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What turns a "rapper" into an "artist"?



It's widely acknowledged that Kanye West has moved beyond the "rapper" label and has become known as an "artist".

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So let's study Kanye. Did he earn this label when he started singing in '08? Is it because of his hand in the production of his beats?

I'm not entirely sure. There is one thing I am sure of, however: KTT is opinionated. And so, I've decided to use the opinions of KTT members to arrive at an answer.

Here are four names:

Drake
Kendrick Lamar
J. Cole
Travi$ Scott

Which is a rapper, and which is an artist? And why?
 

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It's pretty much can you only rap and drop really good verses you're a rapper

If you can do literally anything else you're probably a self proclaimed artist
 

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Same difference everyone wants to be an Artist now ..... same way all these hip hop heads know about fashion
 

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By the way, this is how I would categorize them:

Drake -- ARTIST

Kendrick Lamar -- RAPPER

J. Cole -- RAPPER

Travi$ Scott -- ARTIST
 

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pthorough said:
Artists innovate and change the game
Rappers are bound by and can only play the game.
You seem like an intelligent man. Care to offer your opinion on the names provided?
 
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