Have you ever wondered what famous person you would want to meet? What you would want to do with them, or talk about, or where would you be? Let me tell you about how my encounter would be.
Kanye West also known as "Yeezy" is American rapper, fashion disaster, and also music producer. People may say that Mr. West is our youth of today voice. He has made a tremendous mark in the music and fashion industry. As we all know Mr. West is known for having his moments. It is safe to say that he has the best and top “omg” Moments, such as interrupting Taylor Swift at the VMA’s. Kanye in the begging when he first came on the hip hop scene was this calm, joyful, his music in my eyes was the most different music out at the time, just because he wasn’t rapping about what everyone else was. Kanye was one of those joyful guys, everybody wanted him on his record or produce it. Then a tragic event occurred where his mom died. After then you see
There is little question that he came from the streets, but this had been a growing comparison among the correlation of hip hop and the crack generation. “Not only did black teenagers in similar situations relate to what Eazy was talking about, but white suburban kids fantasized about being in his situation” (Eriewine).
In his spoken word song “I Love Kanye”, West pokes fun at the media’s egotistical perception of himself. He raps, “What if Kanye made a song about Kanye? // Call it ‘Mr. Old Kanye’, man that’d be so Kanye // that’s all it was Kanye, we still love Kanye // and I love you like Kanye loves Kanye…” (I Love 1). This is evidence that Kanye isn’t the blind, egotistical, out of control superstar. Kanye West is just like everyone
“Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you…I’ll let you finish. But Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!” (West). Most people if they don’t know anything about Kanye West, they know this quote. When anybody hears his name everybody always has an opinion. Some people love him, while a lot of other people hate him, each for a variety of reasons. Though most people only see the arrogant and egotistic side of Kanye, the more important side that people don’t always see is the hardworking musician. In order to fully understand Kanye’s motives and to fully appreciate him, people have to know how he got to the point he is now today.
The best way to get a four spot on the Billboard Hot 100, is by rapping about something everyone will go through, a heartbreak. That is what Kanye West did in “Heartless,” a song about a heartbreak he went through with former fiancee Alexis Phifer. The song debuted as a single but was later put on his 808s & Heartbreaks album. The song explains nearly everything about his relationship. They both made mistakes, but she’d act as if hers were minor. That is why he states, “I’m gonna take of tonight.” He emphasizes the word tonight, to prove he is exhausted and wants to be taken seriously. But he then argues himself by asking why they always end up late night on the phone. Which proves who is the intended audience. Simply, anyone that has gone through something similar, sometimes ends up on the phone with them late night with remorse. West’s tone in is angry in this song. He was tired of his ex-fiancee, who left him at his lowest point. When his mother had passed away just months before he was finished working on this album. Both of the women that he loved the most have left his life, in an instant. Kanye just began working on his music as a way to overlook the trials set ahead of him. He released this song and it was only the second time he used auto tune. Apparently auto tune can get you a 5x platinum record, mind that’s five million sales.
After a friend introduced him to the owners of Cash Money Records, he pestered them by leaving rap songs on the owners’ answering machines until they finally would give him a chance. The owners, Bryan “Birdman” or “Baby” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams signed him to their record label when he was 12 going by the name of Gangsta D. The owners were impressed by his freestyle abilities. Birdman really liked the young Carter and took him under his wing so to speak and became his mentor. Many people mistakenly believe that Birdman is Lil Wayne’s father and they are additionally confused by the fact that Lil Wayne also refers to Birdman as his dad and pa, but there is actually no relation. The first album released with Cash Money Records was in 1995 when the producer, Mannie Fresh, teamed Dwayne with a 14 year old named B.G. The album was called True Story. In 1997 there was supposed to be a follow up album; however his mom tried to put a stop to his association with Cash Money Records after she noticed him wearing gang related clothes, but Dwayne ran away. He took his stepfather’s gun with him and accidentally shot himself. He was taken to the hospital and questioned by police. He admitted stealing his stepfather’s gun. This landed Rabbit in jail for having an unregistered handgun. Sadly, a short time after Rabbit was released from jail he was kidnapped and killed.
"Don't you grow up in a hurry"- Kanye's last track "Violent Crimes" gives Ye some time to speak on behalf of father's raising daughters and how quickly your baby girls grow into women. In addition, Kanye speaks on how some men don't see the error in their ways when courting women until they have daughters, "N****s is savage, n****s is monsters/N****s is pimps, n****s is players/Til n****s have daughters, now they precautions" he also raps, "Father forgive me, I'm scared of the karma/Cause now I see women as something' to nurture/Not something' to conquer". Personally "Violent Crimes" was deja vu, these are the same conversations my father had with me about men growing
Jay-Z is known for being one for not only being one of the best rappers in hip-hop but also having a successful career in and outside of hip-hop. Recently he has been protesting some of the newer hip-hop. His songs “D.O.A” (Death Of Auto-Tune) & “Run This Town” he takes a rebel approach to all of the recent fads in hip-hop. Even though, the fads were embraced by pop culture, Jay-Z saw them as stale and unprogressive. In “D.O.A.” he talks about hip-hop becoming ringtone rap and has lost its edge. “This is anti autotune/ death of the ringtone/ this ain’t for I-Tunes/ This ain’t for sing-a-longs/…This is practically assault with a deadly weapon/ I made this just for flexin’/ Basically I want people to feel threatened. (Blueprint 3) ” Jay-Z
Gangsta rap is a form of music that is enjoyed by everyone and there should be no stereotypes attached to it. It has been debated if Gangsta Rap harms Black Americans; it is a heavily criticized art form since its inception. The Encyclopedia Britannica defines “Gangsta rap: a form of hip-hop music that became the genre’s dominant style in the 1990s, a reflection and product of the often violent lifestyle of American inner cities afflicted with poverty and the dangers of drug use and drug dealing. The romanticization of the outlaw at the center of much of gangsta rap appealed to rebellious suburbanites as well as to those who had firsthand experience of the harsh realities of the ghetto. “
On top of that, his line of sneakers and clothes have created a even larger fan base for him at the age of 38. If you don't already pay attention to his presence in the fashion industry, you need to start.We all remember when Kanye stormed the stage to interrupt Taylor Swift at the at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. His IDGAF attitude was on full display for the entire world to see. Since then he and Taylor have made amends and it seems like they are BFFs. And how about also the numerous times he's flipped out on paparazzi, and gone beast mode on live television and radio broadcasts. Point blank period, Kanye doesn't care what people think about him. He speaks his mind and does what he wants to do. At the end of the day he's happy and lives the life he wants. Take note of this if you struggle saying how you feel to people.Not much needs to be said with this one. The tangible results speak for
Now with a great career as a producer, he strived for more success as a rapper and started to record his tracks. During the production of Jay Z’s The Blueprint 2, Kanye recorded a verse for the track “The Bounce” which was then decided by Jay Z to leave on the final version regardless of his opinion on Kanye’s rap career. Despite the “street” image that Kanye lacked and which most rappers at the time had, he continued to better his lyrics and further his rap career until he was finally signed with Roc-A-Fella
He came out with a track named “I declare war” and it was basically a track forward to his one of the people he doesn’t get along with Nas at the time. In 2008-2011 he headlined summer festivals in locations such as Denmark and places in the United Kingdom. The blueprint 3 and watch my throne came out and he kicked off his tour with that album. His very first tour was in 1999 and his recent tour was the Magna carter. Also throughout this time period he had his first child in the very beginning of 2012. The blueprint 3 was named one of the most anticipated albums of 2013 by complex magazine, MTV, and XXL magazine. And during that time Jay-z didn’t stop his grind he released the magna carter that sold over 528’000 copies in the first week it was out. Jay-z received nine nominations at the 2014 Grammy awards, more than any other artist. last year he held his first annual charity concert called Tidal X were the show raised around 1.5
“ Every time Gucci Mane gets out of jail, he likes to go straight to the recording studio – it is a vibrant habit that is acknowledged among his fans as a testament to both his work ethic and his turbulent life”(Sanneh 1).
Gambino possesses an Obligatory God Complex; while many rappers, such as the aforementioned West see themselves as the undisputed greatest, Gambino seems to proclaim himself as the greatest merely because he feels he must. This is evident with “Why does every black actor gotta rap some/I don’t know, all I know is I’m the best one” from “Bonfire”. His issues also stem greatly from his childhood, addressed in “Outside”. His past is very different from those of many of his colleagues, due to a stable home life economically and emotionally. Many in his community “think that when you leave the hood you look down on them”, and his cousin serves as the embodiment of those who agree. As a result, Gambino constantly seeks approval from his cousin, arguing that “The truth is we still struggle on a different