Home EDITORIAL A Brief History on Kanye West’s Contributions to R&B

A Brief History on Kanye West’s Contributions to R&B

SHARE

Rap is having a month, and its unlike anything we’ve seen in over a decade. Shit, look at the charts right now: Jay Rock, new Hov and Bey, Black Thought dropped a lyrical feast, and of course G.O.O.D Fridays reloaded is currently in effect. So far we’ve seen releases from Pusha T, Kanye with his eighth solo effort, Ye & Cudi, and most recently, Nas. But the project that I’m expecting to round out this slew of releases in a major way, is Teyana Taylor’s upcoming album.

Teyana’s last labum VII was severely slept on by the masses. She’s always had the talent, the look and the potential, but this next album which releases tonight, (June 22), not only concludes Kanye West’s 5-week run of album roll outs, it gives Teyana another opportunity to step into the spotlight for the time she deserves. Ahead of the album’s release, we reflect on Ye’s other contributions to R&B—some are well-known and impactful, while others were slept on, but R&B Ye has served his purpose on a number of occasions. Its time for a reminder.

Find the next pages below.