Kanye West

In the span of a few years, Kanye West went from hip-hop beatmaker to worldwide hitmaker, and he became the most adventurous and successful mainstream rap artist of the new millennium. West changed his sound and style with each new album, and the public followed; with the exception of his number two hit debut The College Dropout, all of his albums debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. He showcased a radical fashion sense that set him apart from most of his peers, and his confidence often came across as boastful or even egotistical, albeit amusingly so. West became a superstar on his own terms, and his singularity is part of his appeal. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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