Once again a great video by the folks over at Vox — their videos are always insightful, clear, well narrated, edited nicely, etc. In this video they talk about Kanye West and usage of the human voice throughout his oeuvre:
Kanye West’s music orbits around the power and flexibility of the human voice.
Take “Wolves” from “The Life of Pablo” for example (track starts at around 1:00):
It’s that voice floating throughout the track – in contrast with that bass — which does all the heavy lifting.
Kanye deconstructed: the human voice as the ultimate instrument →
Note: “808s & Heartbreak” and “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy“ are two of my favourite Kanye West albums. His most recent “The Life of Pablo” also pleases me. I suggest you start with those if you haven’t been listening to his albums yet. I wouldn’t recommend the album “Yeezus” though, it doesn’t really click with me.