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Shawn Corey Carter was born into poverty on the streets of Brooklyn December 4, 1969. Today his net worth is estimated at over 450$ million. An extremely talented rapper and musician, HOVA has 11 number one records, being beat out only by The Beatles. Music however, is definitely not Carter’s only talent. Indeed Carter is a very successful and renowned entrepreneur: he was President/CEO of Def Jam Records for several years, he has founded multiple corporations including Roc-A-Fella Records and Rocawear, finally he is co-owner of a variety of organizations including the 40/40 Club and the New Jersey Nets. Whether it be music, fashion, food, or just cold hard business; Jigga clearly knows how to get sh*t done. A self-admitted former crack dealer, Shawn Carter clearly will use any means or ‘tools’ necessary to be successful. A brilliant Crafter Artisan from the streets, Carter knows that the most important things in life are ‘a gift and a curse’.
Kanye Omari West was born June 08, 1977 in Atlanta Georgia. The Chi-town native is characterized by his flamboyantly loud personality, outrageous fashion sense, and skills as a music producer. Indeed it was Kanye’s beat-making prowess that got his foot in the industry door. However once his foot was in the door, his mouth did the rest. The rapper’s flashy personality may come across as a bit egotistical, but also made him a powerful media darling, and helped propel his career to what it is today. Kanye’s uncensored attitude has indeed gotten him in trouble: when he claimed that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” or his infamous mic-snatching incident with Taylor Swift. In fact if at any point during the day you want to hear exactly what Kanye West is thinking about, you can check out his highly utilized twitter account, or even his website. Although the guy may come off as a bit brazen or overconfident: at the end of the day Kanye West, a blazing Performer Artisan, simply wants to entertain his audience.
Shoot for the stars, so if you fall you land on a cloud.
Taylor Alison Swift was born on a christmas-tree farm in an obscure town in Pennsylvania, and since early childhood has showed an exceptional talent for poetry, music, and writing. Her artistic talentsblossomed quite early, as she won a national poetry contest in the fourth grade, and wrote a 350-page novel at the age of 12. After learning to play the guitar, Taylor had found her passion and started devoting most of her time to singing and songwriting. Taylor admittedly got picked on in school, and used songwriting to express her emotions as an outlet for the pain of not fitting in. After her family moved to Nashville, Tennessee, Taylor was able to display her talents and quickly became recognized. Her breakout single “Tim Mcgraw” was the first of many hits, while “Love Story” subsequently shoved her into the national spotlight. Highly emotional, musically harmonic, adorably sensitive and gracefully timidTaylor Swift is undoubtedly a Composer Artisan. Composers (like Taylor) “prefer to have their fingers on their compositional tools and through them feel the pulse of life”. Indeed Taylorspeaks almost exclusively through her music, as when Composers“find a mediumof expression, some art form, then they will express their character quite eloquently via that medium”.
“Although Composers often put long, lonely hours into their compositions, we must not assume that they are working on their art in the sense of careful planning and dutiful execution. On close observation, ISFPs prove to be just as impulsive as other Artisans. Indeed, they covet their impulses and see them as the center of their lives. They do not wait to act or to consider their moves, for to wait is to see their impulse wither and die; rather, they live intensely in the here and now, and as gracefully as possible, with little or no planning or preparation. Submergence in their artistry is not preparation for something later, and neither is it artful play, such as Crafters engage in with their tools. Composers are seized by the act of artistic composition, as if caught up in a whirlwind. The act is their master, not the reverse, and, in a sense, the doing is elicited by the action itself. ISFPs paint or sculpt, they dance or skate, they write melodies or recipes—or whatever—simply because they must. They climb the mountain because it is there.” Please Understand Me II, p. 73