Is because I’ve tasted what it means to create and be able to impact, and affect in a positive way.

from Kanye West – Speech at Harvard Graduate School of Design on Rap Genius

Meaning

Kanye has already established an expansive and possibly most influential musical career of the 21st century. Not only is his music lauded for its creativity and musicality and technical quality, his music has touched upon subjects and utilized tools rappers have previously shied away from. The two most obvious examples include “Jesus Walks” and his use of autotune in 808s and Heartbreak.

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