Letters: Sep. 19, 2005

Rap Superstar Kanye West

Our profile of Kanye West brought kudos for his sampling of soulful artists as he spins the hip-hop nation away from gangsta rap. His statement, however, at a Hurricane Katrina fund raiser about President Bush and race--two weeks after he appeared on the cover--got a decidedly more mixed response

Your cover story on hip-hop musician Kanye West [Aug. 29] was a brave and smart choice. You gave insights into who he is and, more important, why we should care. West does everything a true musical artist should do: write, produce and perform. He not only employs the traditional...

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