‘No Idea’ rapper Don Toliver revealed a vital piece of information Kanye West gave him during his recent appearance on The Joe Budden Podcast. The Houston, Texas musician was being interviewed after releasing his third studio album, Love Sick, at the end of February.
Speaking to Budden, Toliver explained that West – who has received under much criticism lately – told him that creating something good is about feeling it in your veins. “Kanye always used to tell me ‘If you don’t feel it in the veins, it ain’t what it need to be’ and as soon as you hear it, it has to be something,” he explained to Budden and co-hosts. Elsewhere, he admitted that he wants success at the next Grammys. “I need to hold a trophy,” Toliver said.
Notably, West and Toliver collaborated on the former’s 2021 album Donda and the unfinished demo record Donda 2, which was exclusively released on the Stem Player, with four songs made available on February 23, 2022. After working with Kanye, Toliver recalled the experience on Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning: “That’s one of the people in the industry for sure that is transparent with me and I thank God for it, for real”.
Towards the end of last year, Kanye West came under fire for a string of antisemitic comments he made. Ultimately, the rapper found himself banned from social media sites, Twitter, Instagram and Clubhouse because of them. He even appeared on Alex Jones’ InfoWars programme to discuss the issue, which proved highly controversial, with him professing his love for Nazi mass murderer Adolf Hitler.
“I see good things about Hitler,” West told Jones. “I love everyone and Jewish people are not going to tell me: You can love us and you can love what we’re doing to you with the contracts, and you can love what we’re pushing with the pornography”.
West continued: “But this guy [Hitler] that invented highways and invented the very microphone that I use as a musician, you can’t say out loud that this person ever did anything good.”