I love how he keeps referencing Kanye as an influence even though three years ago he said Kanye was a dick and had no "flow." I mean, people are allowed to change their minds, but part of me thinks it's only because he wanted Bhasker to work on his album and bring fun. into the mainstream.
What?? No flow?? 808s and Heartbreak was a piece of music that was super influential. West took a chance and did a 180 on what he was comfortable doing. If anything, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was what influenced Ruess the most. Fishsticks and egotistical dick jokes aside, West is a talented person. I do not know where Ruess is coming from.