Flashback to September 2005: Kanye West had just released his sophomore album Late Registration, his first No. 1 album, which produced the single "Gold Digger," his second No. 1 hit. In this classic interview from the Fuse vault, a young Yeezus talks about his love of tracksuits, turning his rap career into a Super Mario metaphor, and why "almost dying is one of the best things that could happen to a rapper."
Oh Kanye, never change.
Keep the love for Kanye's expensive taste going with this look at the Top 5 sneaker-rapper collaborations of the past year: