Kanye West will receive an award for “contribution to internet culture”
Kanye West will receive a Special Achievement Award at Webby’s for his “contribution to internet culture”.
Other prolific artists to have received this special achievement award were musicians such as Björk, David Bowie, and Prince.
The Beastie Boys, LCD Soundsystem, Gorillaz, Trent Reznor, Frank Ocean, Grimes, David Byrne, and De La Soul were all also on the nominations list before.
The artists selected for the list makes it a coveted one to be on; and the kind of honour that the rapper/producer most likely feels entirely worthy of given that he is never afraid to toot his own horn.
The award that Kanye West will be receiving is in most part thanks to the release and success of his album ‘The Life Of Pablo’ which is the first to make it to the number one spot on the Billboard charts based primarily on streaming.
The Webby Awards executive director David-Michel Davies had the following to say about the Kanye West nomination…
“Kanye has leveraged the immense influence and addictive elements of streaming media to drive innovation on the Internet.”
FactMag did an extensive and in-depth review of ‘The Life of Pablo’ which is the seventh album by Kanye West. They refer to the release as “an album full of self-awareness…
“…but despite how much of it is predicated on Kanye talking about Kanye, it is also supposed to act as a credo that guides his listener to see themselves the way he sees himself.”
They also refer to the album as a gospel one…
“Before its release, West proclaimed this a gospel album. There are parts that are readily comprehensible as part of that genre: the choir who pad out opener ‘Ultralight Beam’ and the leads sung by Kelly Price, Terius “The-Dream” Nash and gospel icon Kirk Franklin; the four-year old rebuking the devil sampled from Instagram; elemental lifts from Chicago pastor T.L Barrett’s ‘Father I Stretch My Hands’. But Pablo is also a gospel album by less obvious means.”