord Jefferson’s analysis of Kanye and Jay-Z as revolutionaries is required reading.
I’m just waiting for Kanye West to take these rhymes and produce a song guest featuring Wilco or Adele or somesuch, and make it into the biggest hit ever.