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“I haven’t begun to scratch the surface of what I can create for the world…”
Kanye West is not a man to do things by halves. From his rise as one of the hip hop’s most interesting producers, through his rebirth as an artist of global interest, not to mention his eye-popping celebrity lifestyle, the rapper-producer is distinctive in every aspect of his life... and his pronouncements.
With Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage very much in his sights and a new album coming later this year, Q enjoyed a unique audience with West, getting a ringside seat to his one-man crusade to reshape 21st Century culture and – crucially – a rarey glimpse of the man behind the diamond encrusted mask.
Get the new issue of Q, in print or on digital from Tuesday (30 June), for this world exclusive interview with Dorian Lynskey.
Print copies* of the new issue come with our exclusive Shine On CD, boasting 15 tracks that will soundtrack your summer, including music from The Prodigy, Alabama Shakes, The Charlatans, Sufjan Stevens, Gaz Coombes, Ash, Paolo Nutini and many more acts who will be on a festival bill near you.
Plus through previously unseen pictures and untold tales, Q349 also boasts a special section that tells the full, unvarnished story of the making of Nirvana's seminal album Nevermind.
There are also extensive, exclusive interviews with Jamie T, Metallica, Lianne La Havas, George Clinton, Courtney Barnett, Sleaford Mods and Rita Ora, while both Blur and Ed Sheeran allow us to go behind the scenes as they let Q dip into their exclusive photo diaries.
We join Disclosure in the studio for an update on their next album, Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood gives us his 10 Commandments for life, Clean Bandit take us for lunch and Vic & Bob answer you in this month’s Cash For Questions.
With reviews of Brandon Flowers and The Courteeners live, plus verdicts on albums by The Maccabees, Tame Impala, The Chemical Brothers, Years & Years, The Strands and more, Q is the only magazine you need for the month ahead in music. Get your copy in print or on digital from 20 June, 2015.