The `Power` rapper - famed for gatecrashing the stages of numerous award shows, most notably at last year`s MTV Video Music Awards when he grabbed a microphone off `Best Female Video` winner Taylor Swift to launch into a tirade -says he`s now in a positive frame of mind and has put his former persona behind him.
Speaking during an interview on US radio station Power 105.1 Kanye said: "That`s the Rosewood mentality, like affluence, like not cursing out in public, pulling out chairs for your lady, opening up doors. That`s where I`m at."
He added his present worldview is so positive it`s helping him produce the best raps of his career and despite the title of his fifth album being `Dark Twisted Fantasy` he is not in a "dark place".
Kanye, 33, added: "It`s ill because 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`m writing raps and I don`t even realise how positive they are. They just sound like regular good negative raps."
Kanye releases `Dark Twisted Fantasy` in November.