Kanye West actually changed rap forever.
Before him, all rap was “gangsta rap” but once he started outselling 50 Cent, everything changed and being emotional, motivational, good vibes became the norm and now gangsta rap is merely a subgenre within rap itself.
Vast majority of rappers today wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Kanye West and a lot more from every genre have been influenced by him.
Not to mention every single album of his has been deemed classic, he’s worked with the biggest names in every genre as well as people from decades ago, and of course he has 21 Grammy’s which is no mean feat.
Kanye West is to music as Mohammed Ali was to boxing.