Ye Explains How He Invented 'Every Style of Music of The Past 20 Years' Including Drake, The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Future, and Young Thug

Kanye West Makes Bold Assertion, Claims He Created All Popular Music From the Last 20 Years and Influenced Travis Scott, The Weeknd, Drake, Future, and Young Thug.

Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign's Exclusive Interview: Music Influence and Success Revealed
In an exclusive interview with Big Boy on March 15, Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign opened up about their musical journeys and the impact they've had on the industry. During the 80-minute conversation, West boldly claimed his role in shaping the sound of the past two decades, particularly highlighting his influence on artists like The Weeknd, Drake, Future, Travis Scott, and Young Thug.

According to West, he has "invented every style of music of the past 20 years," citing his pioneering work on the 2008 album "808s & Heartbreak" as a prime example. Tracks such as "Love Lockdown" and "Heartless" showcased West's experimentation with Auto-Tune, a technique that later became a staple in the music of artists like Future and Young Thug.

I done invented every style of music of the past 20 years. I created this genre. I created [The] Weeknd genre, [Travis Scott], Drake… I’ma go ahead and say it — with all love — Future and [Young Thug] also ‘cause of the Auto-Tune album. They added what it was to it.

- Kanye West

Beyond his contributions to music, West's influence extends to fashion and culture, with collaborations and inspirations spanning across the hip-hop landscape. The Weeknd, who co-wrote the track "Tell Your Friends" with West, has publicly acknowledged him as a major source of inspiration in his own career. 

Ye Says He Invented ‘Every Style of Music of the Past 20 Years’

The success of their latest project, Vultures 1, has only solidified West and Ty Dolla Sign's position in the music industry. Debuting atop the Billboard 200 and producing the Hot 100 No. 1 hit "Carnival," the duo sees this achievement as a defiant statement in the face of critics. For West, it's a "f*ck you" moment, showcasing their ability to thrive despite the odds.

Continuing their artistic journey, West and Ty Dolla Sign recently brought their performance art stagings to Rolling Loud California, captivating audiences with their unique vision. Looking ahead, the duo plans to release the second volume in their planned Vultures trilogy, hinting at a potential departure from traditional streaming strategies.

Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign remain influential figures in the hip-hop community with their unwavering creativity and boundary-pushing approach to music. Their latest interview offers a glimpse into their artistic process and the impact they continue to have on the ever-evolving landscape of rap and hip-hop.

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