Say anything about Kanye but don’t deny his talent. Ye produced classics like 03 Bonnie and Clyde, You Don’t Know My Name, I Don’t Fuck With You, Bitch Better Have My Money, and Forever Young. Yeezy has chart-toppers of his own, too (see Gold Digger, Stronger, and Niggas in Paris). In addition to the hits, he got content. In Power, Yeezy highlights social issues with lyrics like: “The system is broken, the school is closed, the prison’s open.” In I Wonder, the old Kanye tells a tale of a dreamer dealing with doubt and anger.
Idk the real Mr. West so I won’t opine on his controversies. My opinion of him as a musician, however, is as follows: Kanye West is one of the all-time greats.