Cannon spoke on numerous topics, including his new R&B mixtape The Gospel Of Ike Turn Up: My Side Of The Story, the election fallout, his newly announced third child on the way, and his history with Kanye West.
Cannon mentioned that he wrote a few lines of Kanye’s verse on Rhymefest’s 2006 “Brand New.”
“I ain’t never wrote no smashes, but I’ve been in the Kanye camps early on,” he said. “I was there doing ‘Gold Digger.’ I wrote the bar for Kanye, ‘We don’t need to stunt/I make black history every day, I don’t need a month.’ That was me. Kanye’s bar. Stuff like that. That’s why I love Kanye and his movement because he knows how to make great music, great songs. That ego doesn’t get into the art form. He’s like, ‘If somebody say something dope, let’s get to it.’ Being a part of that process, I’ve learned so much from him in making songs because…anybody can get in front of a mic and spit bars, but to create a song, that’s a true talent.”