Now, the rapper shares that he's only getting started with regards to his creative ventures.
It's a charitable project, one that makes use of West's long history with the Star Wars franchise. In Surface's own 2016 cover story on West, he said, "I've been interested in architecture and furniture design since I was 18", in between expressing a passionate interest in Le Corbusier, Joseph Dirand, Herzog & de Meuron, Pierre Jeanneret, Axel Vervoordt, and other design and architecture titans. "Yeezy is the Lamborghini of shoes".More news: Study finds possible link between sugary drinks and cancer
"It was the first shoe to have the same level of impact as an Air Jordan", the musician says of his brainchild. Chronicling his endeavors, Forbes notes that Kanye West and Adidas sit on a goldmine. Also in the pipeline, according to the article: "a shoe made out of algae that will biodegrade completely over time in landfills - or nearly immediately if sprayed with a certain type of bacteria".
According to Forbes' latest cover story, which was published yesterday (July 9), the Chicago rapper has begun building low-income homes.More news: Frank Lampard: Chelsea need to improve fitness
Oh, and then there's the matter of his Yeezy Home venture, a social housing project focused on affordable, concrete, prefabricated homes for low-income families. The answer is in Star Wars particularly Luke Skywalker's childhood home.
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As detailed in West's recent Forbes interview, writer Zack O'Malley Greenburg took a tour of the Hidden Hills mansion and revealed that the specially designed floors in the couple's unique home need some very particular upkeep. "Understand that this is actually a condition that people can end up in, be born into, driven into and go in and out".