An arrogant prick who also happens to be one of the best and most creative forces in popular music today. Most of the people who keep blabbing about the Taylor Swift incident have never actually listened to his music. They may have heard "Stronger" or "Gold Digger" on the radio once, but that doesn't really count for much.
All Kanye ever does is be honest. He just completely lacks constraint in what he does, in both his music and his public appearances. He never pretends to be something that he isn't, and as such his music isn't just boyish posturing like that of most rappers, it feels like a journey into his soul. Anyone who's listened all the way through "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" knows that. He's not a perfect guy. He says stupid things on camera. He gets angry, he flips out, he gets depressed. He's a normal human being, just like everyone else. And that's what makes his music so goddamn amazing.
Listen to some of his music, like "Roses", "Family Business" or "Street Lights". If you think those Kanye West songs are bad, you probably don't have a soul, just saying.
Something that is liked by a majority of people and doesn't pertain to any particular subculture. Mainstream is not a particular style of music, it has nothing to with rap, it has nothing to do with the media forcing various types of music down our throats. It's just stuff that a lot of people like. That's it.
And as for the people saying shit like "Mainstream should die"... What do you think would happen if everyone started listening to the more underground music that you like?
A word girls use to describe usually well intentioned guys who haven't the slightest clue about how to interact with females without scaring the fuck out of them.
Guy: "So I wrote you this poem about how much I love you."
Girl: "Who the hell are you, anyway?"
Guy: "Oh, right. I'm Craig. I've been watching you with binoculars from the bushes for the last 2 months now"
Girl: "Whoah, that's kinda creepy. Get the fuck away from me."
Guy: "But I love you! Why can't you see that?!"
A bunch of socially inept teenagers who have, by some bizarre and somewhat hilarious twist of fate, convinced the world that they are an underground group of elite hackers. This is quite far from the truth.
Anonymous' idea of hacking is getting angry about some organization or something (Such as the Australian Government, Facebook, or whatever) for some benign reason, and then rallying 200 or so fourteen year olds to manually DDoS their website to shut it down for about 20 minutes, if that. The real world equivalent of this is getting a bunch of angry midgets to stand in front of the door of a shop to stop people from getting in. It's really quite retarded.
Some members of anonymous like to distance themselves from these internet superheroes by distinguishing between the 'Old' anonymous and the 'New' anonymous. What they often to neglect to mention is that they are both equally stupid - New anonymous likes to put on shitty masks and protest in the streets, while Old anonymous likes to log onto Habbo Hotel and mildy disgruntle some 12 year olds because they can't get into a virtual pool.
A genre containing brilliant, timeless works by musical geniuses such as Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Wagner, and a whole host of other European dudes you've probably never heard of. Absolutely brilliant music, especially considering the difficulty a person had to go through to compose before electric instruments and computers. Technically, "Classical Music" refers to the instrumental music of the 1750-1825 period, containing composers like Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, but nowadays the term covers pretty much all music made with orchestras.
Also, a word used by upper class snobs used to justify their shitty intellectual tastes in music that they only listen to because they want to consider themselves to be educated and classy. Some composers of classical music, such as those of the atonal and serialist genres, deliberately make their music as out of key and musically senseless as humanly possible, and then justify it because it's "intellectual", and took a lot of intelligence and effort to create. The proponents of this form of music then go out and loudly proclaim how their musical tastes are far superior to those of the common unwashed plebeians, who dirty their ears with foul peasant music like rock, or even *scoff* "rap".
These musically educated persons then retire to their weekly top hat appreciation parties and discuss with other like minded individuals about kids these days have no respect for their elders.
I personally think that classical music can be utterly brilliant, but the classical music enthusiasts who constantly insist that they're intellectually and musically superior to everyone else just piss me off.