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Here's a list of proper nouns from Kanye West's 'W' magazine profile


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Hot on the heels of Kanye West’s recent babies – Yeezus and North, both about a week old – W magazine has put their Kanye cover story online.

It’s a good read but also a long one, and you’re at work! So, until you have time to properly ingest the article (which you should), we’ve compiled a list of all the proper nouns* featured in the profile. Because how better to judge West than by itemizing his current favorite architects (Le Corbusier), cultural heroes (the Soup Nazi), and champagne-flute makers (Baccarat)?

Read on for the list, including helpful annotations when needed:

Porsche Panamera Turbo
Kim Kardashian [girlfriend]
Kanye West
The Kardashians
Joseph Dirand [“haute-minimalist architect”]
Axel Vervoordt [Belgian interior designer]
Le Corbusier [one of West’s current idols]

Pierre Jeanneret [Swiss architect]
South Park
Pablo Picasso [person West has likened himself to]
Steve Jobs [see above]
Michelangelo [see above]
The Beatles [see above]
Marlon Brando [see above]
Tiger Woods [see above]
Azzedine Alaïa [see above]
Kate Moss [see above]
The Soup Nazi [see above]
Mies van der Rohe [architect whose name West has trouble spelling]
MacBook Pro
No I.D.
The Weeknd
Deep Purple [classic hard-rock band lately informing West’s music]
Daft Punk
“I Am a God”
Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala [where West debuted some of Yeezus last May]
New York
Paris Fashion Week
Axl Rose [rock star West likens himself to]
Jim Morrison [see above]
Jimi Hendrix [see above]
Taylor Swift
2009 MTV Video Music Awards
President Obama
Hurricane Katrina
George Bush
Rolling Stone
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
The Atlantic
David Samuels [writer who profiled West last year in above magazine]
The iPhone era [of which Samuels called West “the first true genius”]
Mozart [of whom Samuels called West the contemporary American equivalent]
Matt Lauer
The Today show
God [West believes He is playing a “little practical joke” on him]
Air Jordans
Victoria’s Secret
Dries Van Noten
Los Angeles
Rob [Kardashian, brother of Kim]
Living Divani [sofa brand favored by West]
Naza Jafarian [British model]
Kris Jenner [mother of Kim]
Frances Palmer [ceramic cup maker favored by West]
“Awesome” [song about Kim]
Baccarat [champagne glass brand West mockingly admires]
George V. [Paris hotel where Jenner stayed]
Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Oana Stanescu [architect]
Family [architecture firm]
Tristan Auer
Villa Savoye [Le Corbusier-designed villa]
Jetsons [West reasserts that he’s the creative director of the animated franchise’s next movie]
Noah Goldstein [sound engineer]
“Can’t Tell Me Nothing”
Louis V
Grammys [he has 21 of them]
Raising Kanye: Life Lessons From the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar [2007 book written by West’s late mother Donda]
Boy Scouts [where Donda threatened to send her unruly son]
Virgil Abloh [business associate]
Grand Hyatt
Walt Disney [whom West is said to be “one meeting away from becoming”]
Cannes Film Festival
Cruel Summer
Hermès [the brand of plate West eats off of]

*Names of months excluded.

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