Kanye West: 'Tragedy can produce great art'

He blogs about his mum on website

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Kanye West has opened up about the death of his mother on his official blog, saying she taught him to enjoy life.

The singer, who is gearing up for his 'Glow In The Dark' tour, said that he recorded his first new material in over six months just two days ago in Japan, and that the tour-planning process has helped him not to lose his mind after the death of Donda West last November.

West blogs:

"I don't do anything I don't love anymore... I loved the flashing lights vid so it didn't matter to me if someone one else didn't. While people chase money I pursue happiness. So many people talk about their investments or how much money they have but there's so many rich people who spend a lot of that trying to buy a piece of happiness. If there's anything my mom taught me it's to enjoy life. I just recorded my first verse in the last six months two days ago at Bape's Studio in Japan. It felt good and I was inspired. I absolutely lost my mind (in a good way) on the new 'Glow In The Dark' tour. The constant hours of creating helped me to keep from losing my mind in a bad way.

"Chris Milk told me tragedy can produce great art and this is definitely true. I am a total mad man now, up till 3am every night, trying to fight pain, boredom and uncertainty with creativity. All that said, life is good... good as finding the perfect fabric for a simple one button casual blazer with matching pants."

The 'Glow In The Dark' tour kicks off on April 16 in Seattle, WA.

--By our New York staff.
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