Watch the Throne: 10 Artists Influenced By Kanye West

MCs inspired by the Louis Vuitton Don.

The Visionary  - Kanye has been a trailblazer since he entered the game and this year he was awarded the Visionary Award at the 2015 BET Honors. The show, hosted by Wayne Brady, airs on BET on Feb. 23. Meanwhile, check out a few MCs and producers who count Yeezus as an influence. ?? Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)(Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)

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The Visionary  - Kanye has been a trailblazer since he entered the game and this year he was awarded the Visionary Award at the 2015 BET Honors. The show, hosted by Wayne Brady, airs on BET on Feb. 23. Meanwhile, check out a few MCs and producers who count Yeezus as an influence. –– Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)(Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)

Vic Mensa - Vic Mensa credits Kanye with inspiring a new generation of conscious MCs who are raising the bar on hip hop. The Chicago upstart said of the first time he heard College Dropout, "It not only choked the lane on straight gangster rap, but it broadened the range for impactful rap. And that?s a lane that we occupy now.? (Photo: Larry Marano/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

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Vic Mensa - Vic Mensa credits Kanye with inspiring a new generation of conscious MCs who are raising the bar on hip hop. The Chicago upstart said of the first time he heard College Dropout, "It not only choked the lane on straight gangster rap, but it broadened the range for impactful rap. And that’s a lane that we occupy now.” (Photo: Larry Marano/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

Big Sean - Big Sean is one of those rare artists who can say he not only met, but signed with one of his favorite rappers. Recounting the impropmtu audition he had with Kanye at a Detroit radio station, Sean explained, "I tapped him on the shoulder and was like, ?I?m an aspiring MC. I do this show every Friday. Can I rap for you?? He was like, ?No. I gotta go.? I?m like, ?Man, please ? you?re my hero...?? Sixteen seconds turned into a 10 minute showcase and Sean and Ye have been rolling like batman and Robin ever since.(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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Big Sean - Big Sean is one of those rare artists who can say he not only met, but signed with one of his favorite rappers. Recounting the impropmtu audition he had with Kanye at a Detroit radio station, Sean explained, "I tapped him on the shoulder and was like, ‘I’m an aspiring MC. I do this show every Friday. Can I rap for you?’ He was like, ‘No. I gotta go.’ I’m like, ‘Man, please — you’re my hero...’” Sixteen seconds turned into a 10 minute showcase and Sean and Ye have been rolling like batman and Robin ever since.(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Sir Michael Rocks - Sir Michael Rocks has saluted his hometown hero for inspiring him to rhyme. The Cool Kid spitter spoke on Kanye?s brilliant debut The College Dropout and how it inspired a new generation of MCs. ?I felt like I was a part of it. ... It gave me the confidence to be me, to be honest, to, you know, be proud of where I?m from, of what I do. You don?t have to be a certain way, and you don?t have to be super-gangster to rap.?(Photo: Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

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Sir Michael Rocks - Sir Michael Rocks has saluted his hometown hero for inspiring him to rhyme. The Cool Kid spitter spoke on Kanye’s brilliant debut The College Dropout and how it inspired a new generation of MCs. “I felt like I was a part of it. ... It gave me the confidence to be me, to be honest, to, you know, be proud of where I’m from, of what I do. You don’t have to be a certain way, and you don’t have to be super-gangster to rap.”(Photo: Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

Chance The Rapper - Chance The Rapper never had a problem citing Ye as the MC that inspired him to pick up the mic. He told Complex that College Dropout was, ?I?m a part of the generation that really experienced Kanye as more of an icon and a representative of hip hop, [rather] than [as] a newcomer. If you?re in a different generation, I wouldn?t really expect people to understand it, but that?s who I grew up listening to. That was what rap was to me."(Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)

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Chance The Rapper - Chance The Rapper never had a problem citing Ye as the MC that inspired him to pick up the mic. He told Complex that College Dropout was, “I’m a part of the generation that really experienced Kanye as more of an icon and a representative of hip hop, [rather] than [as] a newcomer. If you’re in a different generation, I wouldn’t really expect people to understand it, but that’s who I grew up listening to. That was what rap was to me."(Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)

Cyhi the Prynce, ??@CyhiThePrynce - Tweet: "Please don't think ?@TrinidadJamesGG don't have no real n----s around him you will be sadly mistaken"Trinidad James has been getting a lot of threats since he went on a Twitter rant about Southern rap running New York radio, particularly from rapper Maino. But according to Cyhi, Mr. All Gold Everything doesn't have much to worry about.(Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Cyhi The Prince - Cyhi The Prince is another student from Professor West’s classes. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper stated that Yeezy taught him to be more expressive. Recalling a listening session of his earlier music with Ye, he said, “Ye gets up and screams, ‘Why are you saying this like you just didn’t say this. You’re saying this too nonchalant. I need you to say this like God said it. I need to be intimated. That line right there was incredible and you said it like it was nothing… and it was the greatest thing ever.’” (Photo: John Ricard/BET)

Logic - Logic considers Kanye one of his biggest inspirations and three of Ye?s albums are on his 25 Top Favorite Albums list. ?Graduation," for example, "was a humongous influence for this album [Logic's debut, Under Pressure], and still continues to be an inspiration every day to do my best music for the future. There?s just something about it that makes me want to step my s**t up," he said.(Photo: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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Logic - Logic considers Kanye one of his biggest inspirations and three of Ye’s albums are on his 25 Top Favorite Albums list. “Graduation," for example, "was a humongous influence for this album [Logic's debut, Under Pressure], and still continues to be an inspiration every day to do my best music for the future. There’s just something about it that makes me want to step my s**t up," he said.(Photo: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Young Chop - Ye has also been a mentor to young producers from Chicago and after Young Chop made a few bangers for the street, The Throne boardsman invited him to collaborate on Yeezus. Chop spoke on the experience, ?Like bro really motherf**ing talented. He knows exactly what he wants and that the s**t is just gonna grow off that because the s**t is just genius work.?(Photo: Prince Williams/FilmMagic)

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Young Chop - Ye has also been a mentor to young producers from Chicago and after Young Chop made a few bangers for the street, The Throne boardsman invited him to collaborate on Yeezus. Chop spoke on the experience, “Like bro really motherf**ing talented. He knows exactly what he wants and that the s**t is just gonna grow off that because the s**t is just genius work.”(Photo: Prince Williams/FilmMagic)

L.E.P. Bogus Boys - Kanye has never turned his back on his hometown and stays assisting upcoming Chi-town artists. When he put his stamp on Chief Keef's "I Don't Like," he mentioned the L.E.P. Bogus Boys and according to Moonie that was a huge deal. He told XXL, ?That was big. We knew Kanye since way back, before Roc-a-fella ... so we definitely appreciate Kanye for shouting us out.?(Photo: Infared Music Group)

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L.E.P. Bogus Boys - Kanye has never turned his back on his hometown and stays assisting upcoming Chi-town artists. When he put his stamp on Chief Keef's "I Don't Like," he mentioned the L.E.P. Bogus Boys and according to Moonie that was a huge deal. He told XXL, “That was big. We knew Kanye since way back, before Roc-a-fella ... so we definitely appreciate Kanye for shouting us out.”(Photo: Infared Music Group)

Drake - Drake doesn?t give props to everybody but considers the ?Jesus Walks? MC a god. ?At the end of the day, I look up to Ye," he said. "? He?s a major influence if not the biggest influence in my career. Kanye?s mentored me through his decisions and I study the game overall, but him very closely.? (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Drake - Drake doesn’t give props to everybody but considers the “Jesus Walks” MC a god. “At the end of the day, I look up to Ye," he said. "… He’s a major influence if not the biggest influence in my career. Kanye’s mentored me through his decisions and I study the game overall, but him very closely.” (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Kendrick Lamar - Kendrick Lamar has credited Mr. West for teaching him to "always stay as creative as possible," and "never have any boundaries." And he's also taught him that he doesn't have to contain that to music. ?Those things that people called 'rants' on-stage are real conversations that we had behind closed doors about business and how when you get to a certain level people won't want to see you break through because they only see you as a rapper,? Kendrick said. (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BACARDI)

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Kendrick Lamar - Kendrick Lamar has credited Mr. West for teaching him to "always stay as creative as possible," and "never have any boundaries." And he's also taught him that he doesn't have to contain that to music. “Those things that people called 'rants' on-stage are real conversations that we had behind closed doors about business and how when you get to a certain level people won't want to see you break through because they only see you as a rapper,” Kendrick said. (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BACARDI)