808s & Heartbreak

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  • Kanye West's Coldest Story

    influence and relevance became the most tangible after West’s fourth studio album, 808’s & Heartbreak, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and sold 450,145 copies in its first week. In the years since its release, 808s & Heartbreak has been cited as a prominent influence on subsequent hip hop, pop, and R&B music, as a new wave of rappers, singers, and producers came to adopt aspects of its style and thematic content. In 2014, Rolling Stone named it one of the 40 most groundbreaking albums of all time. Kanye West’s redefinition of popular music with the release of 808’s & Heartbreak reflected the musical and creative movements of the youth. This album cemented his place as an icon, and West continues to accurately communicate the values of youth…

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  • Life Of Pablo Analysis

    The Life of Pablo, which was originally supposed to be called So Help Me God and Swish and many other trial and errors that did not make the cut. The Life of Pablo is Kanye West’s 7th studio album, which was first released only through streaming. Although the album is Kanye Wests’, he had plenty of help with engineering and creating lyrics for the album with others and even Grammy nominee musicians. Some of the musicians who were featured on the gospel-rap album were Kid Cudi; Chance the Rapper,…

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  • Heartless Poem Analysis

    background, after the first few seconds a fast paced piano comes in. The rapping starts to pick up its pace and the lyrics get sadder. Kanye Wests Heartless has been considered a masterpiece, and in my opinion it has been. Various artists had rarely used the auto-tuned sound, and Kanye brings it back with recent album “The College Dropout” and more in “808’s and Heartbreak”. Kanye wanted the fans to feel and take his words into their soul, and have it lodged into their spirit and energy. The…

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  • Heart Break Analysis

    Kanye West’s Album 808 and Heartbreak was the first time I had any exposure to the feeling of heartbreak. At the age of only 8, I listen to the lyrics and his cries throughout the album made it clear the man was hurt. For many years I’ve always thought that heartbreak was just an abstract concept, but actually experiencing it in my teenage years and reflecting back to my younger self, I’ve learned that there is nothing fake about it. It actually does play a role in your everyday life. The…

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  • Snoop Dogg's Influence On Hip Hop

    Before 2009 Drake was a no name actor-artist that nobody cared about, and that all changed after Kanye’s release of 808s & Heartbreak. “The sensitivity found in 808s opened the lane for Drake’s So Far So Gone.” (Fairfax). Kanye allowed for it to be socially acceptable for a rapper to have a sensitive side and Drake capitalized on this, by drawing on Kanye’s musical genius. “Tracks such as “Brand New” possess similarities to the musical elements on 808s & Heartbreaks, which have become Drake’s…

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  • Kanye West Role Model

    Kanye West is definitely a role model for me. Sure West might seem like an egotistical prick to the general population, but he is much more than that. Kanye West is a creative genius, and has a work ethic unparalleled in the genre he makes music for. He has won 21 grammys and that should somewhat display the work ethic and talent that he has. His lyrics are not the reason he has reached the top level of Hip-Hop. He started off as a producer for Def Jam entertainment, and production would…

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  • Being A Gadfly Analysis

    That alone is the first step to being a gadfly. One must be comfortable with being disliked, shunned, and hated. Kanye West changed Hip Hop in a major way. It’s almost like he gave hardcore dudes the permission to be emotional. For example, with the release of 808s and Heartbreak he sang about heartbreak, death, alienation, etc. Kanye wore his heart on his sleeve and that was very uncommon in the Hip Hop industry. It is interesting how Kanye bridged the gap between conscious rap and popular…

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  • Kanye Omari West Essay

    is clothing, graphic design, or contemporary art, Kanye is in touch with it. While working on his fifth studio LP, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye met with contemporary art extraordinaire, George Condo, in order to compile and develop the album packaging for Ye’s project. One variation of the covers was deemed “controversial”, and this led to Kanye announcing over a live USTREAM broadcast before the album’s release, that the cover was banned from Walmart. However, this isn’t the first…

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  • Kanye West: A Living Legend?

    Living Legend? The first time I heard Kanye West rap was with his album 808’s and Heartbreaks. The first song I remember listening to was ‘Heartless’ by Kanye West. I was just a young boy, about 10 years old or so and I was relatively new to the to the music world and did not know much. I only really knew about the young pop stars that teenagers were all crazy about and the older music that my dad always listened to. But people at first told me not to listen to Kanye West because of his music…

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  • Similarities Between Chief Keef And Famous Dex

    To illustrate, they both grew up on the Southside of Chicago living with their grandmothers, and they both grew up completely broke living in the projects, encouraging them to sell drugs and run from the police. Overall, one of the obvious visual similarities is that they both have long dreadlocks. At the same time, both of these artists like to wear expensive brands, and designer clothes, so they dress similar. They both wear brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Goyard. Another one of these…

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