Masked man saves hip-hop
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brilliance of the very best of Kanye. What ’Ye has to say doesn’t measure up to the musical innovations that sprang from his collabos with Daft Punk, RZA, No I.D. and the other producers here. Still, using his position at the summit of modern-day hip-hop to sonically push the music forward? We couldn’t pray for more.

Miles Marshall Lewis is the Arts & Culture Editor of EBONY.com. He’s also the Harlem-based author of Scars of the Soul Are Why Kids Wear Bandages When They Don’t Have Bruises, There’s a Riot Goin’ On and Irrésistible. Follow MML on Twitter at @furthermucker, and visit his personal blog, Furthermucker.