Banksy has found his way back into the limelight in a big way—unveiling his mammoth new project Dismaland in the past week. The bizarro Disney experience was made possible in collaboration with some of today’s most influential artists and the strong creative links continue with the announcement of a Run The Jewels performance set to take place on site next month.
Despite being the topic of many news reports and think-pieces in recent days, the normally reclusive Banksy stepped behind the interviewer’s mic, posing some questions to Killer Mike and El-P for The Guardian.
Questions focussed mainly on art and creativity (and sad Youtube videos), with El-P giving props to Banksy and his graffiti contemporaries.
“The bravest artists I’ve ever known have always been graf artists. Risking your life and your freedom is no joke. Whoever made Mount Rushmore was probably brave as well, assuming that rock-climbing equipment was not at its zenith at the time.”
Of course, Kanye had to make his way into the discussion somehow, as Banksy referenced his recent claim of being “the greatest rock star in the world”. While the duo are obvious Yeezy fans, Killer Mike had some extended opinions on the matter.
“Kanye is amazing and may be the greatest rock star in the world but Rihanna is the new Tupac (in feminist form), and as much as I love rock, ain’t nobody do it like Pac! Ri-Ri rules in my book.”
Read the full interview here. Run The Jewels will perform at Dismaland on September 4