Monday, August 16, 2010 10:56am ET by  

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West better mannered day-to-day

Kanye West says that he is now more well-mannered in his day-to-day life and more professional when it comes to his music career.

The rapper explained to DJ Clue during a radio interview recently, "That's the Rosewood mentality, like affluence, like not cursing loud in public, pulling out chairs for your lady, opening up doors ... That's where I'm at at 3."

He continued, "It's ill 'cause I'm at this really good emotional, great place in my life, and they're always saying in hip-hop that you have to be in a dark place to make great hip-hop. I feel like I rap better than I've ever rapped at this point. I be writing raps and I don't even realize how positive they are. They just sound like regular good negative raps."

West releases his fifth studio album, 'Dark Twisted Fantasy', in November.