Speaking of color masculinity, here’s Kanye on creativity, society, and color from his 2008 FADER interview:

I feel like all the words are in you, you’re just blocking yourself, you’re blocking your creativity. Society has put up so many boundaries, so many limitations on what’s right and wrong that it’s almost impossible to get a pure thought out. It’s like a little kid, a little boy, looking at colors, and no one told him what colors are good, before somebody tells you you shouldn’t like pink because that’s for girls, or you’d instantly become a gay two-year-old. Why would anyone pick blue over pink? Pink is obviously a better color. Everyone’s born confident, and everything’s taken away from you. So many people try to put their personality on someone else.

3 thoughts on “Kanye on Color

  1. I used to listen to him from The College Dropout/Late Registration… and then he blew up and so did his head to the point where he looked like he was having toddler tantrums at times. Hopefully, fatherhood will give him more perspective/patience, because he can drop some good beats.

  2. Matt, I listened to your podcast with Tim Ferris. I love domains…and I was super jealous of your ma.tt.

    One thing that is really bugging me is how did you get past the “3 letter” rule? I was trying to experiment with your “.tt” you used…and it disallows me from trying to register anything less than 3 characters. This is also true for other, similar, domains. Do you need to be a ruler of the internet to make this happen?

    I was trying to buy le.vi haha

    -And, I love this post. So much of my recent years has been me trying to strip away things from myself and asking raw questions. I feel like that’s where true creativity happens. Great post.

  3. Hey Matt…

    When you limit yourself, you limit your vision of others as well. As much as we want to look at the world as creatives, there are just too many standards that hold people back.

    Seeing you being a 20-something when you made WordPress can really have an impact on you, especially since you see that the world is so open at such a young age. I really commend you for that.

    I heard about you on Tim Ferriss’s podcast for the first time. You were great. Genuine and that’s the way it should be.

    After that podcast, I wanted to work for you because you get the point.

    I really wish that could happen but I don’t got the coding skills for it yet. I know CSS and HTML. But, I love people and I solve all my web challenges as I built my community of 100,000 engineers on LinkedIn on how to get a job in the engineering industry (I’m an engineer now). Maybe I can do HR…

    Sorry to waste your blog space to talk about me. I just wanted to tell you that you would be a cool person to meet in person.

    P.S. I don’t curse either. Life is so much simpler without it 😉