Ever since 808's came out, I've drawn parallels between Bowie and Kanye as well. However, as much as I love the Bowie music that I love, I think at least ⅓ of his output was terrible. So I still feel like Kanye's followed a more Beatlesque path. "Late Registration" is the Rubber Soul of hip-hop. MBDTF, the Sgt. Pepper.
But Kanye and Bowie are very alike in their chameleon-like refusal to stay in one place for any longer than necessary.
Man, I'm straight up Fucking bummed about Bowie. Not utterly devastated like I was when Lou passed, but still- shocked and saddened.