When Zipper Met Kanye at No 3 Abbey Road
“It’s always going to be an entertaining proposition when American hip hop star Kanye West grants someone an interview opportunity” Pedestrian TV says, and this time, New Zealand-born broadcaster BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe won the honours.
Lowe, 40, also known as “Zipper”, who is originally from Auckland, talked to West over an hour at London’s Abbey Road Studios last week about his creative struggles and fashion.
“What people don’t realise is, I want to make uniforms for my high school basketball team through brand Yeezy,” West told Lowe. “I want to make that one step, and then make another step, and then eventually do uniforms for an entire city. Then I want those uniforms to be hot and make money. Then I eventually want to be the anchor and the force behind a billion-dollar company. And after I make that billion-dollar step, then I can go in and say, ‘Hey, I’ve got an opinion on this.’ And that can be a 10 billion-dollar step. And then I eventually want to be the anchor of the first trillion-dollar company.”
Lowe won the Gold Award in The Specialist Music Programme Award, and Music Broadcaster of the Year categories at the 2006, 2010 and 2011 Sony Radio Academy Awards.