Kanye West would probably not be considered as a candidate if one were to discuss the best lyricists or storytellers in hip-hop. However, when naming the best entertainers in the genre, West just may be at the top of the list. Kanye is arguably one of the most creative and innovative rappers to exist. And, in actuality, his lyrics are beginning to catch up.
Mr. West takes chances in his music that not many other emcees would dare touch. He does not stick to any formula. Each album that he has released is completely different from not only the previous one, but from everything being played in the rap world at that time. Deliberately different and constantly re-inventing himself, Kanye always provides listeners with a new sound.