Kanye West is the Kanye best
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Steve Jobs, Tupac, Bill Gates, Van Gogh, Howard Hughes, Donald Trump, Floyd Mayweather, Michael Jackson, Hitler, David Bowie, Superman, Picasso, Jesus Christ, Walt Disney, Andy Warhol, Kris Jenner, Shakespeare, Willy Wonka and God.
What do the people listed above have in common? They are all people that Kanye West has compared himself to.
Kanye is one of the greatest artists to ever live. He is also, by far, the most controversial person of the 21st century.
Being such a polarizing celebrity, a lot of the attention he receives is very negative.
His public statements have caused people to forget exactly how important he is to popular culture. His statements have sparked one very specific question:
Why is he like this?
Kanye spent most of the 1990s as a ghost-producer for the Bad Boy record label. He was uncredited on all these tracks. After being a ghost-artist for a decade, he finally got the opportunity to work with his idol: hip-hop legend Jay-Z.
Kanye West produced some of Jay-Z’s greatest hits and even granted him his first top-10 Billboard single, “Izzo (H.O.V.A).” This record established West as one of the hottest producers in the game.
But Kanye had other plans.
He wanted to become a rapper as well.
Initially, none of his colleagues took Kanye’s efforts to become a rapper seriously.
He was always referred to as a “producer” and told to “stick to producing,” but he never gave up on his dreams.
One day, while driving home from his studio in LA, West was involved in a near-fatal car accident that shattered his lower jaw and made it nearly impossible to continue making music.
He never gave up.
Kanye believed that this was the best time possible to become a full-time rapper and with this belief, he released one of the greatest rap singles of all time with his jaw wired shut.
In just 15 years, Kanye has dominated rapping, producing and fashion.
Just imagine how little you would value the opinions of others if you:
— Were told to stop producing music and ended up becoming one of the best producers of all time.
— Were told to stop rapping and ended up becoming one of the greatest rappers ever.
— Were told to stop pursuing fashion and ended up becoming a billionaire from it.
— And now, more recently, were told not to pursue politics.
West is a master in many fields and will never stop no matter how many negative headlines are made against him.
The sooner people acknowledge his greatness, the better.