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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


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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Video: Kanye West Crashes The Weeknd's Coachella Set

April 20, 2015 09:14:13 GMT

made a surprise appearance on the second weekend of Coachella. The controversial rapper attended the festival on Saturday night, April 18 to play a mini-concert during 's set.
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Kanye West and Taylor Swift Make Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People List of 2015

April 17, 2015 06:08:41 GMT

Time magazine's 2015 100 Most Influential People list was revealed on Thursday, April 16 and it included famous names from various fields, ranging from film stars to singers to politicians. Among the celebrities making the annual list were and songstress . In addition to the two musicians, there were , , , as well as .
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Kendrick Lamar's Remix to Kanye West's 'All Day' Surfaces Online

April 16, 2015 07:06:30 GMT

After some snippets leaked online, 's remix to 's 'All Day" has surfaced in full. Hitting the web on Wednesday, April 15, the new version has 'Ye's bars from the original plus a new verse from the Compton native.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Have Daughter North Baptized in Holy Land

April 14, 2015 01:35:44 GMT

North West, the daughter of and , was baptized in Holy Land on Monday, April 13. The high profile celebrity couple arrived in Israel earlier that day with the companion of . The entourage touched down on a private plane following a five-day trip to Armenia.
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Video: Kanye West's Surprise Concert in Armenia Gets Shut Down After He Jumps Into Lake

April 13, 2015 08:05:43 GMT

played a surprise concert while he was in Armenia with his wife and her family for a vacation. The free show was announced by Kardashian on Twitter just hours before it took place on Sunday night, April 12 at Swan Lake a.k.a. Karapi Lich in Yerevan.
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Kanye West and Samuel L. Jackson Eyed for Spike Lee's 'Chiraq'

April 11, 2015 02:15:08 GMT

and are reportedly in negotiations for 's next movie called "". According to TheWrap, and are also courted to star in the Chicago-based movie.
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Kanye West Joins Vic Mensa on New Song 'U Mad'

April 11, 2015 01:54:00 GMT

Last month, Vic Mensa and played a new song called "U Mad" for the first time when they performed together in London. The former then previewed the studio version of the collaboration during a party earlier this week before finally releasing it in full on Friday, April 10.
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Snippet of Kendrick Lamar's Remix to Kanye West's 'All Day' Arrives Online

April 08, 2015 08:36:12 GMT

A collaboration between and is apparently underway. On Tuesday, April 7, a snippet of what's believed to be the Compton native's remix of Yeezy's single "All Day" unexpectedly surfaced online.
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Kanye West Settles Videographer Lawsuit With Apology

April 08, 2015 08:10:23 GMT

has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a videographer, Daniel Ramos, whom he allegedly attacked in 2013. Ramos's attorney, Gloria Allred, stated that West agreed to apologize to Ramos. West and Ramos were also pictured shaking hands with West giving a smile to Ramos. Along with his apology to Ramos, West reportedly gave Ramos an unspecified amount of money.
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Justin Bieber Working on New Album With Kanye West

March 31, 2015 06:34:30 GMT

has been working on his new album with some of music's big names on his collaborators list. The Canadian superstar revealed he'd enlisted and Rick Rubin for the new project as he discussed his new music in a new interview with USA Today.
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Beyonce, Kanye West and Rihanna Tweet Support as Jay-Z Launches Streaming Service Tidal

March 30, 2015 07:32:38 GMT

Numerous musicians have shown support for 's music streaming service Tidal. Famous faces including the rapper's wife and pals and helped promote the service on Twitter using the hashtag #TIDALforALL and turned their Twitter profile picture bright blue.
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Kanye West Set to Headline KIIS-FM's 'Wango Tango'

March 28, 2015 04:41:13 GMT

will be among performers at the 2015 edition of KIIS-FM's Wango Tango festival. It's announced on Friday, March 27 that the rapper would be headlining the annual pop extravaganza set to take place on Saturday, May 9 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
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Glastonbury Defends Decision to Book Kanye West as Headliner in Open Letter

March 21, 2015 05:57:45 GMT

It looks like will still be among headliners of this year's Glastonbury despite the fact that there are thousands of fans who disagree. The festival's co-founder Emily Eavis defended the decision to book the rapper as she offered her thought on the matter in an open letter she wrote to The Guardian.
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Jimmy Kimmel Reacts to Kanye West Canceling Appearance on His Talk Show

March 21, 2015 02:20:54 GMT

has canceled his appearance on "". The rapper was supposed to be a guest on the show, which is filming in Austin, Texas, for SXSW this week, on Friday night, March 20, but his a no-show.
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Petition Launched to Prevent Kanye West From Headlining Glastonbury

March 18, 2015 07:34:03 GMT

Numerous people planning to attend this year's Glastonbury Festival were disappointed after they found out that would be among the fest's headliners. One of them then launched an online petition on Change.org to ban the rapper from what's been traditionally known as a rock event.
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Heather Mills Slams Ex Paul McCartney for Collaborating With Kanye West and Rihanna

March 17, 2015 08:51:00 GMT

has some pretty harsh words about her ex-husband 's decision to collaborate with and on "FourFiveSeconds". In a recent interview, the Paralympic skier dissed the surviving member of , saying he's not famous anymore, and claimed he wanted to work with younger musicians so people would remember who he is.
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Kanye West Tweets Nude Photos of Wife Kim Kardashian

March 17, 2015 08:16:43 GMT

sure is one proud husband and he proves it by tweeting several nude photos of his reality TV star wife . All of the photos showed Kim baring her body for the camera in different poses.
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Kanye West Tapped to Headline Glastonbury Festival

March 17, 2015 06:57:07 GMT

will be among the headliners of the 2015 Glastonbury that's taking place on June 24-28 in Pilton, England. The festival's organizer announced on Twitter on Monday, March 16 that the rapper would take over the famous Pyramid Stage on Saturday night, June 27.
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Azealia Banks Hates America, Calls Out Kanye, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar and Lorde in Playboy

March 17, 2015 06:30:05 GMT

lashes out at America in an interview with Playboy Magazine's April issue. The "Ice Princess" rapper says she wants to leave the U.S. because she hates the country. "Yes! I hate everything about this country," she shares, "Like, I hate fat white Americans."
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Kanye West Confirms His 'All Day' Performance at BRITs Is Official Music Video

March 17, 2015 01:56:00 GMT

The wait for the music video of 's "All Day" was over a few days ago. The rapper announced via Twitter on Monday, March 16 that he'd decided to turn his performance at the 2015 BRIT Awards into the song's official visuals. "I felt the Brits performance captured the energy of the record," he explained. "I decided to make it the first official video."
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'Anonymous' Blasts Kanye West in Video, Calls Him 'Spoiled Child in Grown Man's Body'

March 13, 2015 06:34:04 GMT

and his family have become the target of someone who claims to be a member of the "hacktivist" group Anonymous. The unidentified man recently uploaded a creepy video of himself wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, a symbol of the group, while criticizing the rapper and his wife .
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Picture Gallery


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