How do you define a real artist? Is being a good singer, actor or dancer enough? Talent is either innate or enhanced through constant practice, and it is one of the requirements to become a certified artist. However, the ability to touch other people's lives, influence them through your acts, and be able to change in the society is something worthy of praise, recognition, and of course admiration from millions of people. One great example of this kind of artist is Kanye West, who has contributed to the world of hip hop. He is a kind of artist that pursues whatever he thinks is best for the art and music industry. Through his unique sound and style of music, he is considered one of the most admired, popular, and influential people in the industry. Kanye West is known for being full of contradictions. He is materialistic but religious, arrogant or big headed but self-deprecating. And he is remarkably rude but also sensitive. Despite some of his negative aspects or attributes as a person, people still see him as a person with a good side, which even makes him more worthy of admiration. Instead of sublimating those conflicts, he shows them off through his music! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carrie Mcleod. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061034/bk_acx0_061034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kanye West has become one of the most controversial artists of the 21st century. His antics often result in the questioning of his sanity and have many people wondering whether he is a master of publicity who simply knows how to keep his name in the news or if he really needs professional help. Despite that, if we study the man himself and remove emotional reactions from what he says or does, there are many things we can learn from Donda West's son. Furthermore, if we take a deeper look into Kanye and his antics, we will see a bigger message as it relates to mental health and money. Making Sense of Kanye is an audiobook designed to teach you how to obtain financial freedom, peace, love, and happiness and how to avoid (or cope with) the societal pressures. Using Kanye West's misunderstood wisdom, we explore how many of his thoughts coincide with spiritual law and how we can use these laws to live a well-balanced life regardless of economic status. There is no doubt Mr. West is a musical genius who can sometimes say the wrong things at the wrong time, but can we open our minds and allow him to teach us some important aspects of life? This audiobook will show you how! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ash Cash. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128006/bk_acx0_128006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After Vanilla Ice, but before Eminem, there was "Hot Karl", the Jewish kid from the LA suburbs who became a rap battling legend - and then almost became a star. When 12-year-old Jensen Karp got his first taste of rapping for crowds at his friend's bar mitzvah in 1991, little did he know that he was taking his first step on a crazy journey - one that would end with a failed million-dollar recording and publishing deal with Interscope Records when he was only 19. Now, in Kanye West Owes Me $300, Karp finally tells the true story of his wild ride as "Hot Karl", the most famous white rapper you've never heard of. On his way to (almost) celebrity, Jensen shares his childhood run-ins with rock-listening Southern California classmates who tell him that "rap is for black people" and then recounts his record-breaking rap battling streak on popular radio contest The Roll Call - a run that caught the eye of a music industry hungry for new rap voices in the early '00s. He also introduces his rap partner, Rickye, who constitutes the second half of their group, XTra Large; his supportive mom, who performs with him onstage; and the soon-to-be-household-name artists he records with, including Kanye West, Redman, Fabolous, Mya, and will.i.am. Finally he reveals why his album never saw the light of day (two words: Slim Shady), the downward spiral he suffered after, and what he found instead of rap glory. Full of rollicking stories from his close brush with fame, Karp's hilarious memoir is the ultimate fish-out-of-water story about a guy who follows an unlikely passion - trying to crack the rap game - despite what everyone else says. It's 30 Rock for the rap set, 8 Mile for the suburbs, and quite the journey for a white kid from the valley. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jensen Karp, Chris MacDonnell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004609/bk_rand_004609_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.