Kanye West IS the best artist of our generation.
Does he have reason to call himself the greatest of our generation?
Short answer: yes.
What has Kanye done as an artist?
Made a classic
Made another classic
Made a good album
Made an experimental and revolutionary album that paved the way for artists like Drake
Made a masterpiece rated as the second best hiphop album over at metacritic
Teamed up with his friends to make 2 good albums
Made an experimental and revolutionary album that will pave the way for new artists
Revived Jay-Z's career
Produced some of the best beats ever
Designed shoes for LV
Deisgned shoes for Nike
Designed shoes for Bape
Designed shoes for Adidas
Made 2 artistic short films
Started a big record label
Signed artists and made them internationally famous, generating huge amounts of billboard chart positions and money.
Shall I continue?
When it comes down to it, Kanye IS the greatest artist of our generation. He should be able to say that as well, a great artist is someone with a strong personality. Kanye is himself, he is honest and he does whatever he feels is the right thing not giving two shits about how other people feel about it.
he was good but not the greatest of our generation.
sure he made classics, so did the beatles.
he did not make an experimental and revolutionary album, he was pretty late on the experimental hip hop train.
he is not a god like you see him as, he is getting pretty mediocre these days
this is from reddit isn't it.. this is almost as good as the tame impala pasta
But you did end up replying one way or another so go an hero