Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign have been invited on BigBoyTV to talk about their new joint album, Vultures 1.

During the interview, the two artists discuss the meaning of their album and what it represents for them. They started from the realization that there was a void to fill in today’s hip-hop universe and in the music industry in general. They also share about their creative process, the critics that they had to face during their collaboration and other subjects linked to the musical industry. These artists had previously collaborated on songs such as Fade from The Life Of Pablo.

Vidéo Fade :  https://youtu.be/6HPAysN5UGc?si=Xp3G7j-XPs0w5H38

One specific topic caught the attention of the internet users, the declaration of Kanye West about his influence on contemporary music. “I done invented every style of music of the past 20 years. I created the genre. I created The Weeknd genre. Trav… Drake… […] Future and Thug also, because the autotune album.”


This statement triggered more than one person. Some saying that he was pretentious, while others pointed out his undeniable influence on hip-hop. The reaction of the mentioned artists is expected by all. 

A little reminder of what Kanye has achieved during his career : 

  • 19 wins at the BET Hip-Hop Awards 
  • 24 wins at the Grammy awards 
  • 38 wins at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards
  • The reputation of being the most influential contemporary artist in the hip-hop industry
  • More than 160 millions records sold 
  • … 

When we think about Kanye West, we also think about lots of iconic moments, songs/albums and quotes of hip-hop culture. His revolutionary albums such as Graduation, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and The Life of Pablo have redefined the norms of the music industry. His songs such as Gold Digger, I Wonder and Runaway, have become literal anthems for a whole generation. But his provocative and memorable statements are what really distinguishes Kanye West. Whether they are about politics, race and culture or about his own genius. Kanye West is way more than a simple artist, he embodies the spirit of a bold creativity and of an artistic rebellion which characterize hip-hop.

Dit alles verklaart het aantal van reacties op het interview. Of we hem nu waarderen of niet, Ye blijft een emblematisch figuur van de muziekindustrie. 

En jij, wat denk jij van Kanye West ?

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