Kanye West Wins Best of the Year and Decade Awards: He is Humbled
Kanye West in know for keeping his blog very well maintained with all the freshest styles and arrogant announcements. His blog is currently packed full of awards that he has been winning in the last few weeks as the year and decade end. 6/8 of his most recent blog posts are awards for himself along with mentions of how flattered he is.
- Male Artist of 2009 - by Billboard.com
- 2 sneaker designs (Air Yeezy and his Luis Vutton shoe) honored in the Coolest Sneaker Designs of 2009 - BusninessWeek
- Best Album of the Year for College Dropout - Entertainment Weekly
- Artist of the Decade - RollingStone
- Top Music Video of 2009 for "We Were Once a Fairytale" - Pitchfork
Although his self maintained blog has 6/8 of the last posts relating to his greatness, there are also mentions of gratitude.
In response to his album "College Dropout" and its success:
WOW... THIS IS REALLY FLATTERING... I'VE HAD SOME UPS AND DOWNS THIS YEAR, WELL ACTUALLY THIS DECADE. JUST SEEING THIS COVER TAKES ME BACK TO THAT TIME OF MY LIFE. I REMEMBER HOW MUCH PAIN AND LOVE WENT INTO THIS ALBUM. NO ONE SAW IT COMING. THIS PROJECT WASN'T ABOUT ME, IT WAS ABOUT A TIME IN PEOPLES LIVES WHERE PEOPLE FORCE OPINIONS ON YOU AND YOU HAVE TO MAKE CHOICES FOR YOURSELF. WE LOVED 50 CENT BUT WE WANTED TO BE THE YANG. WE WANTED TO WEAR PINK POLOS AND RAP ABOUT BEING HURT INSTEAD BEING INVINCIBLE. THERE WAS A CORE GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO WORKED ON THIS ALBUM EVERYDAY....
And in response to his video "We Were Once a Fairytale" directed by Spike Jonze:
I DEFINITELY WASN'T EXPECTING ALL THIS LOVE AT THE END OF THE YEAR. SPIKE IS A GENIUS AND HE BROUGHT THE BEST OUT OF ME... THIS WAS THEEE MOST IN YOUR FACE CONCEPT BUT SPIKE MADE ME LOOK LIKE A HURT CHILD INSTEAD OF AN OUTRAGEOUS ASSHOLE. WHEN EVERYONE GOES BIG, GO SMALL. WHEN EVERYONE GOES CLEAN, GO DIRTY. WHEN EVERYBODY PUTS ON THE CRAZIEST OUTFITS EVER, PUT ON YOUR FAVORITE OLD BAND OF OUTSIDERS DINNER JACKET AND PULL A MONSTER OUT OF YOUR SOUL. I WISH I COULD SAY THAT MONSTER WAS TRULY DEAD BUT I THINK HE'LL BE BACK TO LIFE SITTING ON MY SHOULDER WHEN I GET BACK IN THE STUDIO.