Six Similarities Between deadmau5 and Kanye West


| July 20, 2012 - 3:11 pm

One Rapper, One DJ, Two Massive Heads….

American rapper/mogul/media-attention grabbin’ Kanye West could bro out with Canadian EDM/producer/DJ/mogul/media-attention grabbin’ deadmau5 any day of the week.
VIBE present six similarities between the two, Can you think of more?

1. Both Look to woodland creatures for mascots:

Kanye West
Remember Kanye West’s Dropout Bear?

2. Have been involved in celebrity controversies and talk smack:
Kanye West Taylor Swift

-“Yo, Taylor! Imma let you finish, but…” – Kanye West infamous cameo at MTV Video Music Awards. Our personal favorite: “George Bush doesn’t care about black people… ” #EPIC

-“Even Skrillex isn’t doing anything too technical. He has a laptop and a MIDI recorder, and he’s just playing his shit… People are, thank God, smartening up about who does what – but there’s still button-pushers getting paid half a million.”- deadmau5 tells Rolling Stone. He laters adds, ““You want to be ‘hip’ and ‘cool’ and ‘funky grandma’?,” directed toward Madonna.

3. Dated girls who have posed in Playboy:

Kanye, deadmau5

Until September 2011, deadmau5 was living with American model and October 2009’s Playboy Playmate of the Month Lindsey Evans. Kim Kardashian posed for the cover of Playboy’s December 2007 issue.

4. Have their own clothing line:

deadmau5 has just released his exclusive line of clothing titled Neffmau5. Kanye West premiered his fashion label DW Kanye West at Paris Fashion week in October 2011.

5. Performed at Coachella
Coachella, Kanye West, deamau5

Kanye closed the festival in 2011. deadmau5 performed there the year before.

6. Never originally intended to be in the music industry:
Kanye, deadmau5

-“Let me start by admitting…I did not grow up in the EDM scene. I don’t consider my career to be about “being a DJ.” I don’t have ‘DJ roots.’” – deadmau5.
-West attended art class at the American Academy of Art in Chicago before dropping out to focus on his music career.

What else do the mau5 and Ye have in common?