The And Cultural Impact Of Kanye West

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In Greek mythology, the Mousai are the goddesses of music. In various Native American tribes, Kokopelli signifies musical sound. Also, The Egyptian goddess of music is Hathor. And last, but not least there’s the self-proclaimed god of music Kanye west. No matter the time period certain musical names are respected even if you’ve never heard a single song from them. For example, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Jimmy Hendrix are well known and, for the most part, considered in the top ten artists of all time. However, making good music does not lead to instant success. An artist must create a fan base, continuously release high-quality music, and have some social impact. Kanye West is one of the most influential artists of all time due to his musical variation, critically acclaimed awards, and cultural impact. When it comes to artists Kanye West is by far the most experimental with his work. Kanye west’s freshman album The College Dropout brought a new sound to the rap genre. Also, “He continued to move toward more maximalistic production on his next two albums, Late Registration and Graduation…But it was his 2008 album, 808s & Heartbreak, that may be his most influential as he stripped away the samples and relied almost entirely on synthesizers and Auto-Tune as instruments.”(Ryan. “Is Kanye West the greatest artist of the 21st century”) Later in his career Kanye west released a successful and, game-changing album called My Dark Beautiful Fantasy. The album continued the
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