Don't be afraid of the press, as your art is your blueprint,
Kanye has been the center of much scrutiny in the media, but Russell advises him to take it with a grain of salt. While the press' job is to report the truth, they usually, instead, criticize those like Kanye who speak the real truth about the press and the world in general. He references Jay-Z when he says “your art is your blueprint”, paying homage to one of the greatest hip-hop album series of all time. As long as ‘Ye keeps putting his entire being into his art, then the world will be rewarded with some of the greatest works ever.
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