he definitely is an American cultural leader (like he said there would be no givenchy in the hood if it wasnt for him and i will add that those shutter shades although corny have become a staple at beaches and tourist shops around America, plus him and pharell definitely brought slimmer clothes to urban america)
This is what you consider "culture"?
When is the next time you think 3X Your Size jeans will be in style outside of really hood dudes? Even hood dudes with money stick to sagging the slim straight trus robins or levis...we're never gonna see big *** jeans like they were in say 05 and before...pharrll and ye are mostly responsible for bringing that to urban culture, rappers with more of a street demographic than ye and pharell piggybacked off of that
As far as the shutter shades, i will never personally rock a pair like I said, but its one of the few things from the 2000s that can be directly attributed to the 2000s .... I know they were out in the 80s but it wasnt the beach/tourist shop staple it has become now...they have become a staple in american culture like shark teeth necklaces or something idk ... They are a fixture at the beach and not many artists are doing that where things from they wear become staples like that
The leather sweats thing just shows that kanye has a great niche for predicting trends...think about where leather sweats fit in the styles at the time of 2007
I'm sorry, but when you refer to someone as a "cultural leader", and your examples are form fitting clothes, shutter shades and leather sweats and Givenchy clothes, you've failed