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After attempting to steal the spotlight from Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards back in September, Kanye West has been laying low. But with the start of the new year, the rapper has put himself back out there -- and he's taken to his blog to inform his fans that he's back and better than ever.
Returning to the studio, Kanye promises to "bring you the best I have to offer with the same dedication that Kobe [Bryant] has on the court."
"It's funny how so many rappers get worse as their careers stretch out, but true poets get better," he boasts.
He goes on to say that he'll be taking cues from greats like Maya Angelou and jazz musician/civil rights activist Nina Simone.
"Their work improved with time," Kanye wrote. "They documented what was happening in culture. That is our responsibility as the modern day artists and poets, to accurately represent what is happening now, so when the powers that be try to rewrite history you can always look at our works and find truth and sincerity in a world of processed information."
Kanye urges his followers not to believe everything they read, asking them to "soak in positive forces" and "look past the headlines and deal with just a bit of reality in this new decade."
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