Now i guess the title says it all. As i switch on my laptop to write on this man Kanye West, whom i have never met or even seen from a distance,but yet relate to so much and take as a mentor. First thought that came into my mind is , hey you about to hero worship a guy who is just a man like you, but i remember a verse in the new testament with peter telling the christians to be able to defend their faith in Jesus. So i guess i am just trying to write about why take Kanye West as a mentor. A saying goes, if you able to fully emulate your mentor, try to think like him, and i don't mean just the glory part but the time before the glory , you stand a great chance of being like him or better. I want to wake up someday in the nearest future jump on my private jet and just go visit Kanye West like he is one of my buddies, and after that happens, heaven i am ready.LOL.
In understanding Kanye we first have to look into his background, his growing up environment (a man is a product of his environment).
Kanye Omari West was born on june 8, 1977, he was born into a middle class family, parents divorced when he was only 3yrs old and his mum moved to chicago. Dr Donda West was a professor of english at Clark Atlanta University, and later chair of the english department at Chicago State University. Kanye was a good students , he always said he got A's and B's , well being born to a lecturer mum of cause she is gonna install the discipline of learning in him. West attended art classes at the American Academy of Arts ( this shows his interest in the arts at an early age) and later enrolled in the Chicago State University, but later dropped out to focus on his music career.
He spent his first years in music as a producer, producing hit singles for people like Jay-z, common, Mobb Deep,Talib Kweli, Alicia Keys etc. After great success as a producer he now wanted to pursue his career further as a rapper and a solo artist, but no one believed he was a good rapper and spent a lot of time trying to get a record deal. We must note that West wasn't necessarily from the streets, he didn't sell drugs or do them, his mum was a Professor, but rap at that time was all about street creed, but Kanye wasn't that. He was a guys rapping about life and his word play was excellent but rap wasn't ready for West at that time. He didn't give up, he kept pushing to get a record deal and anytime he went to get his producer cheques he always tried to drop off a rap cd of his. To cut a long story short he finally got signed by Roc-A-Fella. We must note that in all this period Kanye had a close call with death in an auto crash that almost claimed his life and i believed became one of the major turning point of his life, because after u come that close to dying, you tend to loose fear for little things.
Now why you might be asking yourself why is Kanye West so awesome and why this article beau very thing written here can be gotten of Wikipedia, so its not necessarily news. My point is Kanye has been a fighter all his life and has always believed in his own instincts, for christ sake this instincts has been tried a thousand and one times, its like asking how much times Buffet instincts has been tried with stocks and wall street. This is a man who went into a music category meant solely for only people with street creed, baggy jeans and timberlands and brought fashion into the whole game. He raps about arts, clothes, shoes, choice cars and places, damn he raps about his own life. A rapper or even poet inspiration should be what he/she sees around him, you can't write about things you don't know.
In my view two songs summarises Kanye West, 1) You Cant tell me nothing and 2)Power. You can't tell me noting came when Kanye west was just getting famous, just beginning to gain momentum in being a rapper and the verse i love most in which he says what he was feeling is "…… wait till i get my money……..Then you can't tell me noting, right……You can't tell me noting". Fast forward a few years later, now his money is right, he releases POWER..where he realises the power he welds. Kanye is the only man whose Twits makes it to the news every time. He follows you and the whole world does, Kanye west is to adults what Justin Bieber is to little girls. Every album he has dropped have gone triple platnuim. You just need to go on Wikipedia and read all his achievements.
Here is my opinion about THiS MAN KANYE WEST, its kind of unfair to see all he has achieved the given number of years and expect him to be humble. Its kind of hard to drive a maclaren benz with the roof down and be humble. I had a friend who says kanye west walks around looking like a million box, but after some due discussion i made him understand , he actually could be wearing a million box, from hublot watches, Hermes Sneakers and plain white Tshirts worth 700Usd.
Ok so he took a mike off tailor swift, that kind of made her more popular. I believe Kanye says the things we all want to say but can't really say because of courtesy, from calling Bush racist, at that time were all thinking it. Kanye brings to mind a line from the Movie scarface, were Pacino told the crowd in a restaurant -
Tony Montana: What you lookin' at? You all a bunch of fuckin' assholes. You know why? You don't have the guts to be what you wanna be? You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your fuckin' fingers and say, "That's the bad guy." So... what that make you? Good? You're not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie. So say good night to the bad guy! Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you. Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There's a bad guy comin' through! Better get outta his way!.
So in a fairness lets allow Kanye be kanye. Ok so he is sleeping with Kim, i think the media made him do that by carrying out a survey that said him and kim would be the most hated couples, really? thats like pouring fuel in his fire, of cos he would date her just to spite you guys(MEDIA). And the dude has a thing for butts, listen to most of his raps, he doesnt hide it. ( and her booty was made for my balls). I am not much of a writer, so forgive all the grammatical errors.
In summary i encourage everyone to follow your dreams and follow your heart, because peoples opinions change like the weather. (First they love you, then they hate you, then they love u again).