- Thu Jul 20, 2017, 4:29 PM GMT
The 'Famous' hitmaker sends custom Yeezy boots to a paralyzed boy named Tyler Wesley.READ MORE
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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The rapper claimed he didn't con anyone to subscribe to Tidal, as the album had gone through numerous changes before it was released on other streaming platforms.READ MORE
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The 61-year-old momager allegedly wants her family to keep making headlines and 'she knows how much press that would be for them' if Kanye runs for president in 2020.READ MORE