>Needs 10 musicians to be in the room with him before he makes a simple beat
>Mediocre flow and bad breath control
So we all agree that Kanye is the most overrated rapper of all time?
>albums have good music on them
>from multiple people
>Kanye is in the forefront as the genius even though his input is questionable besides rapping at this point in his career
I don't give a fuck
Awful opinion to have
SSLP, MMLP and TES are all solid and classic rap albums. He has one of the most versatile flows in hip-hop and is one of the most technical rappers of all time in terms of lyricism.
He's pretty average in comparison to other hip hop artists, yet gets hailed as the greatest rapper of all time by people who aren't even into hip hop.
I'd say he's the definition of overrated.
While I kind of agree with >>53153873 (and I know this post is sarcastic), this is interesting I think. I do think that musicians shouldn't have to rely on too many other people to produce their stuff though. Of course with a band you'll have multiple people, but solo artists (people who are called their own name, though that's not true of all solo artists) should have more creative control. I don't think things like session musicians are a bad thing but if Kanye really does have ghostwriters then I think that that is an issue.
I don't understand why it's "rockist" to expect a musician to have a good deal of control over what is being credited under their own name. I don't think a solo artist should be required to do every single thing themselves (like the Kubrick example, there are other people in the credits) but the writing and a good deal of the actual making of the music should be held to the person whose name the music is credited under.