West Predicts His New Album Will Be A Classic

Hip-hop star KANYE WEST predicts his upcoming album LATE REGISTRATION will be a classic, competing with the works of STEVIE WONDER and PRINCE.

The confident ALL FALLS DOWN rapper, 27, releases the follow-up to his acclaimed debut COLLEGE DROPOUT on Friday (26AUG05), and he's confident it will achieve big sales - and be hailed an instant classic.

He says, "Music hasn't been taken this far in years - since Stevie did it. Since Prince did it.

"I'm not trying to compete with what's out there now. I'm really trying to compete with INNERVISIONS and SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE. It sounds musically blasphemous to say something like that, but why not set that as your bar?"

But West, who collaborates on the album with MAROON 5's ADAM LEVINE, JAMIE FOXX, COMMON, THE GAME, BRANDY, NAS, CAM'RON and JAY-Z, admits that while he wants the album to be a huge success, he's backing away from his initial plans to become a bigger star than MICHAEL JACKSON.

He adds, "If anything, I'd sabotage my career to get some of my anonymity back, or to focus more on directing movies, which is another form of production.

"I would refuse to be as famous as Michael Jackson. Once I see it coming to that point, I would fall back, because I just want to be able to go to the movies."


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