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Kanye West

Started out as a producer for hip-hop artists including Jermaine Dupri, Jay-Z and Ludacris. After fracturing his jaw in a car crash, he wrote "Through the Wire," which got him a record deal. Walked out of the American Music Awards in 2004 after losing the Best New Artist award to country performer Gretchen Wilson. He later apologized to her for his actions. Took some heat for publicly criticizing President George W. Bush during a 2005 NBC Hurricane Katrina benefit concert. Was widely denounced… Show more

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Feb 29, 2008 - YogiBear
Impressively Clever Lyrics!

The beat to Kanye West's music is always pretty catchy and easy to get into, but if you listen carefully to his lyrics - you'll find that they are ingenious! He refers to the most random, yet clever topics/themes -- a lot of them with interesting sociological references. He's definitely an artist that's honing his craft.

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