By Ray Rahman
June 25, 2013 at 04:48 PM EDT

Hot on the heels of Kanye West’s recent babies — Yeezus and North, both about a week old — W magazine has put their Kanye cover story online.

It’s a good read but also a long one, and you’re at work! So, until you have time to properly ingest the article (which you should), we’ve compiled a list of all the proper nouns* featured in the profile. Because how better to judge West than by itemizing his current favorite architects (Le Corbusier), cultural heroes (the Soup Nazi), and champagne-flute makers (Baccarat)?

Read on for the list, including helpful annotations when needed:


Porsche Panamera Turbo


Kim Kardashian [girlfriend]


Kanye West



The Kardashians

Joseph Dirand [“haute-minimalist architect”]

Axel Vervoordt [Belgian interior designer]

Le Corbusier [one of West’s current idols]

Pierre Jeanneret [Swiss architect]


South Park

Pablo Picasso [person West has likened himself to]

Steve Jobs [see above]

Michelangelo [see above]

The Beatles [see above]

Marlon Brando [see above]

Tiger Woods [see above]

Azzedine Alaïa [see above]

Kate Moss [see above]

The Soup Nazi [see above]



Mies van der Rohe [architect whose name West has trouble spelling]

MacBook Pro

No I.D.

The Weeknd

Deep Purple [classic hard-rock band lately informing West’s music]




Daft Punk

“I Am a God”

Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala [where West debuted some of Yeezus last May]

New York

Paris Fashion Week

Axl Rose [rock star West likens himself to]

Jim Morrison [see above]

Jimi Hendrix [see above]

Taylor Swift

2009 MTV Video Music Awards

President Obama

Hurricane Katrina

George Bush

Rolling Stone

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

The Atlantic

David Samuels [writer who profiled West last year in above magazine]

The iPhone era [of which Samuels called West “the first true genius”]

Mozart [of whom Samuels called West the contemporary American equivalent]

Matt Lauer

The Today show

God [West believes He is playing a “little practical joke” on him]


Air Jordans


Victoria’s Secret

Dries Van Noten

Los Angeles

Rob [Kardashian, brother of Kim]

Living Divani [sofa brand favored by West]

Naza Jafarian [British model]

Kris Jenner [mother of Kim]

Frances Palmer [ceramic cup maker favored by West]

“Awesome” [song about Kim]

Baccarat [champagne glass brand West mockingly admires]

George V. [Paris hotel where Jenner stayed]

Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Oana Stanescu [architect]


Family [architecture firm]

Tristan Auer

Villa Savoye [Le Corbusier-designed villa]

Jetsons [West reasserts that he’s the creative director of the animated franchise’s next movie]

Noah Goldstein [sound engineer]

“Can’t Tell Me Nothing”

Louis V

Grammys [he has 21 of them]


Raising Kanye: Life Lessons From the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar [2007 book written by West’s late mother Donda]


Boy Scouts [where Donda threatened to send her unruly son]

Virgil Abloh [business associate]


Grand Hyatt

Walt Disney [whom West is said to be “one meeting away from becoming”]

Cannes Film Festival

Cruel Summer


Hermès [the brand of plate West eats off of]

*Names of months excluded.

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