The Meadows Music & Arts Festival - Day 2

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As polarizing as he may be, can’t we all agree that Kanye West is one of the most influential pop figures of our time? Not only does he personify what it means to be “unapologetic,” but his widespread contributions to the music industry have been genre-defining.

Today, on his 40th birthday, CASSIUS celebrates the life and music of the one and only Kanye West.