Kanye: 'My Music Is Perfect'

In today's link roundup: West says he's flawed as a man, but not as an artist. Plus: Blacks hit hardest by subprime bust. 

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Kanye: "My music is perfect": In a mini-rant against MediaTakeOut's treatment of him at a recent show, he said, "As a man, I am flawed. But my music is perfect! This is the best you gon' get, ladies and gentlemen, in this lifetime, I'm sorry. You go back to Beethoven and sh-t, but as far as this lifetime, though, this is all you got." One thing's for sure -- no website will ever criticize this guy for being short on confidence.

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