kanye west juan epstein

Forget the headlines, the gossip and the rants; Kanye West on Juan Epstein equals nothing but real talk. In addition to announcing his new deal with adidas on The Angie Martinez Show on Hot 97, Ye sat down with Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg yesterday for a rap nerd conversation of all rap nerd conversations.

Kanye opened up about his production style, drawing influence from No I.D., Pete Rock and Q-Tip, how he was trying to imitate ATCQ’s Midnight Marauders on The College Dropout, borrowing money from his “crackhead” stepbrother to buy a sampler, why he considers J Dilla a “genius,” and why he thinks drums are his achilles heel. He also hilariously put Rawkus on blast for snubbing him for their Soundbombing album back in the day.

The full Kanye West x Juan Epstein podcast drops next week on iTunes.

Watch a preview of Kanye on Juan Epstein after the jump…

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