On Creativity by K. West


Was perusing around on Kanye’s new blog the other day and came across this. Among the slew of emotions this garnered within me, conviction was the reigning champ. Was talking to a friend some time ago about this dude’s passion. It grips you, it takes hold. You either love him or hate him. He leaves no option for in between. This is what we aspire to do as artists. We strive to make you feel, make you think, make you act in some way. Sometimes we will fail. But when we succeed…sweet bliss. If we only hit it 1/10, it’s worth it. If that 1000th piece is the one that drop kicks you in the heart, then the other 999 attempts were just preparation and we’d gladly do it all over again.

Great artists suffer for the people.” -Marvin Gaye

-JP

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3 responses to “On Creativity by K. West

  1. Dang i wish I read this before I gave that speech…shoooooooot (kicks self and falls over from imbalance)

  2. Great post mayne.. that brought tears to my eyes.

  3. Yay! I’m a friend! But more importantly this makes my heart smile! šŸ™‚ So now that we know our role as artists we gotta move forward and create without asking questions. Lol and can I also add that they need to stop calling it the “Caps Lock” key and just call it the “Kanye West” key.

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