Kanye West Thesis

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Kanye West is an American hip hop recording artist, fashion designer, songwriter, producer and record label executive. West graced upon popular culture in 2004 when he released his first single and video “All Falls Down” from his debut album The College Dropout. Kanye West is among the few hip hop artist Millennials can classify as a “musical genius” and now, as a fashion icon. West has adorned us with his much anticipated and successful Yeezy sneakers through both Nike and Adidas. He has released three “seasons” from his Yeezy clothing line and blessed us with multiple creative and elaborate collaborations through art work, fashion, and limited edition collection pieces. The always controversial West also used his platform to exploit the fashion industry with intent to promote change. Kanye shined a light on racial prejudices, body images, and the unjust pricing and exclusivity of high-end luxury brands. His music is what keeps him relevant, his fashion revolution is and inspiring and impactful, and his sporadic antics and rants keep us entertained as …show more content…
Music is yet another successful venture of Kanye West’s. In 2004 he began his label with his very frist artist being John Legend and Common soon artists such as Big Sean, Pusha T, and Teyana Taylor were amoung his roster. Together, he and GOOD Music began the “Rosewood Movement” in 2010 where he and his group would wear the same sharply tailored black suit. West wanted to raise the level of sophistacation in the hip hop industry. He wanted to influence his followers and peers to dress sharper as oapossed to his previous hip hop techno style. In interviews he explained that the Rosewood Movement was more than a fashion movement it was about good manners, no public profanity, “calling your grandmother” and “taking care of your kids.”Many labels designed tailored black suits following this trend. Dior Homme Black Classic Skinny Suit retailed at $2,200 as the most perferable suit to take on this

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