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Top 5 Smartest Songwriters

Any songwriter will tell you that inspiration to write a song is unpredictable and uncontrollable. How do they find the right words to explain the inexplicable? Either way, it is as interesting as writing a music essay. Songs spring out of interesting mistakes, accidents, emotional turmoil, and private pain. Songwriting

The Tenth Anniversary: Kanye West – “The College Dropout”

By K.B. Tindal Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Select artists are hailed for their debut album and Kanye West's 2004 debut is considered by most as a classic. The College Dropout was released exactly ten years ago today on Roc-A-Fella Records. At the time of the release, Kanye West already had the "Through

Kanye West’s Adidas deal is reportedly worth $10 million

By Fio Borrelli Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Very focused and goal-oriented, Kanye West has hopes of becoming hip hop's first billionaire. His business skills are often overlooked, as most only focus on Kanye West's music and his G.O.O.D. Music label. But, Kanye West has a lot going on that may surprise

Has Kanye West been on a Lyrical Decline?

By Hardcore Critic Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer When he first entered the game, as a rapper, Kanye West was a breath of fresh air. At a time when the hip hop landscape was dominated by hardcore and "gangsta" rap. Kanye West restored the conscience to hip hop, with his back-to-back hits,

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