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Kanye West

Kanye West

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Famous as :

Rapper

Birth Name :

Kanye Omari West

Birth Date :

June 08, 1977

Birth Place :

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Spouse :

Kim Kardashian (TV star, since 24-May-14)

Claim to fame :

Debut album "The College Dropout" (2004)

Biography


Being the son of a photojournalist and an English teacher, Kanye Omari West was properly raised in Chicago after his birth on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. It was probably due to the influence of his parents, Ray and Donda West, that he gradually showed interest in poetry as well as visual arts. As he discovered a new attraction to music in his early teens, the boy started to spend most of the time harmonizing his rhyming skills with experimental beats produced through his keyboard. Under the guidance of the renowned Chicago producer, NO I.D., he afterwards uniquely created his own style which relies on the use of sped up vocal loops and sweeping strings. A promising chance to break into music industry approached in 1998 when Jermaine Dupri used one of Kanye's beats on his album entitled "Life in 1472." The unusual rhythm satisfyingly caught the attention of the hip-hop community, marking his initial success.

Looking upon his early attainment, Kanye decided to quit his study at Columbia College with the desire to pursue career as a music producer. Throughout 1999 and 2000, he had been involved in the album productions of some well-known singers, such as Trina & Tamara, Harlem World, The Madd Rapper and Lil' Kim. However, it was not until the following year that he came into popularity as he took part in Jay-Z's album, "The Blueprint." Inserting his beat-making style which has become his trademark in the hit tracks like "Takeover", "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" and "Never Change", he instantly became one of the most wanted producers when the album reached the top position of the Billboard Hot 200. This huge achievement apparently did not satisfy him for he then looked forward to develop another career as a performer. Nevertheless, the process was not easy since he had to face rejection from many record companies due to his appearance and overall style.

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Video: Amy Schumer Joins Talib Kweli Onstage to Perform a Kanye West Song

August 28, 2015 01:53:44 GMT

showed off her rapping skills when she and did a joint-headlining show at Chicago's Constellation earlier this week. The actress/comedian spat some bars on a song as she made an impromptu appearance on the stage during Kweli's set.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Win $440K Settlement Over Leaked Engagement Video

August 27, 2015 16:26:15 GMT

and are expected to get big settlement money from YouTube founder, Chad Hurley, over their leaked marriage proposal video. After attempts to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the couple failed, Hurley agreed to pay them $440,000 to end the legal battle.
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Kanye West to Receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at 2015 MTV VMAs

August 25, 2015 18:37:57 GMT

is picked as a special honoree at the upcoming 32nd annual MTV Video Music Awards. The hip-hop star is set to receive Video Vanguard Award during the live ceremony taking place August 30 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
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The Weeknd Buries Himself in Music Video for Kanye West-Produced 'Tell Your Friends'

August 25, 2015 04:45:12 GMT

In anticipation of his "", treats fans to the music video of a new song from the album. The Canadian singer dropped on Monday, August 24 the visuals for "Tell Your Friends" which was produced by .
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Kanye West Invites Rihanna From Crowd to Join Him on FYF Festival Stage

August 23, 2015 17:22:27 GMT

surprised the crowd at FYF Festival in Los Angeles Saturday night, August 22 by bringing out from the crowd. The rapper singled out the R&B singer from the audience and invited her to join him for "FourFiveSeconds" and "All of the Lights".
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Have the Most Adventurous Sex When She's Pregnant

August 22, 2015 14:42:55 GMT

Sex life becomes much more interesting and hotter for and when she is pregnant. "Kanye wishes Kim could be pregnant all year long," a source close to the couple told Hollywood Life, adding, "They have the most adventurous and crazy sex when she's pregnant."
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Kanye West Is Headlining FYF Festival After Frank Ocean Dropped Out

August 21, 2015 03:44:16 GMT

is no longer scheduled to perform at the upcoming FYF Fest. The rapper has canceled his headlining set, and will now replace him at the two-day event scheduled to take place at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena and Exposition Park this weekend, August 22 and 23.
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Video: The Weeknd Debuts Kanye West-Produced New Song 'Tell Your Friends'

August 20, 2015 02:59:06 GMT

did work with on his forthcoming album, "". The rapper produced a song called "Tell Your Friends" which the Canadian singer debuted live during a show at Drai's Nightclub in Las Vegas on Tuesday, August 18.
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Rob Kardashian Shares Sweet Pic of Kanye and North West

August 14, 2015 01:39:03 GMT

took to Instagram on Thursday, August 13 to share a sweet photo of his brother-in-law and his niece North West. In the photo, Kanye was seen planting a kiss on his daughter's cheek. While Rob didn't leave any caption on the snap, it has been liked by more than 130,000 followers.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Rep Denies Couple Naming Son Easton

August 08, 2015 02:55:55 GMT

Despite circulating rumors, and are not naming their baby boy Easton. Daily Mail previously reported that the powerhouse couple had locked in a name for their second child.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Already Lock in a Name for Second Child

August 07, 2015 20:15:12 GMT

Making media headlines ever since news of them expecting their second child emerged, and created more buzz as they reportedly have locked in a name for the upcoming baby. According to a report by Daily Mail Online, the celebrity couple who are expecting a baby boy, will be naming him Easton.
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Drake Trolls Meek Mill at OVO Fest, Brings Out Kanye West and Pharrell

August 04, 2015 04:55:06 GMT

As expected, took more shots at while headlining his OVO Festival on Monday night, August 3. The Canadian native wasted no time in dissing the "All Eyes on You" rapper, as he opened his set with "Charged Up" and "Back to Back Freestyle" which both arrived days ago in the wake of their feud.
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Kanye West, Janet Jackson, Sam Smith Lined Up for iHeartRadio Music Festival

July 30, 2015 15:59:57 GMT

Performers for the upcoming 5th annual iHeartRadio Music Festival are revealed. The likes of , , , and are among the musical acts tapped for this year's event which will be hosted by again.
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Kanye West's 'All Day/I Feel Like That' Music Video Leaks Online

July 26, 2015 18:44:42 GMT

's "All Day/I Feel Like That" video has arrived online. The short movie leaked on the internet after it was previewed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art during an event where audience was sworn to secrecy and cell phones were banned.
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Kanye West and Steve McQueen's Short Film 'All Day' to Premiere at LACMA

July 21, 2015 05:07:02 GMT

and Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen recently teamed up on a short film and the result will be unveiled at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Saturday, July 25. The short-film installation would run four days only, so a museum spokeswoman said.
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Thousands of Kanye West Haters Signing Petition Against His Pan Am Performance

July 18, 2015 05:36:41 GMT

More than 46,000 petitioners have rallied to remove as a performer for the closing ceremony of the upcoming Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. The petition is posted on Change.org along with headline "Don't have Kanye West headline the closing ceremony for the Toronto Pan American Games."
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Kanye West Reportedly Called Scott Disick Urging Him to 'Man Up and Go to Rehab'

July 16, 2015 05:57:03 GMT

It turns out that cares about 's condition following his split from after nine years together. A source told Us Weekly that the "FourFiveSeconds" rapper called the hard-partying star on Sunday, July 5 and asked him to find the right treatment for his drinking problem.
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Kanye West to Perform at Closing Ceremony of 2015 Pan Am Games

July 15, 2015 16:55:45 GMT

is officially announced as one of the music acts to perform at the closing ceremony of Pan Am Games this year. The American hip-hop star is set to join Cuban-American rapper and Canadian artist Serena Ryder at the televised event.
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Drake Parodies Miley Cyrus, Kanye West in 'Energy' Music Video

July 11, 2015 01:54:23 GMT

has just dropped the official music video for his "Energy". Directed by Fleur & Manu, the bizarre clip premiered on Friday, July 10 via Apple Music finds the rapper transforming himself into fellow famous stars and recreating their biggest moments.
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Kanye West Enraged by Scott Disick's Treatment to Kourtney Kardashian and Kids

July 09, 2015 09:57:13 GMT

In the wake of 's split from her longtime boyfriend , is reportedly furious at Scott. The 38-year-old rapper is mostly upset by how the 32-year-old TV personality treated his family.
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Kanye West's 'Swish' May Have Been Leaked by a Reddit User

July 09, 2015 04:14:52 GMT

's long-awaited "" may have leaked online. As pointed out by Complex, a Reddit user who goes by dxnxixlrxsxnxbxrx shared on Tuesday night, July 7 a long audio clip which he claimed was recorded during a listening party for the album.
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Ed Sheeran Reveals Kanye West Will Be Featured on The Weeknd's New Album

July 07, 2015 05:01:44 GMT

A collaboration between and is underway, according to . The British gingerhead let it slip during an interview on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show that the rapper and the reclusive R&B star had worked together on a song for the latter's highly-anticipated new album.
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Kim Kardashian Hired Private Bartender to Celebrate Wedding Anniversary With Kanye West

July 02, 2015 09:29:15 GMT

and apparently had a low-profile celebration for their first wedding anniversary. The power couple hired a private bartender and spent their anniversary on May 24 in their $20-million mansion in Hidden Hills, California.
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Amy Schumer Reveals Racy Dream Dates With Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

July 01, 2015 04:35:17 GMT

Though said she didn't have much time for dating, she was still able to think about her dream dates. During an interview with E! Celebrity Sit-Down, the 34-year-old stand-up comedian alongside her "" co-star Vanessa Bayer was asked what their dream dates with some celebrities, including and , would be like.
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Adam Lambert Slams Kanye West's Cover of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

June 30, 2015 09:41:15 GMT

gave 's cover of 's "Bohemian Rhapsody" a negative review. The "" alum, who's frequently hired to front the legendary band, took to Twitter on Monday, June 29 to let the world know that he didn't like the rapper's performance of the classic during his headlining set at Glastonbury last weekend.
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Video: Kanye West's Glastonbury Set Disrupted by Stage-Invading Prankster

June 29, 2015 01:54:54 GMT

A prankster pulled a during Kanye West's headlining set at Glastonbury on Saturday night, June 27. The prankster, comedian Simon Brodkin who's best known as Lee Nelson, disrupted the rapper's show when he unexpectedly jumped onstage mid-song.
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Kanye West Blames Himself for His Mother's Death

June 27, 2015 02:52:53 GMT

opens up about his mother Donda West's death in an interview with Q Magazine, saying he holds himself accountable for the loss. When asked what he has had to sacrifice for his success, Kanye replies, "My mom."
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New Videos: Big Sean's 'I Know' Ft. Jhene Aiko and 'All Your Fault' Ft. Kanye West

June 25, 2015 03:52:57 GMT

has released not only one, but two music videos for tracks off his latest album "". On Wednesday, June 24, the rapper dropped the visuals for "I Know" and "All Your Fault" which are his collaborations with and , respectively.
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Kanye West Designs Book Cover for His Pastor's Novel

June 24, 2015 03:10:41 GMT

helped his pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr., who officiated his marriage to in May 2014, design book cover for his novel "Sandcastle King". The first photo of the novel cover was released on Tuesday, June 23.
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Kanye West Admits He's Wrong About Beck, Apologizes for 'Innacurate' Comments

June 23, 2015 08:31:32 GMT

Months after dissed following the latter's big win at the 2015 Grammy Awards, the rapper once again apologizes for his remarks. In a new interview with the U.K.'s Sunday Times, he admits he was wrong when implying that the multi-instrumentalist didn't "respect artistry."
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