L.A. Reid Compares Kanye West to Prince

The executive producer believes West is hip-hop's king.

Posted: 10/02/2011 10:50 PM EDT
Filed Under L.A. Reid, Kanye West

L.A. Reid sure thinks highly of Kanye West. The executive producer and "X-Factor" judge believes West is such a great entertainer, he deserves to be recognized as a legend, much like Prince.


"Kanye West, for me, is one of the greatest if not the greatest performers, entertainers, musicians of all time," Reid tells "Access Hollywood." "He’s right up there with the greats. People may not recognize it today, but I promise you a few years from today we’re going to look back and say, ‘Oh my God, what an amazing, amazing talent.’ People love Kanye for sure, but he’s great, great. I mean on the level of Prince. But modern day, he’s hip-hop. He’s not the same thing. He doesn’t play guitar, he doesn’t play piano. He’s not that kind of performer, but for hip-hop he is a king."


Do you agree with Reid? Is or will Kanye be as great as Prince?

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