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    I can see an argument being made for him being the most influential of the last decade, but I feel like Kanye has to be the most influential of the century so far. Multiple classic albums, and a significant contribution to two stylistic shifts in hip hop puts him up there for me

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      I’m not a huge Kanye fan but I can’t disagree with that. I would argue however that Lil Wayne is more influential in terms of the amount of current rappers that have been influenced by him directly, while Kanye is more influential in the broader sense affecting the entire genre.