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Kanye West, the simultaneously exhibitionist and press-shy rapper, has granted his first major magazine interview in over a year. Sort of.

Slate's Jonah Weiner has pieced together information from West's live-streaming interviews and his hyperactive Twitter feed to create what the web magazine is calling an "all-access, totally non-exclusive" profile of the artist. Weiner's explains his method:

West has agreed to speak candidly to me on a wide variety of subjects, to run his mouth but remain pithy at the same time, and to grant me virtually round-the-clock access to his life--no publicist popping his head in and telling me there's five minutes left. As conditions go for writing a profile, these are extremely favorable. No, I don't get to ask any questions, but I do get a constantly updating record of West's thoughts, whereabouts, cravings, jokes, meals, flirtations, bon mots, and on and on. In the face of a mountainous info dump like West's, isn't the basic work of profiling--building from the raw material of everything someone says and does toward a more focused sense of who they are--as relevant as ever?

The resulting article is bizarre, hilarious, and well worth reading.

Read the full story at Slate.

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