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Yeezus Origins: Kanye West reveals dream of becoming a game designer

Plus, we reveal the top three games featuring Kanye

Believe it or not, there was a time when Kanye West was just a humble young kid with dreams of doing something creative.


Although he would go on to become a titan in the music industry and a self-proclaimed god, Kanye's creative career didn't start with music, it started with video games.

A previously unreleased MTV interview has been posted online and features young Mr. West talking about how he got into music-making.

Early on in the interview (0:01:20) Kanye aka Ye aka Yeezus aka KanYeezy aka Dr. Martin Louie the King, Jr. aka Kanye To The aka Louis Vuitton Don aka Swag King Cole aka The Illest Motha****a Alive and the Voice of a Generation, recounts buying an Amiga with hopes of developing a game.

"In seventh grade I was really into drawing and I wanted to design video games," he says during the interview, "So I got this Amiga computer which was a really good price for all that it did, it was $500 and it had all types of graphic programming and everything. Hold on...

*Looks into the soul of a woman interrupting his story, his eyes burning with the red-hot flames of hell*

"Ay, c'mon man, what up dog? Don't distract my story man"

Watch the video below:

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Of course, just because Kanye West isn't making games, that doesn't mean there aren't games with Kanye West in them. Below we've compiled a list of our favourites.

Top 3 games featuring Kanye West

Kanye's Zone


The idea for this game was cunningly hidden by Kanye in his lyrics to the son 'N***as In Paris', released on Watch The Throne, a collaboration album with the Jay 'I've dropped the hypen' Z.

In the track Kanye says "Don't let me into my zone" and that's just what your main goal is in the game. Use the arrow keys to guide the blue ball around the zone and keep Kanye's bouncing head from entering it. Do it.

Kanye Quest 3030


"In January 2010, as rapper and producer Kanye West is taking the garbage out one day, when he suddenly falls through through a wormhole. Emerging on the other side, Kanye finds himself in the year 3030, in a dystopian city filled with clones of hip-hop musicians and under the control of a god-like dictator known as Lil B the BasedGod. Can Kanye get back home?"

Play this classic JRPG inspired game and find out.

Life In The West


Your Twitter experience is probably very different from Kanye West's Twitter experience, after all, he's a genius with a billion followers. Life In The West is a game designed to simulate the Kanye West Twitter experience, which mostly involves translating fleeting thoughts into words by repeatedly punching a keyboard, apparently.