As an artist, Kanye, you have always looked inside for your inspiration...always exuding emotions that are in us, but that we never expose. That is what artistry is about...to look inside for what is unique.

from Russell Simmons – Open Letter To Kanye West on Rap Genius

Meaning

People who follow trends do not have their own identity. When you do what you do with a passion, do not be afraid of what people will say or how they will react. Just be you.

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