Music is one artform that touches the human condition like no other. People can remember the feel and vibrations of the time when playing music of a certain time period. It is partly why on Worldwide Entertainment TV we devote Saturday as #OldSchoolSaturday as we tribute the legends who gave the world memories for a lifetime.
It’s been 10 years since Kanye West dropped “808s and Heartbreaks” and showed his versatility of pushing the musical envelope.
The Genius looks back at the album that was inspired by the death of his mother, Donda West, as well as
the end of his engagement to Alexis Phifer, the album threw fans and
critics for a loop with its radical departure from the sounds that made
After Kanye released the album in November, 2008, an almost immediate
shockwave was felt in the next six months, with the similarly-emo
stylings of Kid Cudi and Drake taking over the rap blogosphere.
Does Venom feel it’s a better album than College Dropout, Late Registration, and Graduation? Not at all. It sure isn’t My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, but it is an album that inspired hip hop to go into another direction that is now pretty much running the industry under the likes of Drake. Maybe this is where all the bromance tension with ‘Ye and Drizzy stems from. Who knows?
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What can we expect on Yandhi which is Kanye’s next musical project? Again who knows? That may be the fun of it all as we you just can never tell which Kanye will show up. In the meantime, Kanye West has left a body of work to listen to before he drops the next project.