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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Kanye West

No one could ever describe Chicago Rapper Kanye West as being ordinary, boring, or safe.

In the same vein of Mukarami…Kanye West can be considered a production in his own right. Bursting on to the scene with "College Drop Out," Kanye has proven that raw energy and self-confidence can make your vision both seen and heard. He has the ability to deliver even through trying times. He gives his audience his all - one may think that he possess supernatural powers.

Sometimes considered over confident, at others times just plain rude, but you will never forget who he is.

Kanye cites many influences in his early growth, but there is no doubt that his mother Donda West was the one who influenced him the most.

Known for speaking out when others are silent. Some may consider Kanye’s outbursts at the Grammys to be divaesque, but non-the-less he has never shied away from speaking his mind. Who can forget his statement about President Bush not liking Black people at the benefit for Katrina? Speaking from the heart and meaning it, there is no doubt that Kanye uses his music not only to entertain, but to inform too.

Isn’t that what real hip hop is about?

Kanye takes time out for his fans through his blog. A place where you can go and see the things that inspires him, such as fashion, art, music and don't forget the "Where Are You Yeezy?" girls.

Kanye and Donda West worked together to created the Kanye West Foundation dedicated to help stem the severe drop-out rate in high schools. The first initiative is “Loop Dreams.” A child at risk from dropping out can learn how to write and produce music whilst working on improving his or her academic skills.

Giving back can be a very clichéd thing in the music business, but Kanye definitely works to give back.

I think Mama would be proud to see that Kanye continues to contribute.



1 comment:

Tuesdai Noelle said...

Very well written review on Kanye West :)