Regardless of his off-stage antics that caused a recent media firestorm, Kanye West is still revered as one of the most prolific music-makers in the hip-hop business. Post Malone – who collaborated with Kanye to make the track “Fade” in his most recent album, 2016’s The Life of Pablo – recently sat down with DJ Whoo Kid and discussed working and recording with West.
The “White Iverson” artist talked about Kanye’s recording methods that he saw when the two made “Fade” together.
“‘Fade’ was just a dope vibe, a little fuck-you vibe, so let’s try something new,” Post said, “You never really know what to expect, but [Kanye] played me the song, or he sent me the song so I could hear it. And then I did like a scratch vocal and then I got in the actual studio with him and actually cut the real vocals to the song.”
He goes on to describe how Kanye comes up with unique lines and ideas for tracks. Post continues, “I’ll tell you what. He’s got this pad of paper with just like thousands of ideas in it, lines that he’ll use. Throughout the day he’ll probably just think of something and write it down, he flips through and comes up with the craziest stuff, off a freestyle, off a flow.”
Post says that, in a sense, he and Kanye “kinda record in the same way, but in his way he’s just so much more genius than me.” The Life of Pablo went through numerous title changes and track lineup changes before release.
Malone also talks about hanging out with various celebrities and having a beer-chug with Justin Bieber.
Post Malone and Kanye West’s track “Fade” was eventually featured on a sexy Flashdance-inspired music video featuring Teyana Taylor and her husband, Cavalier Iman Shumpert,