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Kanye West: Lyrical God

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Transcript of Kanye West: Lyrical God

Graduation
After a year of touring with U2 Kanye wanted to create more anthem like rap songs so to accomplish this he added more synthesizers in his production.
808's and Heartbreak
After Kanye's mother Donda west's death in 2007 followed by the break up with his long time fiancee Alexis Phifer Kanye fell into a deep emotional reprieve escaping to Hawaii to record his fourth studio album

Humble Beginnings
West started his music career as a producer for local artists, eventually he developed his own style of production which mainly involved speeding up vocal samples from classic soul records
The College Dropout
Kanye recorded the album in fifteen minute increments and it was leaked months before its release but this gave Kanye the opportunity to revise the album and add new verses, string arrangements, and drum programming the album released in February 2004
Origins
Kanye Omari West was born on June 8th, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. He moved to chicago when he was three years old. Kanye always had an affinity for the Arts he received his first sampler at the age of 15
The life of Kanye

Tough Journey
Although West gained more attention as a producer he longed to be a rapper but due to his background in production it was hard for people to view as such thus Ye struggled to get a record deal.
Late Registration
Due to the success of his previous album sampling techniques have been copied and overused urging west to find a new sound
My Twisted Dark Fantasy and Yeezus
KANYE WEST:
At age 20 Kanye Decided to Dropout of College and pursue his musical career
West caught his big break in 2000 when he started producing for artists on Roc-a-fella records. He is often credited for revitalizing Jay-Z's career due to his contributions to the rap mogul's 2001 album
The Blueprint
this gardened substantial interest around the young producer.
He was eventually reluctantly signed to Roc-A-Fella records although reluctantly by Damon Dash.
On October 23, 2002 Kanye was involved in a near fatal car crash which caused him to shatter his jaw requiring reconstructive surgery and wiring his jaw shut. This was a blessing designed as a curse because two weeks later he would record his breakthrough hit
Through the Wire
Film score composer Jon Brion acted as co- executive producer on the album
Hit Singles include
"Diamonds from Sierra Leone"
"Gold Digger"
"Touch the Sky"
"Drive Slow"
The release of graduation pitted him in a sales competition against rapper 50 cent's album "curtis" in which kanye outsold 50 by a large margin
Ice Breaker
Guess that Kanye Sample

The fourth album was very melancholic in sound using the titular 808 drum program to evoke deep feelings of sadness and the uses of autotune in vocals to venture away from the traditional way of beat production.

Considered ahead of its time 808's and heartbreak influenced many artist's musical style like Kid Cudi B.o.B, Chilidish Gambino, Frank ocean and Drake
The albums's theme deals primarily with excess and celebrity, and also touch on decadence, grandiosity, escapism,sex,wealth,romance, self-aggrandizement, and self-doubt
Determined to undermine the commercial mainstream he incorporated Chicago drill, dancehall and acid house in Yeezus' musical architecture
Controversy
The Life of Pablo
Opinions? What y'all think Lyrical God or Hipster Fraud
Watch the throne was one of the few albums of the internet era to avoid a leak
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