In an interview for the No Jumper podcast, American rapper CyHi The Prynce revealed that Kanye West recreated the beats on every hip-hop album from the ’90s as practice.
“Even when he’s doing beats, he’s going through every sample. I heard every album that came out from like, ’91 to like, ’99, he redid every beat on every hip-hop album ever,” he said. “He would get the whole Nas album and do every Nas [album] one through 16. He’d redo very beat to the T.”
“A Nas album, a Biggie album, DMX album — everybody who came out before him, he redid the album just to teach himself how to make beats. So it’s like, if he’s gonna be that studious with beats, he’s going to be that way with everything. And that’s how I learned. Like da*n, that’s how you really make sure you win. You have every option on the table.”
One thing we love about Kanye is his dedication to his craft, and the hard work he puts into all of his albums, including his own discography as well as the projects he did for the artists he’s worked with, like Big Sean‘s “I Don’t F*ck With You,” Rihanna‘s “B*tch Better Have My Money” and JAY-Z‘s “Encore,” which all did big numbers during their release and were critically acclaimed.
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