The Impact Of Music On The Music Industry

2439 Words Mar 9th, 2015 10 Pages
In every aspect of life, from gardening to quantum physics, there are people that carry a certain weight with what they say and do. These people are often listened to upon other sources, whether it be because they’re simply likable or they have an extreme expertise in their field. Sometimes, these special people become intertwined with their field and are almost completely synonymous. For example, when thinking about physics one usually has Stephen Hawking come to mind. Music is arguably a field that can be just as, if not more diverse and complicated as theoretical physics. As such, it’s harder to specifically narrow pinpoint someone as a key figure in music. Unless that key figure is Kanye West. From his arduous and near-fatal beginnings to self-proclaimed godhood via the Yeezus persona, Kanye West is without a doubt one of the most important and influential musicians this generation, not only in the hip-hop genre, but in the music industry as a whole. Not only is Kanye West an excellent musician, but he is taking his talents and branching out to other industries—most notably fashion—and aiming to revolutionize those industries as he had (and still is) the music industry. For these reasons, there is definitely an argument for Kanye West being one of the most influential people in the entire world. Before being able to understand why Kanye West is such an influential person, one must become acquainted with his beginnings. Originally born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8,…
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