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Old 12-30-2005, 08:53 PM   #1
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Is Kanye West the greatest?

Is Kanye West the greatest artist of all-time?

It seems like he doesn't get enough publicity for someone who is perhaps bigger than Elvis, the Beatles, U2 and Jesus Christ.
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Man, what?
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Old 12-30-2005, 08:58 PM   #3
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He's good, but that's about it.
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Re: Is Kanye West the greatest?

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It seems like he doesn't get enough publicity for someone who is perhaps bigger than Elvis, the Beatles, U2 and Jesus Christ.
If he was bigger then he'd get the publicity.
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hes the greatest current artist at the moment

although jon brion had a whole lot to do with the making of his last album
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Old 12-30-2005, 09:55 PM   #7
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He is good, but I don't think he is revolutionary, or even spectacular

no way is he the greatest, not even close, this shouldn't be a question

if he rattles of 10 more good albums then he can join the ranks
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Nice sarcasm.
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:25 AM   #9
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phhhhhhhfffffttttt................

are you retarded?
ofcourse hes the best
with his toothbrush

i think hes a crest kid
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I like him alot
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while this thread was obviously done in jest...

kanye is revolutionary... a hip hop artist with a real message and mass public appeal and a positive influence to boot.

is he the greatest of all time? of course not... he's had two albums. he's not even the greatest rapper of all time let alone artist. but don't sell him short... in a very short time this man has influenced his genre in a way that only a handfull of arists before him have.
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Re: Is Kanye West the greatest?

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Is Kanye West the greatest artist of all-time?

It seems like he doesn't get enough publicity for someone who is perhaps bigger than Elvis, the Beatles, U2 and Jesus Christ.
If he is bigger than U2, why is he OPENING for U2?
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greatest artist of all time or greatest a--hole of all time?
someone get this guy a muzzle, please.
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Isn't Kanye the guy that thinks too highly of himself? Don't like his attitude too much.
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Isn't Kanye the guy that thinks too highly of himself? Don't like his attitude too much.
Not that I'm supporting Kanye or anything, but I'd just like to point out that most musicians think too highly of themselves.
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this thread's become pathetic
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:06 AM   #20
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kanye is revolutionary... a hip hop artist with a real message and mass public appeal and a positive influence to boot.
The point I was going to make is kinda linked to the above. There are dozens of hip hop acts that project a greater message than Kanye. Plenty that are more politicaly/socially aware and intelligent. Plenty that are positive. Plenty of better lyricists and rappers. But none have any real mass public appeal - not even close. On the flipside, those that do hog the public spotlight generally don't exactly have the positive image, or any real depth to their message or music at all.

Kanye is a fantastic mix that will hopefully act as a gateway to pop hip hop listeners who have been given a steady diet of shit for years. He's the point where a fan of the very commercially popular 50 Cent and a fan of the very intellectually astute Blackalicious can actually meet and agree.

If you think Kanye is hip hop at it's smartest, you are very wrong. If you think Kanye is the only rapper out there projecting a positive image, with some belief behind the lyrics, you are very wrong. Hopefully though he is appealing to those who thought those things didn't actually exist, simply because they'd never been exposed to it, and from there they'll dig deeper for more. If he can achieve anything it could be a move away from the gangsta shit that has dominated commercial hip hop for years now, and there are plenty of ridiculously talented, positive, intelligent hip hop acts out there creating great music, better than Kanyes, who haven't got the commercial clout to break through, but should and maybe could.
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