Kanye West Laura La Bella

ISBN: 9781282511910

Published: January 15th 2009

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48 pages


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Kanye West  by  Laura La Bella

Kanye West by Laura La Bella
January 15th 2009 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 48 pages | ISBN: 9781282511910 | 6.69 Mb

In many ways, Kanye West breaks the mold of the hip-hop superstar. Initially a much sought-after producer of other artists albums (Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Mobb Deep, Camron, John Legend), West had great difficulty getting a recordMoreIn many ways, Kanye West breaks the mold of the hip-hop superstar. Initially a much sought-after producer of other artists albums (Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Mobb Deep, Camron, John Legend), West had great difficulty getting a record contract for his own work.

His father was a Black Panther-turned photojournalist and born again Christian counselor, and his mother was a university English professor. West was thought to lack the street cred necessary to be a serious and popular rapper. Yet once given his chance, West electrified the world of hip-hop, releasing two albums in two years, both of which went triple platinum.

His third album won four Grammy Awards in 2008 and sampled songs by artists far outside the hip-hop universe, such as Steely Dan and Laura Nyro. Viewing his role as an educator, West claims to rap about historical subjects in a way that gets his young listeners interested in learning more. Yet he also courts controversy, such as his live, on-air criticism of President Bush during a Hurricane Katrina telethon and his criticism of rap lyrics often homophobic bent.

Outspoken, egotistical, unconventional, inventive, and ingenious, Kanye West is one of the hip-hop worlds most fascinating and unpredictable artists.



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