Continuing their unprecedented coverage of Kanye's latest masterpiece "Yeezus," today Pitchfork released an article detailing the process of recording the album from the viewpoints of several of the colaborators. Justin Vernon, Travi$ Scott, Noah Goldstein and others who worked on the album talked to Pitchfork about what it was like working with Kanye and some details about the recording process that we would otherwise have to find out about on a VH1 special or something.
Among the highlights are Travi$ Scott's anecdote about going from "pretty much homeless" to becoming friends with Will Smith within 24 hours ("I was playing Will my album, he fucks with it"). Also made clear is the fact that recording in Paris with 'Ye leaves little time for partying, as one might assume. Said Bon Iver's Justin Vernon: "There's no pedestrian fuckery on this album."
Perhaps the most surprising tidbit is that TNGHT's Hudson Mohawke almost died while in the process of recording the album, the result of "a few silly nights and [overdoing] it with various things," in his words. He was actually resuscitated and spent a week in intensive care, an experience which motivated him to continue his work. Sounds like an experience to which Kanye can relate.
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