Sir Paul McCartney and Kanye West are not people you’d expect to see hanging out together. One has been a legend for many years and generations, while the other is a legend to one generation and countless years in his own mind.

But according to both of them — and Britain’s most reputable news source The Daily Mail —their friendship is blossoming. That’s great news because the pull quotes are both incredible and fascinating. No one gets the music industry like these guys, so the brown nosing here is spiced with some deep knowledge, artistry, and respect. It’s your basic hypercelebrity-supermusician thinkpiece bait, a breadcrumb trail to the next ego-driven

"I was expecting it to be 'Oh great, it's hip-hop, it's loud, but I hadn't until then got the urban poetry aspect."

"He’s a good fun guy to be around, a bit eccentric, but I like that."

“I might be a little bit more ‘angst’ than Paul and remember the last time when Paul had somebody really ‘angst’ working with him, the type of music they made?”

“When I wrote with John, he would sit down with a guitar. I would sit down. We’d ping-pong till we had a song. [Working with West] was like that.”

"He is amazingly talented but controversial and can make eccentric moves. I realized if it didn't work out we'd just say so and shake hands and leave."

“If I’m gonna do a tour I like to go and see what other people are doing. I didn’t wanna bring my tour out and be amazingly old-fashioned. So people if are going, ‘Oh man, Beyonce, she was killer!’ I like to go there and go, ‘Yeah, we can do better than this.’”