The genius of hip-hop star Kanye West.

The genius of hip-hop star Kanye West.

The genius of hip-hop star Kanye West.

Previously published Slate articles made new.
Dec. 7 2004 6:32 PM

West World

The genius of hip-hop star Kanye West.

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Rapper-producer Kanye West bagged 10 Grammy nominations today—the most of any artist—including nods for Best Album, Best Song, and Best New Artist. In February, Sasha Frere-Jones wrote that the "comedian, social critic, hedonist, and Christian" was the one man who could save hip-hop from eternal corniness.