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Why Kanye West is a Better Artist than Taylor Swift

Kanye West’s Graduation Album, Mahirah Islam
Mahirah I.
Kanye West’s Graduation Album, Mahirah Islam

Kanye West and Taylor Swift, both rising stars and influential artists, who have been in a feud for years. Since Kanye interrupted Taylor when she was receiving recognition at the VMA’s, Swifties and Kanye fans have been at each other. Who the innocent one is may be a different matter, but I believe it can be said that Kanye West is the better artist. 

 

Kanye has managed to be more successful for a longer period. He has more influence overall on people. Even after so much, he managed to hold on to his position as a hip-hop icon. 

 

Kanye also appeals to a variety of emotions and writes songs about many topics, while all of Taylor’s songs are either about love, breakups, or a relationship. He’s just a more real artist to turn to when you’re down. 

 

Lastly, Kanye has a more diverse audience, having fans of all sorts of backgrounds, while the majority of Swifties are white and female. 

Both artists have gone far in their careers, but I will always believe that Kanye can’t ever be beaten. 

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Mahirah is an eighth grader at Wellington Landings Middle School and this is her first year in journalism. She enjoys listening to Playboi Carti, Yeat, Kendrick Lamar, Ken Carson, Kevin Gates, and Rema, reading fantasy novels and going to the beach.

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    Ethan BFeb 22, 2024 at 12:37 pm

    I agree with you 100% Kanye has always made better music than Taylor Swift. If a Taylor song came on the radio I would switch the station while if a Kanye song was on I would listen to it with a smile on my face.

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    Andrew PetlevFeb 8, 2024 at 9:25 am

    Taylor Swift is more influential, it’s just true. And just because Kanye West was making music a few years before Taylor doesn’t mean he’s been “successful” for longer. Where do you ever hear Kanye’s music today? His public persona keeps him popular, not because he is actually releasing any decent projects. Completely disagree with this article (respectfully).

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      Mahirah IslamFeb 13, 2024 at 12:36 pm

      I disagree but I see where you’re coming from, she’s gone up a lot in a very short amount of time, and she even has about 280 million listeners, while Kanye West has 51 million. I just believe he’s written better songs, and gotten to my feelings better. You also can’t deny that most Taylor Swift fans are mostly from the same background, so I just think Kanye appeals to different kinds of people more. I totally get what you mean though and they’re both influential, but I respectfully disagree

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    jackoFeb 6, 2024 at 1:02 pm

    kanye west is the best artist of all time. he made i wonder, stronger, flashing lights, runaway, the life of pablo. he made graduation, the BEST album of all time. kanye is honestly the best artist ever. im wearing a college dropout kanye hoodie right now. he also has the most real lyrics ever. ¨idk what it is with females but im not too good at that s¨. real. also mahirah please give me a locker room pass.

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      Mahirah IslamFeb 13, 2024 at 12:30 pm

      um jacko this is a school paper

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    JazzmineFeb 3, 2024 at 6:57 pm

    He made gospel bangers

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    Juan AndradeFeb 2, 2024 at 10:47 am

    he made graduation

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    joeJan 29, 2024 at 1:06 pm

    shes running football

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    EmilyJan 29, 2024 at 12:57 pm

    kanye better mahiriah

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      Mahirah IslamFeb 13, 2024 at 12:36 pm

      real

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    Eric AlvarezJan 29, 2024 at 11:36 am

    Kanye is cool

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      Mahirah IslamFeb 13, 2024 at 12:37 pm

      real

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    rajon lawrenceJan 29, 2024 at 11:35 am

    this is the truest thing ive ever ever ever ever seen in my 13 almost 14 years of living

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    Bennett BallewJan 24, 2024 at 2:17 pm

    I couldn’t agree more. Kanye has held popularity for a longer time and appeals to more audiences.

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