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Kanye West
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Is Kanye West a musical genius?

Answer

crtdesuiexh
10/27/2019
no he trash
TK421
11/07/2019
No, he's a gay fish.
Kevin Stringer
10/25/2019

The use of the word "genius" is often debated; some feel that the potency of the word's intended meaning has been diluted by over-usage. The history of Western music has included many talents who pushed the boundaries of what audiences thought possible at the time, such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Cage, and many more. These artists might be considered geniuses today for their effect on music's direction as a whole, so to judge a current artist's level of "genius" might be difficult before their discography is complete and the total effect they have on artists to come can be fully appreciated.

In Kanye West's specific case, he's called himself "a God" (even releasing a song in reference to this claim), and has also self-identified as a genius on multiple occasions. His arrogant attitude has definitely led people to question him, but putting that aside, what has Kanye accomplished musically? The gold standard of awards in the music industry is the GRAMMYs, of which he's received the seventh-most in history. As of 2019, Kanye has won 21 GRAMMYs from 69 total nominations.

On a side note, this Community Manager definitely thinks Kanye has the gifts to be considered genius. His understanding of production and the ways that he's explored the possibilities within music production is truly new and innovative. I look forward to new releases of his always, because he continues to push his own boundaries and release music like I've never heard before.

Jada Williams
10/30/2019
Yes he is because all of his songs are a top HIT!!!
yes he could be considered that
cliffordbphilli
10/30/2019
No
Bre Rose
10/30/2019
Without being bias ones musical abililtes has to accessed from a musical theory standpoint aka No he's not. He dosen't fit into the category of being alongside the greats.
Matt V
10/30/2019
It depends all on preference do you like retardation or not is the question you should be asking.
Mary Nelson
10/28/2019
no
Skye M
10/27/2019
This is a matter of opinion
Yes he is
Ethan Thompson
10/29/2019
no lol
Yes
katelynn1
10/26/2019
yep
i say no because what if she is just really good at music