Kanye West Discusses Personal Inspiration from Drake’s Success with the Oxford Guild...

Kanye West Discusses Personal Inspiration from Drake’s Success with the Oxford Guild Society


In March Kanye West addressed the Oxford Guild Society, and he talked about how important collaboration is and the people who have personally inspired him. In a video of the speech that was finally released on December 7, 2015 West the society members “One of my biggest problems, one of my biggest Achille’s heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, the very person, can remove my ego, I think there’s hope for everyone.”

During the speech Kanye also credited Drake as a person who helped West readjust his thought patterns, and stated to the audience “I think that that’s been a progression of mind with the advent of a human being named Drake. You know, this idea of holding onto a #1 spot. And then you get this guy that comes and blows out the water every #1 of any band ever. Be it me or Paul McCartney. And at the point, you know, when you’ve lost the idea of holding onto that concept, you can leave the mountaintop finally, and walk down, and readjust, and see what your position on earth can be.”

In 2014 Drake managed to pass even The Beatles in music history, and in March of this year Drake was tied for the most singles charting at a time when he had 14 singles on the Blillboards Hot 100 chart. Drake has seen 100 of his songs hit this chart. In 2011 the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album went to Kanye West for his album titles My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. In 2012 Drake won the very same award for his album Take Care.

According to his speech to the Oxford Guild Society Kanye West has found a clear focus and a sense of purpose in his life, and he believes that the 2013 album he released titled Yeezus shows his transformation. West explained “I’ve had all of these mixed emotions, mixed feelings, based off you know, bigotries, walls, perceptions that I’ve had to deal with. Ones that drove me to titles like ‘Black Skinhead’ or ‘I Am A God.’ Now I understand that I’m a servant. And with my voice, and with the information and my ability to build relationships with amazing people, speak to amazing people.”