Following the tragic and sudden death of his mother, and the very public breakup with Amber Rose, Kanye’s world shifted from one of celebtration to one of emotional turmoil. Insert 808s & Heartbreak. Completely tipping the genre on its ear, West staryed from the norm delivering a passionate, Auto-Tune heavy compiltion of passionate ballads about lost love and the pitfalls of stardom. At first, it seemed that West was crazy, but after one solid listen, fans were sure of one thing msuic was about to change. 10 years from now (maybe even sooner) we will be looking at 808s as one of the most influential “hip-hop” albums of all time, as this new introspective, intimate, minimalistic type of music inspired the ever popular sounds of Drake, Kid Cudi, B.O.B., Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, and so many more.
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