Kanye West opened up for the first time on his blog (kanyeuniversity.com) about what his life has been like since the sudden death of his mom Dr. Donda West on Nov. 10, 2007, intouchweekly.com reports. The rapper writes: “I don’t do anything I don’t love anymore... If there’s anything my mom taught me is to enjoy life. I just recorded my first verse in the last 6 months 2 days ago at BAPE’s studio in Japan. It felt good and I was inspired. I absolutely lost my mind (in a good way) on the new Glow in the Dark tour. The constant hours of creating helped me 2 keep from losing my mind in a bad way. [Director] Chris Milk told me tragedy can produce great art and this is definitely true. I am a total madman now, up till 3 a.m. every night, trying 2 fight pain, board-um, and uncertainty with creativity.”