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  • Through The Wire Analysis

    Kanye West’s single “Through the Wire” from “The College Dropout” album, was released in 2003. The importance of the single being released during that specific year was that Kanye was trying to be recognized as a rapper. Many people wouldn 't recognize him as a rapper mainly because he did not have as much credibility as other rappers, such as Jay-Z and Tupac did. In fact, people wanted him to give up on rapping and focus on beating, which was what he was good at. Kanye didn 't give up in what he believed in. Instead he got his credibility by making a music video that included his nearly fatal car accident, his acceptance into the Roc-A-Fella Records, and his tribute to Chaka Khan. During the early 2000’s, Kanye gained most of his credibility by recording “Through the Wire”, while literally having his mouth shut with a wire. “I spit it through the wire man” said Kanye in his single. Kanye had recorded “Through the Wire” with his mouth still being wired shut and while still experiencing pain; this was due to his broken jaw. He had fractured his jaw in three different places because he had been in an almost fatal car accident in Los Angeles, after having a long day at the studio. With Kanye including a…

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  • Music Analysis: Wake Up Mr. West

    Wake Up Mr. West Upon recognition, society decides who makes it in the music industry and who does not. Infamous artists do not simply make to the mainstream scene overnight. Instead, they earn their way up with efforts; breaking records, creating mesmerizing beats, and in this instance developing the “chipmunk soul” sound. While, breaking social barriers and being oppressed by the music industry. The self-conscious, big ego, Grammy award winner, and fashion mogul; Kanye Omari West, became…

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  • Kanye West: A Living Legend?

    tracks for Jay-Z while polishing his demo.” (Bio.com) Which just the fact of Kanye West dropping out college was astounding because Kanye West’s mother Donna West was infact a college professor herself. So college was drilled into Kanye West from early childhood. And so when Kanye west only spent “one year at the art school at Chicago State University” (Bio.com) there was very heavy pressure on him to succeed was at an all time high. And after a few years of rapping at local venues, “West moved…

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  • Kanye West's Bad Reputation

    he was shopping his demo he had two interested partners’ Capital Records and Roc-A-Fella Records which was run by Jay-Z and Damon Dash. He was going to sign a deal with Capital Records but the deal fell apart. Once the deal fell apart he was able to snag a deal Roc-A-Fella Records. When he got sign he was able to record The College…

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  • Kanye West Research Paper

    move to New York in 2001 to do so. Jay-Z actually hired Kanye so he could produce songs for the album “The Blueprint” in 2001. With the work that Kanye put into that album, he sold thousands of albums just in the first week! That’s when Kanye’s career went skyrocketing. As we all know, Kanye has worked with many known and respected stars, which helped him get where he is today. He produced music for Ludacris and Beyoncé. We all can see how many great and successful things Kanye has done…

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  • Analysis Of Kanye West

    When you look at fans of professional wrestling, it can become pretty obvious who their favorite wrestler is, by the clothing, or merchandise, they wear. For fans of Kanye West, there’s a different similarity between pro wrestling fans and themselves. Kanye West fans do not have a definitive name, or way of defining themselves. There is no form for the group for some reason. However, they are still able to celebrate their icon and promote their icon in a positive way amid negative press he is…

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  • Analysis Of Kanye West's 'All Of The Lights'

    Kanye Omari West is a Chicago based rapper. West got his start producing hit singles for Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, and Ludacris. Soon after, he began producing records including Purple Haze by Cam’ron. Kanye West’s unique sound stood up to the popular “gangsta rap” beats. He became known for his “chipmunk soul” sound in which he sampled 70’s and 80’s soul songs and tuned up the pitch. After producing enough albums, he decided to make one of his own. In 2004, West debuted with The College Dropout.…

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  • Dame Dash Biography

    Dame Dash, also known as Damon Dash is a record producer, music executive, and entrepreneur whose net worth is -$2 million. His rise and fall His rise Roc-A-Fella Records Dame co-founded the music label Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay Z. The label became popular and Dame’s net worth at one time was $50 million. He was the CEO in the late 90s and early 2000s. The most popular artists had signed into the label, ranging from Kanye West, Beanie Sigel, Juelz Santana, Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, to DJ Clue. …

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  • 'The Analysis Of Jay-Z's Decoded'

    breaks down the illogicalities. In “Decoded” Jay-Z speaks on poverty, drugs, his miscarriage, his arrest, Roc-a-Fella and more in the memoir/ lyrical breakdown. Jay-Z describes the antiquity behind some of his most notorious lines. Jay-Z is a prodigious American artist and he would be the 1st to tell you so. "Decoded" is a gracefully planned, outspokenly transcribed proposal for cultural validity by a man whose ego is emphasized by a similarly vast inferiority complex. Hate or love him, Jay…

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  • Jay Z: A Charismatic Leader

    Shawn Corey Carter, also better known as Jay Z, is a rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. Jay Z was born on December four, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York, being at the age of forty-five today. I believe Jay Z is a charismatic leader because of everything he went through and achieved for it. Jay Z grew up in a drug-infested area called the Marcy Projects, where he ended up associating his life with gun-violence and drugs. Jay Z's father, Adnes Reeves, left the family when Jay Z was at the age…

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