Kanye has a unique opportunity though. Whenever he does choose to end his solo career — and I do think that will happen sooner rather than later — he can cap off the most amazing winning streak of albums in modern popular music by focusing all his energy on producing. He can continue to evolve sonically and influence new artists, which is what he loves to do, without all the pressure of being at the center of it all.
I hope against hope that he goes out on top like Seinfeld and the Beatles, and proceeds to have the solo artist’s version of a “solo career” ... producing amazing albums. Because even those who refuse to accept Kanye’s greatness and influence (YOU AGAIN ROB YA BISSH!) have to know that he’s the best fucking producer in the game.