Trent Reznor Praises Kanye West: 'I'm Glad He's Out There'
NIN frontman gives rapper nothing but kudos, praising his latest effort "Yeezus."
Posted on Aug 23, 2013 02:58 pm
Nine Inch Nails mainman Trent Reznor recently praised Kanye West, giving the rapper and his latest effort "Yeezus" nothing but kudos.
During a chat with Spin, Reznor called Kanye at the top of his game, noting he's glad that the rapper is present on the scene.
"I find him an interesting character," the singer said. "'Yeezus,' I really love it. I think the sound of it is cool. I can't endorse what he's saying lyrically, but I will say that in terms of the role of the dangerous entertainer in 2013, nobody is beating him at that game. It feels like he might implode."
Reznor explained further, "Even if it is calculated to some degree, it feels rough on the edges in a way that I can appreciate. I'm glad he's out there. Consistently he's put out ahead-of-the-curve sh-t. He's definitely a talented guy."
Trent was also asked on whether he ever noticed the influence of his work present in other acts. Interestingly enough, the fronman confessed that some of the early artists he thought were NIN-fueled were too depressive for him, making him unable to extensively listen.
"I got hints of being influential back in the dark ages of late '90s," he said. "But the bands I would hear it in bummed me out so much that I can't listen for that anymore. I did notice [my influence] post-'Social Network.' I started hearing a few things that made me think, 'Okay, I bet you've heard our score.'"
Nine Inch Nails are currently preparing to release their eight studio effort "Hesitation Marks" on September 3 via Columbia Records. New track "Find My Way" recently surfaced online, you can check it out here.