May 7, 2009 12:28
Kanye West: 'Unknown Brit will be the biggest artist in the world'
He tells NME.COM he's doing all he can to make Mr Hudson world famous
Kanye West has tipped British musician Mr Hudson to become the biggest artist in the world, comparing the London-based singer to Frank Sinatra.
In an exclusive interview that you can read in full in this week's issue of NME (out nationwide from May 6), the rapper revealed that as well as producing Mr Hudson's second album 'Straight No Chaser', he wants to help the singer become recognised the world over.
"Mr Hudson has the potential to annihilate me, and I will do everything to help him do that," West said about his new pal. "He's not going to make some of the mistakes that I've made, spazzing out and pissing people off. I think he's going to end up being a really cool Sinatra-type character."
Hudson (real name Ben), who releases the West-featuring single 'Supernova' on June 13, added that he's up to the challenge.
He said: "My first reaction was just to smile and say 'Yeah that's typical Kanye, exaggerating'. But maybe I'll prove him to be right."
To read the full interview with the pair, pick up this week's NME (out nationwide from May 6).
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