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6. Kanye West

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[pullquote quote="He's one of a handful of people who's doing really creative things with music right now. Also he's based in songwriting, and I gravitate towards songwriters."]“He’s one of a handful of people who’s doing really creative things with music right now. Also he’s based in songwriting, and I gravitate towards songwriters. He knows how to set a tone and a vibe, but he’s on the frontier of hip-hop as far as pulling so many styles from other types of music and putting them in hip-hop.”

“I feel like he’s responsible for the way pop has changed today. The fact that Lady Gaga is as big as she is, and the fact that hip-hop and pop and electronic music and European music are all becoming one thing in The States now. And if you remember, before Kanye did that Daft Punk record, “Stronger”, music wasn’t really like that yet. Hip-hop was like Dirty South, cash, money, hoes. He made hip-hop more intelligent.”–Mark Foster

“Stronger”

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