While Kanye is still alive and healthy, my spirit told me to shed light on how much of an influence this man has had on my life. During a time in the early 2000’s when you had to be a hardcore gangster rapper to even be taken seriously, Kanye came out of nowhere. I remember his single “Through the Wire” being played on Hot 97 and him introducing himself to NY for the first time and he received so much hate. I was listening from NJ saying to myself that people are stupid and watch this man be huge one day. I compare Kanye to Muhammed Ali and people look at me like im crazy. When Ali was dancing around that ring making people look stupid in a braggadocios way everyone including his own people were saying that he was crazy and “arrogant.” Well now that he is disabled we all want to honor and forget how much hate they sent to that rich legendary boxer. Now we have a rich, already legendary producer/artist Kanye West that gets so much hate, from rumors by blogs and people having the general consensus that “he is just an asshole.” We may not agree to everything a person does or say, but from the artistic standpoint we need to show love to our legends while still alive.I remember driving and hearing Roses one late night in Montclair NJ and crying at a stop sign like a baby. Nothing has ever touched me to my core like that before and bring up so much hidden pain that I was masking. IDK if this message will ever get to Kanye West, my biggest music inspiration but if so I just wanna say thank you. Thank you for keeping the culture alive and NOT GIVING A FUCK about opinions. Thank you KANYE WEST!
I know this goes off beat a lil (i tried lol)