I know I’ve been critical of Kanye West in the past – particularly his steady stream of tantrums and rants, his brooding demeanor in public, his self-righteous boasting – but watching his interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this week helped me gain some clarity and insight into why he is the way he is these days. The conversation that transpired between Kanye and Jimmy was basically a more condensed and concise version of his BBC Radio 1 interview with Zane Lowe, wherein the gist of the message Kanye is so passionately, albeit at times gratingly, tries to convey is that he simply just wants to share his creativity and genius with everyone, for the sake of betterment and positive contribution. I can get with that. He’s a zealous creative who simply wants to protect, reach, and share his dreams – a cause that I frankly am inspired by. In light of such, this week’s Friday Five is a selection of joints that promote such a go-getting spirit and elevation and have helped motivate me to reach certain goals and dreams in some way at some point in time.