Check out this excerpt from W magazine
while playing around with new beats for his album. As usual, there are several collaborators, friends, and minions milling around his living room studio, including the producer No I.D. and the Canadian rapper the Weeknd. When West is at the microphone, alternately freestyle rapping and bouncing up and down, it’s clear why his bona fides are unquestioned, at least in the realm of music. He blasts a new track at top volume, and its wailing Deep Purple–esque guitar riffs have the Weeknd holding his head in disbelief. “That shit is awesome,” the Weeknd says. “Just fucking reckless. A lot of people who hate you are just going to hate you so much more.”
A couple days back one of the writers for W magazine wrote an amazing article about Kanye West and his life recently, including his new album Yeezus and his new baby ma'ma Kim Kardasion. In the article the author recalls being in Kanye's living room studio while The Weeknd was there.