As the world turns, previously held records get broken, the definition of greatness becomes greater, and old legends pave a way for new legends. While self-proclaimed as the most influential artist of this generation, one cannot deny the greatness that is Kanye West. To compare him to Michael Jackson is still to be determined and while he may not ever measure up in most people’s eyes, in a good percentage of eyes he has already. The time is different, artists are different, music is different.
To be as impactful as Michael Jackson, he still has a ways to go. But he’s gotten far. With his feature on Schoolboy Q’s, “That Part,” West scored his 40th top 40 song, surpassing Michael Jackson’s record at 39.
Hear the song and catch the video below: