From that moment on, you became a poet who has inspired the poets. I have proudly watched your career since then, and in case someone has missed the obvious, you are making a historical impact on music.
Kanye has delivered some of the most relevant songs and verses over the past decade. Without Kanye’s production beginning in the early 2000s, the sound of hip-hop would be entirely different. His heartfelt lyrics and distaste for the false bravado that permeated rap in the late 90s made The College Dropout a landmark album that allowed rappers to once again speak from the heart, as opposed to just from their fantastical minds. Graduation and 808s and Heartbreak, with their heavily-electronic production, took rap and pop music by storm, with its effects still being seen today. This has all led to his magnum opus, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which completely shattered whatever barriers Kanye had left standing.
No true musical fan or critic can deny the impact Kanye has had on music during this millennium, and his influence can be found on almost any artist heard on the radio and otherwise today.
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