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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.

Latest News


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Matching in Black at CFDA Awards

June 02, 2015 02:33:15 GMT

Just a day after announcing her pregnancy, alongside husband made their red carpet appearance at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday, June 1. The two looked matching, dressed in black, and Mrs. West didn't seem to shy to show a slight baby bump.
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Kanye West Reportedly Opts for Living in Paris

June 01, 2015 04:18:19 GMT

reportedly wants to move to Paris with his wife and daughter North West. He is said to make the decision based on his vision for having his own fashion empire soon.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Expecting Second Baby

June 01, 2015 03:17:40 GMT

is pregnant again. The 34-year-old reality star announced she and her husband are expecting their second child in a teaser following the mid-season finale of "" on Sunday, May 31.
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Kanye West Gives Inspiring Speech to Graduating Fashion Students

May 31, 2015 20:12:59 GMT

delivered a speech to the students at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. The rapper-turned-fashion designer taught at the fashion school as part of his community service for assaulting a paparazzo in 2013 and he returned to the school over the weekend to speak to the graduating class.
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Kanye West's New Song 'A Long Time' Previewed by Arcade Fire's Win Butler

May 30, 2015 06:05:32 GMT

Another preview of 's highly-anticipated new album may have emerged online. 's frontman Win Butler treated fans to a portion of the rapper's new song, reportedly called "A Long Time", while he was DJ-ing as DJ Windows 98 at an event on Thursday night, May 28.
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Kanye West Settles Lawsuit Over Illegal Sample on 'Bound 2'

May 28, 2015 07:38:57 GMT

has settled a lawsuit over a sample he used on his "Bound 2". According to Billboard, paperwork was filed earlier this month to discontinue the lawsuit brought by Ricky Spicer, whose voice is heard on the 2013 song.
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Kim Kardashian Admits to Crying After Kanye West Threw Out Her Shoes

May 26, 2015 07:36:24 GMT

recalled how her husband made her cry after he re-did her closet. The "" star admitted to weeping buckets of tears as the rapper asked her to get rid of her old shoes, which were many.
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Kanye West Calls Kim Kardashian 'The Girl of My Dreams' in Heartfelt Tweet

May 26, 2015 05:58:24 GMT

Following in the footsteps of his famous wife , marked the first anniversary of their wedding by shouting out his love and adoration for her on social media. On Monday, May 25, he tweeted a heartfelt message that read, "Kim, I am so happy to be married to the girl of my dreams." He added, "I love you and Nori so much!!! I would find you in any lifetime."
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Kanye West Reportedly to Release New Album 'Swish' as Apple Music Exclusive

May 25, 2015 04:01:59 GMT

may be releasing his new album via Apple instead of his pal and frequent collaborator 's Tidal. According to a new report by Hits Daily Double, 'Ye is "distancing himself from Tidal, firing Roc Nation and managing himself, with an unofficial assist from the Jenner-Kardashian clan."
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Kanye West Picks Up McDonald's at the Drive-Thru in His $750,000 Lamborghini

May 23, 2015 05:39:17 GMT

What a lavish life he's living. was photographed on Thursday, May 21, picking up a McDonald's at the drive-thru in Los Angeles in his $750,000 Lamborghini.
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Kanye West: My Billboard Music Award Performance Was 'Grossly Over-Censored'

May 20, 2015 01:49:48 GMT

was one of the big names performing at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards which aired live on ABC on Sunday night, May 17. However, many fans were left disappointed because he got bleeped so much for the telecast due to his profanity-filled lyrics.
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Kim Kardashian Admits She Pursued Kanye West

May 19, 2015 08:36:49 GMT

During a recent interview with Access Hollywood, admitted that she pursued . Though on several occasions the rapper said that he always had eyes on the reality TV star, Kim said the she was the one who "was always attracted to him," because of both his physics and intelligence.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to Renew Wedding Vows in Paris

May 14, 2015 03:18:09 GMT

About to mark their first wedding anniversary on May 24, and reportedly will renew their wedding vows in Paris, France. It was said that the mega-watt couple would be saying "I do" all over again with the Eiffel Tower as their romantic backdrop.
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Kanye West and Nicki Minaj Announced to Perform at 2015 Billboard Music Awards

May 13, 2015 08:07:11 GMT

and are the latest to join the stellar line-up of performers for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Organizers of the annual awards show announced on Tuesday, May 12 that 'Ye would be closing out the festivities on Sunday night, May 17.
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Kanye West and Vic Mensa Play Surprise Performance at Chance the Rapper's OpenMike Event

May 12, 2015 08:07:25 GMT

Another day, another surprise performance from . After taking over the court during a game between Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday to play "All Day", the rapper brought along Vic Mensa as he made an unexpected appearance at 's OpenMike.
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Kanye West Receives Honorary Doctorate From SAIC

May 12, 2015 01:30:51 GMT

received an honorary doctoral degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at its annual commencement on Monday, May 11. Kanye was honored for his "transformative, genre-defying work." His mother was the Chair of English Department at Chicago State University.
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French Montana Taps Kanye West and Miguel for New Album 'Mac and Cheese'

May 11, 2015 04:52:11 GMT

Fresh off releasing his latest mixtape "", lets fans know that something bigger is coming in a few months. In a new interview with Billboard, the rapper says that his new full-length, "", will now likely arrive at "the end of August." He also reveals a couple of big names set for the project.
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Video: Kanye West Plays Impromptu Performance of 'All Day' at a Chicago Bulls Game

May 11, 2015 01:53:23 GMT

Chicago's own played a surprise mini-concert while attending a Bulls game over the weekend. At the match against Cleveland Cavaliers taking place in his hometown, the rapper stole the spotlight as he did an impromptu performance of "All Day".
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Kim Kardashian Gets Thousands of White Roses From Kanye West on Mother's Day

May 11, 2015 01:19:41 GMT

who is currently in Brazil has just got a special Mother's Day present from her husband . The "Stronger" rapper made sure his wife feel appreciated on the special day by sending her a couple thousands of white roses.
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Amber Rose Disses Kanye West's Songwriting Skill: Travi$ Scott Writes His Raps!

May 08, 2015 09:14:05 GMT

wasn't happy to hear a song when she was partying. Appearing at the Supper Club in Los Angeles recently, the model threw shade at her former lover as she complained about the music being played.
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Kanye West Personally Thanked Cher for Using Auto-Tune

May 08, 2015 07:56:42 GMT

apparently thinks that auto-tune is very important. The rapper recently ran into while they were attending the Met Gala and he personally thanked her for popularizing the tool that alters the pitch of someone's vocal.
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Paul McCartney Reveals The Beatles' 'Let It Be' Inspires Kanye West's 'Only One'

May 04, 2015 08:39:22 GMT

's "Only One" was inspired by ' "Let It Be", said . In a chat with The Sun, the remaining member of the British group revealed how the classic influenced the rapper's track, which was written for 'Ye's daughter North West from the perspective of his late mother Donda West.
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Kanye West Changes Album Title to 'Swish'

May 03, 2015 21:17:34 GMT

has a change of heart about using "So Help Me God" as the name of his new studio album. "I'm changing my album name to ," the hip-hop star informed his followers on Twitter. He later added, "I might change it again but that's the name now."
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North West Plays Footsie With Dad Kanye West in Adorable Picture

April 24, 2015 09:17:17 GMT

A picture posted on Instagram can tell how great the father-daughter relationship of and his child, North West. West's wife took to Instagram to share the happy moment while North was playing footsie with her dad. "#TBT last week in Armenia! Footsie with daddy!" she captioned it.
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Kanye West Considers North's Baptism 'Really Cool' and 'Emotional Experience'

April 24, 2015 08:11:36 GMT

Less than a month after having her daughter North West being baptized, has come to such realization that it was a memorable experience for the whole family. A source close to the family told PEOPLE, "He thought it was a really cool and emotional experience."
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Kanye West's Lawsuit Over Leaked Proposal Video Allowed to Proceed

April 23, 2015 09:15:41 GMT

and 's lawsuit against YouTube co-founder, Chad Hurley, is about to proceed. On Wednesday, April 22, a California appeals court allowed the lawsuit over leaked footage of West's surprise 2013 marriage proposal to Kardashian to move forward.
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Kanye West Tweets Support for Tidal After Deleting All Tidal-Referencing Posts

April 23, 2015 06:42:49 GMT

has just tweeted his first support for Tidal after previously deleting all posts related to the streaming service owned by his pal . The rapper shared on Wednesday night, April 22 an image of the Tidal logo along with the caption, "The love of music is louder than words."
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Video: Kanye West Performs Hits at TIME 100 Gala

April 23, 2015 04:08:03 GMT

, one of Time magazine's Most Influential People in the World, made an appearance at the Time 100 Gala on Tuesday, April 21. Along with his wife who also makes it to the list, the rapper joined world leaders, business moguls and fellow A-list celebrities at the event which took place in New York City at the Jazz at the Lincoln Center.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Get Pranked by Amy Schumer at TIME 100 Gala

April 22, 2015 02:52:08 GMT

There was one awkward moment when and arrived at Lincoln Center on Tuesday night, April 21 for TIME 100 Gala in New York City. The couple got pranked by when they posed on the red carpet.
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Kanye West Added to P. Diddy's Producer Supergroup The Hitmen

April 21, 2015 08:17:33 GMT

has reunited The Hitmen for his new album "" a.k.a. "Making Money Mitch". The rap mogul recently took to Instagram to officially announce the return of the production collective responsible for many of Bad Boy Records' hits in the '90s until early '00s, and to reveal that 's now part of the team.
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