(NS Spark Notes: If your that lazy just skip the first paragraph)
I'm writing a research paper on Kanye West for a history class on pop culture in the US. Some things I was thinking about mentioning are his rise to stardom (how he came into the industry as a producer, came into the industry because of his skill, which is ironic because now he relies a lot on his personality to sell records), also mention some of his albums, College Dropout is worth a mention, maybe Late Registration, 808s cause it shows a different side of him, and obviously MBDTF cause its kind of like his hallmark achievement. Also obviously going to mention is celebrity status and his public moments. I think the moment when he said "George Bush doesn't care about black people" is definitely something worth mentioning cause it shows a lot about his character (he's trying to help out getting people to donate, he says something controversial, people criticize him for his comment but don't bother praising him for helping out a good cause, also Bush said is was "an all time low of his presidency" which is pretty funny. Also this clearly shows the stereotypes/racial aspect of Kanye's career and people's attitude towards him.
So I just wanted to get a feel for what America (NS) thinks about Kanye West. The thing I'm working on now is figuring out what Kanye's popularity reveals about America and just like the signficance of Kanye West in relation to American pop culture aside from his sheer popularity and record sales.
Thanks for the input!