Who is Kanye West? Some may know him for his music while others know him for his clothing brand Yeezy. No matter what you know him as he is one of the most influential music stars in the industry. What exactly makes this possible, is a question we may all have. As an artist of the twenty-first century, he has produced many albums. His most recent being “Life of Pablo” released in 2016 to my personal favorite “The College Dropout” released in 2004. Capturing the attention of young adults worldwide, he has accomplished to gain fame and become a musical icon.
Without a doubt, Kanye is famous for both his creative music and public image. Married to reality tv star Kim Kardashian, his fame which was already in the mix of society, boomed even more. I wouldn’t consider his popularity to have come from marrying the Keeping up with the Kardashians reality star. Although I do believe it has opened new media outlets for him. Using social media outlets like Twitter, he has been able to connect to fans providing upcoming music and apparel launches.As an icon, Kanye’s countless interviews and performances have placed him on a pedal stool for people to see. He believes in himself so much that people become believers.
As one of the top music artist in the game, it has occurred to me that people will do just about anything to get a hold of Kanye merchandise (Yeezy Boost, Yeezy clothing, Albums). When critiques look at “Yeezy Clothing” their input on the clothes may be overrated and priced too high for clothing that may not look appealing to some. The negative effect it has on the youth is the pricing. Although it may not seem negative, the popularity of his music and clothing can break the bank to anyone interested with his affiliations.
As a person of society, he has managed to accomplish many things at a fairly young age. There is no doubt in my mind that people will continue to follow him on his journey. If Kanye can see the light at the end of the tunnel, others will join him.