A popular African-American Rap/Soul/R&B/Hip-Hop musician whose radical, largely short-sighted and unfounded racial/political views are the object of much controversy.

In attempt(s) to 'cover' for his lack of musical originality, Kanye West will often invite other more talented musicians/artists to perform and/or record on his records.

It is also believed by some that Kanye West is purposely controversial and overly head-strong to the point of being unfounded in his political/racial views, largely because his lack of outstanding creativity in the area of music has left much to be desired in generating publicity toward his art.

All consensus aside, Kanye West remains well-known in pop-culture, possibly due to his increasingly outspoken 'chip-on-his-shoulder' form of communicating social ideas which has generated a notable amount of media exposure.

It remains to be seen exactly what mark Kanye West will have left on society when he will eventually reach the close of his career, as it is believed by many that Kanye West appears to be at a loss as to whether he desires to be a musical artist or a didactic revolutionary.

His music can usually be found beside other artists who have established a much richer reputation of actual talent whom he has invited to become co-artists on his projects.

"Kanye West is so fly!"

"After Kanye West's heated words about George W. Bush's apparent hatred of ethnic peoples on the Hurricane Katrina special, Co-Host Mike Meyers was left at a loss at how to react to the awkwardness and sheer impropriety evoked by West."
by jackbenimble1 April 16, 2009
One of the greatest rappers out there, but also one of the greatest assholes.
Hip hop fan 1: (While listening to Dr. Dre's "The Chronic") Dude The Chronic is such a good album.

Kanye West: (Turns down volume) Excuse me boy, I'll let you finish listening to this but my album The College Dropout is the best hip hop album ever made.

Hip hop fan 2: You put out great albums Kanye, but you're such an asshole.
by Schnitterbit February 05, 2011
A stuck-up, rich rapper who believes he should be in The Bible. Although his music is decent, he tries to become someone he's not. He targets racism and troubles in his life that were never there. He has been rich his whole life due to his father.
"Did you hear that new song by Kanye West?"
by IMK March 20, 2007
An arrogant prick who also happens to be one of the best and most creative forces in popular music today. Most of the people who keep blabbing about the Taylor Swift incident have never actually listened to his music. They may have heard "Stronger" or "Gold Digger" on the radio once, but that doesn't really count for much.

All Kanye ever does is be honest. He just completely lacks constraint in what he does, in both his music and his public appearances. He never pretends to be something that he isn't, and as such his music isn't just boyish posturing like that of most rappers, it feels like a journey into his soul. Anyone who's listened all the way through "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" knows that. He's not a perfect guy. He says stupid things on camera. He gets angry, he flips out, he gets depressed. He's a normal human being, just like everyone else. And that's what makes his music so goddamn amazing.
Listen to some of his music, like "Roses", "Family Business" or "Street Lights". If you think those Kanye West songs are bad, you probably don't have a soul, just saying.
by zer0t October 28, 2011
Kanye West is an Emo-Rapper. Just like emo bands all he does is whine about crap and makes millions.
Kanye West "Its because New Orleans is black...........blah blah"
by Gangster-o-Love September 14, 2005
a beat-robbing, sell-out commercialized rapper. also a walking advertisement for MTV and it's brainwashed consumers.

a beat he robbed from a underground rap group that has now broken up independently but are all under the same label (Rhymesayers) 'The Dynospectrum' which consisted of Slug(atmosphere), I Self Divine, Musab, Gene Poole and other great underground real true artists that help keep hip hop alive.
download:
The Dynospectrum - "Anything is Everything" (produced in 1998) and also to Kanye West - "Drive slow" (2005). sound's familiar? hmm...well, fuck you kanye.
by Brother's Keeper August 15, 2006
First of all, I hate him as a rapper, producer and person. He is the biggest arrogant twat i have ever known. He thinks he is bigger than... pretty much everything. However although he himself thinks he is amazing (unwarranted), and cannot rap for shit, calling himself the messiah of hip-hop etc, saying that Jesus Walks is the best song ever, this is not the thing i hate most.
What i hate most is that:
1. People agree that he is the messiah of hiphop - he cannot rap for shit. Some would say he is a decent producer and i cannot deny it, although i would not agree, but what i would say is, College Dropout and Late Registration are 2 of the worst albums i possess (d/l and only so that i can hate on them)
2. He thinks it's cool to drop out of college - why is it cool? If he thinks he's hood for dropping out of college, then what planet is he on. I would have much more respect for him if he was educated, and HAD gone to college.
3. His unbelievable arrogance.
4. His popularity; his music is basically pop, and he gets huge acclaim for it. Why? WHY? I really don't understand it. I almost cry when i hear people say that a song such as 'Gold Digger' is good. It's appalling. He IS saying she's a Gold Digger; that's the whole point of the song.
My friend has a theory that any song, with a shit, repetitive beat, and barely any verse with tons of bridge, hook and chorus, can do well, and after initially doubting it, i see no reason to disagree. I could name hundreds, the best example being 'My Humps' Even the verse is ridiculously uninventive; 'I met a girl, down at the disco, she said hey, hey hey hey let's go!'
I bet that took a load of thinking up, then,
'My Humps, My Humps, My Humps, My Humps, My Lovely Lady Lumps...' It's death in the medium of song, and that is essentially what Kanye is doing in most of his songs. Maybe he is unique, but for me unique in a bad way.

I am possibly saying all this just because i hate most popular music, and i hate crossover; if someone is a rap artist, rap, don't do it for the money. There have been artists who have managed to stay good and make tons - Pac, Biggie, Dre (to an extent). So why does Kanye do pop and call himself a messiah. They already have Usher, Britney... They don't need another popstar.
I hate Kanye West. He deserves to die...
by Kanye Hater February 16, 2006
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