Bumping this because I find this to be a rather interesting topic. I feel that most people base their music opinions off those of others, and in turn "join the crowd," if you will. I personally am a fan of Kanye's. I honestly could give a **** less about his personal business; he's paved the way for the modern day hip-hop artists we all praise now. Everyone in hip-hop recognizes his talent, and it's deserved. Other than Yeezus (good album imo, just a Death Grips rip-off), all of his albums have been very progressive in whichever genre he dives into. 808s & Heartbreak and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy are still two of the best albums I've ever heard.