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Kanye West

Kanye West

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States · Person · 1977–present
Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West briefly attended art school before becoming known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hit singles for artists such as Jay Z and Alicia Keys. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to widespread critical and commercial success, and founded the record label GOOD Music. He went on to pursue a variety of different styles on subsequent albums Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), and 808s & Heartbreak (2008). In 2010, he released his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy to rave reviews from critics, and the following year he collaborated with Jay Z on the joint LP Watch the Throne (2011). West released his abrasive sixth album, Yeezus, to further critical praise in 2013. His seventh album, The Life of Pablo, was released in 2016.

West's outspoken views and life outside of music have received significant mainstream attention. He has been a frequent source of controversy for his conduct at award shows, on social media, and in other public settings. His more scrutinized comments include his off-script denunciation of President George W. Bush during a live 2005 television broadcast for Hurricane Katrina relief and his interruption of singer Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. West's efforts as a fashion designer include collaborations with Nike, Louis Vuitton, and A.P.C. on both clothing and footwear, and have most prominently resulted in the YEEZY collaboration with Adidas beginning in 2013. He is the founder and head of the creative content company DONDA. His 2014 marriage to television… Read more »

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News

Kanye West Deletes His Twitter and Instagram

Pitchfork points out Kanye West has deleted both his Twitter and Instagram accounts. The Instagram has been mostly inactive since its creation last September, only making headlines when West posted dozens of Margiela lookbook pictures following his...

Buy Kanye West’s Bad Jewelry for $13,360

Today, Kanye West put up a collection of gold chains, pendants, and rings for sale on his  Yeezy Supply store. The prices range from a few thousand dollars to many thousands of dollars. In seven years, the chain went from heavy to overpriced. You...

This Kanye West New Album Rumor Has Already Been Abandoned

Yesterday, MTV News published a story about a mysterious package that been addressed to one of its editors. The package— wrote Hillary Hughes, to whom it was addressed—contained various unexplained objects, such as a VHS tape, which only played...

Videos

Kanye West - Fade (Explicit)
Kanye West - Wolves (Balmain Campaign)
Kanye West - Only One ft. Paul McCartney

Discography

The Life of Pablo
2016 Official Album
Yeezus
2013 Official Album
Cruel Summer
2012 Official Album
Watch the Throne
2011 Official Album
808s & Heartbreak
2008 Official Album
Graduation
2007 Official Album

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