Originally Posted by scrotumphillips
Who cares if he can't freestyle? Nobody really even freestyles anymore, they all write their shit before.
Kanye did get big because of Jay-Z, but he has been thr biggest name in hip-hop, and even just music, for like the past 5 years.
"Beats and raps canned as beans" I'm not even sure what that means, but he's pretty much the best producer out there.
i don't consider what kanye does as hip hop personally, it's more like hip pop.